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    5 areas grocery executives should prioritize this year: McKinsey

    Food retail leaders should pay greater attention to topics such as sustainability, omnichannel growth and tech partnerships as industry challenges mount, the consulting firm said in a new report.

    By May 18, 2022
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    5 ways retailers can battle inflation and win

    Get five tips to combat inflation and create long-term success in a constantly evolving market.

    May 16, 2022
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    Digital transformation

    Grocers are waging a multi-front battle to improve the economics and experience of online shopping while also incorporating digital into their stores.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Jokr diversifying revenue with launch of own retail media platform

    Jokr Media, which is live in the U.S. and five Latin American countries, is a "major strategic focus" for the rapid delivery firm as it focuses on profitability, said Benedict Counsell, vice president of onsite and Jokr Media.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Grocery Outlet raises full-year guidance, will expand e-commerce coverage

    CEO Eric Lindberg said during Tuesday's earnings call that the discount grocer plans to introduce Uber Eats and DoorDash delivery to a subset of stores following a successful online rollout with Instacart. 

    By May 11, 2022
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    Self-checkout tech maker Mashgin raises $62.5M

    The technology company said it will use the investment to build out its team, quicken expansion and scale globally.

    By , May 10, 2022
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    Food Rocket plans to offer 15-minute delivery from Chicago convenience store

    The ultrafast grocery delivery startup intends to co-locate a fulfillment center with a Circle K location set to open this summer and plans to expand to additional cities this year.

    By May 10, 2022
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    3 ways grocers are elevating online order picking in their stores

    As retailers continue to rely on their main locations to fill digital demand, many are trying to boost efficiency and quality through enhanced training, technology and store layouts.

    By May 9, 2022
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    H-E-B adds in-store video storytelling to its alcohol aisles

    The Texas grocery chain has placed digital tablets in the wine and beer aisles at approximately 120 stores to help shoppers learn more about brands and make selections.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Pardon the Disruption: Can grocers' food assortment become the pharmacy of the future?

    As digital technology evolves and the link between food and health grows stronger, an opportunity is emerging for retailers to become a core part of the healthcare system.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Instacart's sales sag 4% in first quarter, report says

    Shoppers spent an average of $576 on Instacart’s platform during the first three months of 2022, down 9% from the same period last year, according to data from Bloomberg Second Measure.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Aisles Abroad: How a Chinese e-grocer is delivering fresh foods fast in the world's most competitive grocery market

    Beijing-based Missfresh has built a robust business in China's largest cities that relies on state-of-the-art dark stores and AI forecasting, but faces a challenging path as it looks to make money.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Grocers often miss chances to alert shoppers about online substitutions, survey finds

    Nearly a third of online grocery shoppers will remain on a retailer’s site or app to look for an alternative when a product they want is unavailable, but just 25% report always getting a recommendation, data analysis firm Lucidworks found.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Amazon Go's new suburban format

    Located in Mill Creek, Washington, the just-opened store features an expanded selection of snacks and grocery products, a customer service desk and a made-to-order meal counter.

    By April 26, 2022
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    SpartanNash expands specialty and local food selection for independents

    The grocery distributor and retailer has developed a new ordering and payment platform through a strategic partnership with technology firm Specialty Food Partners.

    By April 26, 2022
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    More regional chains roll out SNAP online purchasing

    Meijer and Bashas’ both announced this week that they now accept the payment capability for delivery and pickup orders.

    By April 22, 2022
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    How grocers can overcome sustainability hurdles

    Aaron Daly, former energy management director at Whole Foods and now principal at the Ratio Institute, outlines how food retailers can advance their climate action and share their progress as investors clamor for transparency.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Whole Foods continues checkout tech makeover with Amazon One

    The Amazon-owned grocery chain added the technology to a newly opened store in Austin, Texas, and plans to bring it to six other area locations in the coming weeks.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Lunds & Byerlys gains 'shelf intelligence data' with inventory scanning tool

    The new service is positioned as a cost-effective alternative to shelf-monitoring robots and cameras, with workers able to scan aisles in as little as 12 seconds using handheld devices.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Instacart takes its Caper checkout tech to the ballpark

    The e-commerce company is deploying its Caper Counter at refreshment stands in Boston's Fenway Park through a partnership with Aramark Sports + Entertainment.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Albertsons ushers in scent marketing in hopes shoppers stop, smell, then buy cream cheese

    For a limited time this Easter season, select Albertsons-owned grocery stores in the Chicago and New Jersey areas will use scented diffusers from Philadelphia Cream Cheese to pump in the aroma of baked cheesecake.

    By April 14, 2022
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    How online grocers are ramping food waste reduction efforts

    Getir has teamed with tech provider Copia on finding nonprofits to donate surplus food to, while Farmstead is reminding customers which items from their order to consume first.

    By April 14, 2022
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    Albertsons' CEO sees loyalty as 'next phase' of business transformation

    The grocer's loyalty program now has 30 million members, and the company hopes to deepen engagement across its digital and store initiatives, Vivek Sankaran told investors on Tuesday.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Walmart preps mealtime inspiration with shoppable Snapchat lens

    The new augmented reality lens aims to help mobile users find recipes using ingredients they have at home or can order from the retailer.

    By Robert Williams • April 11, 2022
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    Intelligence loves automation: 3 benefits to improve operations and customer experience

    Streamline all your inventory, keeping shelves fully stocked and emptied within one day, all in one go!

    April 11, 2022
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    Coborn's gives workers access to pay on demand

    The company has teamed up with DailyPay at a time when grocers are taking cues from the gig economy and looking for ways to give employees more control over their earnings.

    By April 8, 2022