Technology


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    UNFI launches retail media network

    The platform, powered by Swiftly, aims to help regional and independent grocers compete against national retailers, executives from the companies said in an interview.

    By May 24, 2024
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    Uber takes on Instacart with expanded Costco partnership

    The club retailer is now available on Uber Eats in several unspecified locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan, with more to come.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Trendline

    Fresh food innovation

    From new delivery services to technology designed to battle food waste, fresh foods and the ways grocers sell them are rapidly evolving. 

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    Instacart sees smart carts as key growth driver

    The company expects to deploy thousands of its screen-equipped carts in grocery stores by the end of 2024, CEO Fidji Simo said.

    By May 13, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Are Grocery Outlet’s tech woes a cautionary tale?

    The discount grocer is still taking financial hits from system changes made eight months ago — a reminder that digital changes don’t always help retailers’ bottom lines.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • May 10, 2024
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    Walmart taps Swisslog to automate 3 milk facilities

    The technology platform consists of cranes, palletizing and de-palletizing robots, a pallet conveyor system, a small-load conveyor system and software to operate it all.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 7, 2024
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    Instacart adds restaurant delivery with Uber Eats

    The new service builds on various other business streams and add-ons Instacart has rolled out as it moves beyond its core grocery delivery offering.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne , May 7, 2024
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    How Southeastern Grocers tapped tech to reduce food waste

    The grocery operator’s use of a date expiration management system is helping with its sustainability measures.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Is HFC reduction legislation having a chilling impact? What grocers need to do today to be prepared

    As environmental awareness increases, how can grocers balance this pressing need with the relentless pressure to optimize profitability?

    May 6, 2024
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    Giant Eagle pulls scan-and-go from select stores

    The grocery chain has taken the service out of four stores in Pittsburgh and one in Columbus, Ohio. 

    By May 3, 2024
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    Automatic age verification comes to self-checkout

    An AI-driven solution that’s being tested in Germany has eliminated the need for cashier intervention in 80% of age-restricted transactions, manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf said.

    By Jessica Loder • May 2, 2024
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    Save Mart expands Instacart tie-up with smart carts, new e-commerce capabilities

    The chain is bolstering its in-store and online offerings as it builds its omnichannel strategy, the grocery tech company said.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Sam’s Club’s receipt-verification tech speeds ahead

    The AI-based equipment is now in place at a fifth of the chain’s locations and is helping shoppers exit more than 20% faster than before.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Amazon now has a grocery subscription. Should grocers follow suit?

    Subscriptions are a “necessary evil” as grocers look to address the high costs of grocery e-commerce, said Brick Meets Click Partner David Bishop.

    By May 1, 2024
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    The Save Mart Companies to roll out in-store retail media network

    The chain will deploy tech including kiosks and digital screens from Quad/Graphics in 16 stores and plans eventually to introduce the gear chainwide.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Albertsons accepting supplemental health benefits with new partnership

    NationsBenefits members can now buy approved healthy groceries at the supermarket operator’s banners.

    By Updated April 26, 2024
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    Walmart removes self-checkout from select stores

    The retailer joins other Target, Dollar General and other chains in recalibrating its reliance on self-service and rethinking the checkout experience.

    By Kristen Doerer • April 23, 2024
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    The Friday Checkout: Amazon takes back the mic on Just Walk Out

    The company is working overtime to shift perception of frictionless tech back to its favor.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • April 19, 2024
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    Grubhub steps up its grocery game

    The restaurant delivery company is offering products from hundreds of independent food retailers through a new tie-up with e-commerce platform provider Mercato.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Amazon begins offering Dash Carts to other grocers

    The news comes just a few weeks after the company announced it was pulling Just Walk Out technology from Amazon Fresh stores. 

    By April 18, 2024
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    Grocers need ‘the courage to fail’ as technology roars ahead

    Indecisiveness is a top risk factor for retailers as they test new processes and systems, experts said.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Walmart brings autonomous forklifts to 4 distribution centers

    The Fox Robotics technology is being deployed in Florida, Texas, New York and Alabama after a 16-month pilot.

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 16, 2024
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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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    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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    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