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    Shining a light on shop floor sales opportunities

    Wondering how to enhance your shop-floor focus? Flooid’s SVP, Global Marketing shares five ways Grocers can improve their operations.

    By Donna Stevens, Senior Vice President Global Marketing at Flooid • April 15, 2024
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    Weis Markets adds tech-driven salad bars to two stores

    The Northeastern grocer opened Picadeli bars at a pair of Pennsylvania stores Wednesday and is preparing to bring the self-service stations to six more locations over the coming weeks.

    By April 10, 2024
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    In-store technology

    From smart carts to electronic shelf labels, grocers are adding new technology to their stores aimed at creating an engaging omnichannel experience.

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Instacart expands delivery access through major benefits provider

    Eligible members can use their grocery benefits to purchase Instacart’s stipends, known as Fresh Funds, to pay for their orders.

    By April 8, 2024
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    Sponsored by Avery Dennison

    Can linerless labels help grocers future-proof their business?

    Switching to linerless labels could have a lasting effect on efficiency and sustainability for grocers.

    April 8, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Was Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech a victim of inflation?

    The company indirectly implicated its checkout-free system’s inability to provide cost information on the spot in explaining the equipment’s removal from Fresh stores.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 5, 2024
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    Whole Foods to pull Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology from stores

    The specialty grocer, which operates the checkout tech at just two stores, will follow the same path as Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S., a spokesperson confirmed Friday.

    By April 5, 2024
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    Aisles Abroad: Battling shrink and theft across the globe

    Retailers are trying numerous strategies — from technology to teamwork — to minimize losses.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Amazon to drop Just Walk Out at some grocery stores

    The e-commerce giant said it will replace the grab-and-go tech with its smart carts as it refreshes its Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S.

    By James Pothen • April 2, 2024
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    Andrew Brookes
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    3 AI fails: What grocers can avoid

    From fake food images to facial recognition fiascos, some companies have learned the downsides of AI the hard way.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Pardon the Disruption: Can discount retailers be stopped?

    Walmart, Aldi and dollar stores are pushing full-service grocers to update the way they sell goods. Here are a few fresh ideas to stay ahead.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Instacart wants to be everywhere, from smart fridges to New York Times Cooking

    The company is letting third parties integrate the functionality of Instacart inside their websites and apps.

    By March 27, 2024
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    How grocers are refining checkout tech

    Retailers are experimenting with new techniques to make automated payment systems more convenient and less prone to theft.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Sponsored by AHT

    Refrigeration revolution: How Daikin’s acquisition of AHT changes the game

    Refrigerated cases are a workhorse in any supermarket, presenting a tantalizing display of grocery staples and indulgences alike.

    March 25, 2024
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    Price Chopper/Market 32 looks to boost custom offers with expanded partnership

    The supermarket operator is working with rewards technology provider Upside to build loyalty and boost sales.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Meijer adds closed-loop measurement capabilities to retail media network

    The platform’s newest tool offers brand partners enhanced feedback on in-store and online campaigns’ impacts on sales.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Grabango looks to grocery industry to power its growth as it eyes an IPO

    The checkout technology pioneer expects food retailers to eventually account for at least half of its business, CEO Will Glaser said in an interview.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Research shows storytelling crucial to brand performance

    If your store is not providing a platform for brands to share their stories, you’re missing out.

    March 18, 2024
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    Target rolls out express self-checkout lanes to speed up service

    The retailer will introduce a 10-item limit and give managers more leeway to open and shut self-service lanes throughout the day.

    By Bryan Wassel • March 15, 2024
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    Wakefern launches retail media network with self-service capabilities

    Powered by Inmar Intelligence, the platform aims to offer advertisers cross-channel optimization and easy campaign-building platforms.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Coborn’s to add tech-enhanced salad bars

    The Midwestern supermarket chain plans to bring the Picadeli bars to 15 stores, with the first two set to debut Wednesday.

    By Updated March 14, 2024
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    Inside the store: How a reimagined Walmart supercenter is elevating grocery shopping

    A visit to the retailer’s newly refreshed store in Germantown, Maryland, sheds light on ways the mass retailer is using its remodeling projects to attract shoppers.

    By , March 12, 2024
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    Hy-Vee grows its retail media network’s leadership team

    Digital marketing veterans Kathryn Mazza and Britt Polihronis will help oversee the Midwestern regional grocer’s retail media platform, which launched last September.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Kroger invests in cross-channel customer experiences

    The grocer is planning on piloting drive-thru pickup lanes and tools to help associates more efficiently prepare items for pickup.

    By Bryan Wassel • March 11, 2024
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    Wynshop acquires grocery personalization specialist Halla

    The e-commerce technology company opted to buy its longtime partner in an effort to better predict shopping behavior, Wynshop CEO Neil Moses said.

    By March 11, 2024
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    Walmart piloted an RFID receipt check. It didn’t work out.

    The retailer confirmed it has ended a recent test of the checkout technology at a Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas.

    By March 6, 2024