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Co-op Taps Walmart Commerce Technologies to Support Online Grocery Growth

July 8, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

UK retailer Co-op is working with Walmart Commerce Technologies to bolster its “quick commerce” operations. The co-operative store network, which operates approximately 2,400 food stores and provides products to more than 6,000 other stores, will implement the Store Assist solution […]


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Can Fast-Food Drive-Thru AI Become Mainstream?

June 19, 2024

Via: RetailWire

McDonald’s is ending its AI-driven drive-thru ordering experiment with IBM by late July 2024. Despite the end of this partnership, McDonald’s believes AI voice ordering has potential for the future and will continue exploring new solutions for customers who prefer […]


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Should Consumers Be Worried About All These Product Recalls?

June 13, 2024

Via: RetailWire

2024 headlines have so far been dominated by grocery product recalls. In March, Trader Joe’s recalled packages of cashews due to salmonella contamination fears. One month later, the popular retailer issued a similar recall for its basil products for the […]


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Should Grocery Outlet Join the Private Label Bandwagon?

May 14, 2024

Via: RetailWire

Grocery Outlet, the closeout grocer, plans to introduce its first private label program in the third quarter of 2024, with a goal of increasing basket sizes and margins. On the company’s first-quarter analyst call, RJ Sheedy, president and CEO, said […]


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Whole Foods Market to Expand Small-Format Store Concept for Urban Shoppers

March 4, 2024

Via: RIS News

Whole Foods Market is opening a small-format store dubbed Whole Foods Market Daily Shop in NYC this year, with plans to expand the store concept. Ranging from 7,000-14,000 square feet, the quick-shop stores are about a quarter to half the […]


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Dollar General Invests in AI as it Doubles Down on Fresh Food Commitment  

February 1, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Dollar General (DG) now offers fresh produce in more than 5,000 U.S. stores, giving the company more individual points of produce distribution than any other mass retailer or grocer in the country. DG stores that carry fresh produce are stocked […]


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How Can Grocery Stores and Farmers Markets Continue To Grow Together?

January 29, 2024

Via: RetailWire

Grocery supermarkets and farmers markets have had a unique relationship, and while most consumers regularly shop at a grocery retailer, there are many benefits to shopping at local farmers markets. As reported by The Progressive Grocer, “Grocery stores remain the […]


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5 Takeaways on Putting Generative AI To Work in Food Retail

January 24, 2024

Via: RIS News

The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference keynote session “Putting Generative AI to Work for Food Retail” brought industry leaders together to discuss the transformative impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the grocery retail industry. Sponsored by Invafresh, Doug Baker, vice president, […]


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What Retailers Can Learn from Grocers About Sustainability

November 3, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Retailers can no longer ignore consumers’ demand for improved sustainability initiatives. From consumer lawsuits to national news headlines calling out failed efforts and empty promises, retail leaders are feeling the pressure to reduce the $2 billion in waste they generate […]


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Price Chopper Expands Food Waste Reduction Efforts

October 31, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Price Chopper/Market 32 has expanded its partnership with fresh grocery platform Invafresh, which already helps the 131-store supermarket chain prevent 20 tons of food from being wasted each week. By integrating in-store production data with the solution provider’s Fresh Retail […]


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Will $100 Be the Sweet Spot for Free Amazon Fresh Deliveries?

October 12, 2023

Via: RetailWire

In February, Amazon hiked the minimum purchase Amazon Prime members have to make for free grocery deliveries from $35 to $150. Last week, the threshold was lowered to $100. Amazon said in a press release, “We’re always looking for ways […]


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Will Grocery Outlet Find Room for 4,000 Stores?

October 11, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Grocery Outlet recently opened its 450th store (in Las Vegas) while reaffirming its belief that as many as 4,000 can open in the U.S. CEO RJ Sheedy said on Grocery Outlet’s second quarter earnings call, “We are still in the […]


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Should Chicago Be Getting Into the Grocery Business?

September 22, 2023

Via: RetailWire

In Chicago, Mayor Brandon Johnson is conducting a feasibility study to determine whether the city could open a municipally owned grocery store in an underserved neighborhood on the South or West side. At least six grocery stores, including four Walmart […]


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Grocery Delivery Competition Heats Up with Faster Service, Extended Hours

September 15, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Several grocery retailers are capitalizing on new growth opportunities in the delivery arena by enhancing their services: Albertsons has added 30-minute delivery and pickup services, and Walmart has extended same-day delivery hours to 10 p.m. Additionally, Giant Eagle has partnered […]


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Instacart Enhances Grocery Solutions with New AI Features, More In-Store Engagement Opportunities

September 7, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Instacart has made a number of updates to its tools for grocers, further expanding its reach beyond its own app. The updates include new features for retailers that use the Instacart Storefront solution to power their ecommerce; updated functionality for […]


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Is Retail Grocery Heading Toward a Final Showdown?

August 23, 2023

Via: RetailWire

The Kroger-Albertsons merger is estimated to have a 75% chance of being completed, as reported by WCPO 9. If this merger is fully approved, Kroger and Albertsons would control approximately a quarter of the food retail market in the United […]


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FoodLand Launches New Retail Media Network

August 2, 2023

Via: RIS News

Hawaii’s oldest and largest grocery chain is launching a brand-new retail media network. The partnership will integrate Foodland’s first-party data with CitrusAd’s relevancy algorithm, allowing brands, big and small, to engage with Foodland consumers in a more targeted approach and […]


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Are Online Pickers Ruining the In-Store Grocery Experience?

July 20, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Online pickers are being called out for hogging parking spots outside stores and clogging aisles inside. Outside, Costco has reportedly started banning Instacart contractors, or “shoppers” in Instacart’s terms, from waiting in parking lots for orders at some stores. A […]


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Have Independent Grocers Figured Out How to Beat Their Chain Store Rivals?

June 13, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Rampant consolidation — including the proposed granddaddy of all mergers between Kroger and Albertsons — may lead some to believe that independent grocers are a dying breed. But in many ways, the proliferation of cookie-cutter chain stores only makes consumers […]


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Three Lessons Grocers can Learn from Specialty Retailers

April 17, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Five years ago, the retail experiences we see in stores today would have been unrecognizable. With accelerated customer expectations forcing retailers to think creatively, customer engagement strategies are on the rise. With refreshed apps, streamlined loyalty programs and experimental presences […]