Technology


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    The Friday Checkout: 6 takeaways from Groceryshop

    Technology priorities like dealing with data and developing omnichannel shopping options topped the agenda at the annual grocery industry gathering in Las Vegas this week.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 23, 2022
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    How Raley’s is trying to make e-commerce profitable

    The California-based grocer is focused on a “flywheel” that incorporates different fulfillment models, Zachary Wilson, its head of e-commerce, said at a Wednesday Groceryshop session.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Robotics/Automation

    Automation holds a lot of promise for grocers, but picking where to invest and being able to effectively evaluate performance remains challenging for companies. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    5 notable tech companies from Groceryshop

    The trade show’s exhibit hall included a wide range of vendors touting everything from automated hardware solutions to reusable bag systems. Here are a few that stood out.

    By , Sept. 22, 2022
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    Gen Z’s demands and values are redefining grocers’ online presence

    This younger generation, regarded for their activism, holds companies accountable for their ethical standards, panelists said during a Groceryshop session Tuesday. 

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Kroger links with French meal planning service

    The grocery chain has a new partnership with Jow, a startup that recommends recipes and ingredient products to customers based on their dietary and lifestyle preferences.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    Walmart weds data to popular apps like TikTok in latest ad play

    A new Innovation Partners program that also features Snapchat and Roku seeks to help brands better understand what engages Gen Z.

    By Peter Adams • Sept. 20, 2022
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    Whole Foods CEO wants to bring back ‘the theater of retail’

    During a keynote at the Groceryshop conference, Jason Buechel said the chain wants to continue being an innovator in store experiences while also upholding its specialty roots.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Albertsons details how it’s connecting online and offline shopping

    A weekly budget helper, recipe suggestions and a guided in-store map are some of the tools the company is using, Chief Merchandising Officer Jennifer Saenz said during a Monday Groceryshop session.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    New shoppable recipe website Jupiter taps into chef content creators’ online fans

    The startup has created a platform where customers can instantly fill their virtual shopping carts with the ingredients needed to create their favorite chef influencers’ recipes.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Instacart rolls out tech enhancements centered on in-store shopping

    The company’s “Connected Stores” suite includes an updated smart cart, scan-and-pay program and electronic shelf labels that work together to digitize the shopping journey.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Sponsored by Broadsign

    How to make the most of in-store signage with retail media networks

    As retail media networks see explosive growth, find out how to uplevel your in-store media offering.

    By Karim Kanji, sales director, Broadsign • Sept. 19, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Is Wegmans’ retreat from scan-and-go out of touch?

    The retailer decided to drop its SCAN app like a hot potato, but it may be an outlier among grocers.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Walmart Canada turns to automated AI solution to curb out-of-stocks

    Following a 70-store pilot, the retailer is rolling out Focal Systems’ computer vision cameras to scan shelves at predetermined intervals and alert workers to restock products.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    C&S Wholesale Grocers looks to the cloud to become more efficient

    The food-distribution company has enlisted Tata Consultancy Services of India to develop a data-processing platform intended to help it provide more predictable deliveries and save energy.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Walmart makes it easier to shop SNAP-eligible items online

    The retailer said it is streamlining its website for consumers who use EBT card payments as it looks to foster a more inclusive shopping experience.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    Wegmans is ending its scan-and-go service

    The grocer told customers it’s doing away with the popular app later this week due to “losses” that “prevent us from continuing to make it available in its current state.”

    By , Sept. 13, 2022
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    For many grocers, tech investments aren’t yet paying off

    Just 39% of retailers surveyed by the Food Industry Association said their technology investments have positively impacted their business.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    4 questions to ask before selecting goods-to-person solutions

    Choosing the right solution, however, can become overwhelming and daunting, even for individuals experienced in this field. Here are 4 questions to ask and answer before selecting a goods-to-person solution.

    By Linda Grady • Sept. 12, 2022
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    Hundreds of industry-leading retailers descended upon Dallas for ECRS’ annual Ignite Conference

    Check out a few highlights from Ignite 2022, where retailers experienced the newest in retail POS technology, forged new relationships and expanded their skills to take their businesses to the next level.

    Sept. 12, 2022
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    Southeastern Grocers to launch proprietary e-commerce service

    The grocery chain will let online shoppers take advantage of in-store pricing and promotions, with DoorDash covering last-mile service.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    The Friday Checkout: Instacart goes on a shopping spree

    As it approaches a public offering, the e-commerce company can’t afford to be just a delivery firm anymore. And it needs independent grocers to come along for the ride.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • Sept. 9, 2022
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    Uber, Nuro strike 10-year deal for robot food delivery

    Uber Eats will use Nuro’s autonomous delivery bots to transport orders in Houston and Mountain View, California.

    By Julie Littman • Sept. 8, 2022
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    Sponsored by relevanC

    How Sponsored Product ads drive sales by improving the customer experience

    Sponsored Products can enrich the customer shopping experience bringing it closer to that of a physical store.

    By Olivia Mark, Managing Director, relevanC • Sept. 6, 2022
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    Cub Foods brings Afresh’s AI-powered fresh food technology to more stores

    The startup expects to have its Fresh Operating System in about 2,500 grocery stores by the end of 2022, up from 200 at the beginning of the year, CEO and co-founder Matt Schwartz said.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    Online vs. in-person shopping: how to meet CPG consumer needs in both spaces

    Consider how people shop today so you can build an effective digital and brick-and-mortar strategy to meet their needs.

    Aug. 29, 2022