E-commerce


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    Walmart beefs up automated grocery distribution network

    The retail giant is opening five new high-tech perishable sorting and packaging centers, while upgrading four others and retrofitting another.

    By Philip Neuffer • July 11, 2024
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    Instacart aims to make deliveries smoother for its workers

    The grocery technology company has added features including a drop-off option for delivery orders that customers don’t immediately collect.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Grocery Dive

    Top stories from Grocery Dive 2023/2024

    By Grocery Dive staff
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    The Friday Checkout: Are grocers tackling convenience the wrong way?

    “I do think there’s a very huge difference between not wanting to be inconvenienced versus prioritizing convenience,” Ethan Chernofsky of Placer.ai said during a virtual event.

    By Grocery Dive Staff • June 28, 2024
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    Shipt starts accepting SNAP benefits

    Customers who participate in the program can now use their benefits to pay for delivery orders from Meijer and Target and can also get a Shipt membership at a discount.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Albertsons enters e-commerce partnership with Grubhub

    The restaurant delivery company is providing delivery service in as little as an hour from nearly 1,800 of the grocer’s stores under a deal announced Tuesday.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Regional grocers hit their stride with retail media

    In the first half of 2024, partnerships with tech firms proved essential for these smaller grocers competing against national chains in the evolving space.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Save A Lot joins Uber’s grocery roster

    More than 150 of the discounter’s stores are kicking off the delivery partnership with the e-commerce platform.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Shipt beckons shoppers with new features and savings

    The e-commerce provider is now letting customers build individualized lists of products and select items to be automatically added to their cart.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Hy-Vee looks to soothe shoppers hit by store closures

    The chain will offer free grocery and pharmacy delivery services to customers of three underperforming supermarkets in Iowa set to cease operations soon.

    By June 13, 2024
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    DoorDash ramps up alcohol delivery

    The e-commerce provider has expanded the delivery of beers, wines and spirits from several grocers and liquor stores including select Food Lion, Hannaford and Giant Food locations.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Grocery e-commerce sales move down slightly in May

    Pickup sales fell by almost 4% year over year, but delivery sales were flat, according to a report from Brick Meets Click and Mercatus.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Albertsons expands retail media reach beyond what’s in stores

    In a tie-up with technology company Rokt, the grocer can connect with brands that offer products and services not sold in its stores and offer customers a more personalized ad experience.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

    The retailer expects to deploy the technology to 2,300 locations by 2026 in a bid to improve efficiency and customer service.

    By June 10, 2024
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    3 key ways grocers can make the most of omnichannel

    Industry analysts and grocery executives discussed ways to effectively meld digital and in-person shopping at Grocery Dive’s first-ever virtual event last week.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Walmart boosts InHome delivery reach by nearly 30%

    The retailer’s delivery service will reach an additional 10 million households with its expansion in urban markets in California, Minnesota and other states.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Amazon Fresh rolls out weekly rotating discounts for in-store and online purchases

    The offering also extends additional savings to Prime members, giving them 10% off when shopping the retailer’s e-commerce site.

    By May 28, 2024
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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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    Amazon grows its roster of grocery delivery partners

    The company is now offering the service from Lucky Supermarkets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Walmart goes bigger with new Neighborhood Markets

    Two new prototype stores include features that build on the retailer’s growing e-commerce business without hindering the in-store experience, the format’s chief executive said in an interview.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Walmart beats expectations in Q1 as revenue surpasses $160B

    The company's e-commerce sales rose 21%, driven by store-fulfilled pickup and delivery and strength within its marketplace.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 17, 2024
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    H-E-B opens 8th e-commerce fulfillment facility

    While some grocers have closed e-commerce-focused facilities, the Texas-based grocer plans to add more of them.

    By May 16, 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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    E-grocer Thrive Market records revenue boost with EBT acceptance

    Since launching the payment capability in late February, the natural foods retailer has brought in more than $1 million in EBT revenue.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Online grocery sales rise broadly in April

    The pickup, delivery and ship-to-home channels all posted increases last month and mass retailers expanded their share of the digital grocery sector, Brick Meets Click and Mercatus reported.

    By May 14, 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