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    Why online music pioneer Will Glaser set his sights on eliminating the checkout counter

    The founder and CEO of Grabango offers an update on his outlook for frictionless checkout technology, including tests the company is running across a range of convenience and grocery store sizes.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    Robotic vehicle startup Coco links with Segway on new delivery bots

    The new units, which the two companies produced together, will launch at specialty grocer Erewhon's seven stores in California.

    By Dec. 6, 2021
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    The role of digital personalization

    Grocers are finding that offering tech-enhanced, customized tools can deepen loyalty among customers shopping online and in stores.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Instant delivery startup 1520 reportedly closes its doors

    The New York City-based company, which promised to fulfill online grocery orders in 20 minutes or less, has decided to shut down after running out of money, according to a report by Business Insider.

    By Dec. 3, 2021
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    CVS expands spoken prescription app feature chainwide

    The retailer’s Spoken Rx solution, which lets people with disabilities hear information about their prescription, is now available at all pharmacy locations, including more than 1,700 inside Target stores.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Schnucks rolls out personalized cash-back promotions

    The Midwestern supermarket chain is the first grocer to work with GetUpside on receipt-less rebates for shoppers who use the technology firm's mobile app. 

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Farmstead plans to accept online SNAP payments next year

    The e-grocer has partnered with a payments processor that specializes in Electronic Benefits Transfer to add the capability to its platform by mid-2022.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Walmart to host Twitter's first shoppable livestream in quest to conquer social commerce

    A 30-minute variety program led by singer Jason Derulo is one piece of an expansive content playbook around the crunched holiday season.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 24, 2021
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    How one independent grocer became fully green-powered

    Wisconsin-based Metcalfe's Market has been using renewable energy credits to offset its electrical usage since 2008 — long before the grocery industry's more recent sustainability reckoning.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    The Giant Company to test technology to boost brands in the alcohol aisle

    Beginning in mid-December, shoppers will find an owl icon next to the prices for more than 150 brands in 15 stores and can scan a code with their phones to learn about the products. 

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Lidl parent purchases Israeli cybersecurity company

    German retailer Schwarz Group plans to operate XM Cyber, which helps companies identify online threats by simulating potential attacks, as an independent unit.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Albertsons is testing a smart cart

    The grocery chain is piloting carts made by Seattle-based Veeve at two stores as retailers take a harder look at the checkout technology.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Grocers chase the promise of e-commerce personalization

    Customization tools like shoppable recipes and product recommendations are helping consumers cut through the clutter of center store. But retailers are only scratching the surface of what's possible.

    By Nov. 16, 2021
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    Integrating digital enhances the future of grocery

    Grocers must stay ahead of the curve to ensure longer-term loyalty and satisfaction.

    Nov. 16, 2021
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    Farmstead adds prediction capabilities to grocery e-commerce service

    The e-grocer will use Halla's "taste intelligence engine" to forecast what shoppers will want to purchase, with the goal of driving increased basket sizes and sales.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Life after lockdown: Are you fully leveraging your store teams to drive shopper loyalty?

    Learn how retailers are tech-enabling their store teams to deliver a better in-store experience.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    Misfits Market is becoming a full-service online grocer

    Now worth $2 billion, the company that started off selling misshapen produce has expanded its assortment and begun delivering in California. "The plan is to really open up every aisle that exists at a grocery store," said founder and CEO Abhi Ramesh.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Inside The Giant Company's new automated e-commerce facility

    The grocer's online service, Giant Direct, has struggled to keep up with demand in Philadelphia. Its new 124,000-square-foot shed aims to catapult the brand and serve as a key test for Ahold Delhaize.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Kroger unveils collaborative cloud platform as CPGs race to meet retail's new mandates

    The offering aims to help clients make smarter decisions about everything from marketing spending to production levels amid supply chain disruptions.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 8, 2021
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    Nuro raises $600M from investors including Kroger and Google

    The autonomous delivery company has also agreed to use computing and storage capacity from Google Cloud to support development of its self-driving vehicles.

    By Nov. 4, 2021
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    Aisles Abroad: A Swedish startup's tech-enabled approach to rural grocery shopping

    Stockholm-based Lifvs oversees a fleet of unattended food stores across the Scandinavian country, some as small as 300 square feet.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Walmart to use AR, shoppable content to connect brands with consumers

    The retailer will have its first large-scale launch of shoppable recipes on Pinterest as part of its holiday campaign as it looks to increase "content-to-commerce" opportunities.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Catherine Douglas Moran • Nov. 3, 2021
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    5 takeaways on digital innovation from Walmart's top tech executive

    Offering contact-free shopping, boosting personalization and improving workforce efficiencies are among the key focuses for the company, according to Walmart Global CTO Suresh Kumar.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    Whole Foods adds to-go prepared foods ordering to app

    The feature, which is currently available to iOS users for select stores, makes it easier for people to buy hot pizzas, sandwiches, sushi and other lunch and dinner items.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Target adds new features to same-day services

    The changes allow consumers to list backup grocery items and add missing products to their original order, among other things.

    By Maria Monteros • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Deep Dive // Instacart's Road to IPO

    Examining Instacart's emerging next chapter

    On the heels of two technology acquisitions, a deeper move into digital ads and fulfillment-as-a-service, analysts weigh in on what the e-commerce company is building.

    By Oct. 26, 2021