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FMCG products, Retail Types

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 […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase

Albertsons Rolls Out 30-Minute Grocery Pickup and Delivery Service

September 18, 2023

Via: RIS News

The grocery retailer has extended its ‘Flash’ service for rapid pick-up and delivery orders across multiple banner stores. Albertsons Companies has introduced its Flash grocery service to over 2,000 store locations, offering customers the ability to receive their DriveUp & […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

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 […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

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 […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Aldi Launches Virtual Convenience Store

June 5, 2023

Via: RIS News

Value grocery retailer Aldi is building out its convenience offering, launching Aldi Express – a virtual store delivering products in as little as 30 minutes. Aldi is deepening its partnership with Instacart to spearhead this latest project. Available in more […]


News & Trends

Are Retailers Ready For Remote Workers?

June 1, 2023

Via: RetailWire

The rise of remote working presents opportunities for local retail but may require adjustments to new shopping behaviors. For c-stores, for instance, fewer workers heading back and forth from work is negatively impacting both the breakfast daypart (6 a.m. to […]


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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 […]


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How to Make Sense of the Complex Modern Grocery Retail Landscape 

April 12, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

As consumers look to save money on takeaways and eating out, grocery retailers can be the quiet winners during an economic downturn. We saw this at the start of the pandemic when food store sales shot up by 21%. Despite […]


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How Can Grocers Improve In-Stock Levels?

March 21, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Pre-pandemic, poor forecasting was often tied to regional differences or shifting consumer preferences, and was often pinpointed as the cause of grocery’s high level of stockouts. Today, there are a whole slew of contributing factors. At the supply chain level, […]


FMCG products

Are grocers becoming conflicted over love and football?

February 3, 2023

Via: RetailWire

For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are within days of each other, posing challenges for grocers’ marketing teams. The game was held in January since its inception until 2002, when the September 11 […]


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Amazon appoints grocery veterans as Fresh operation releases brakes

February 2, 2023

Via: Charged

Amazon has appointed two grocery veterans to help ease the brakes off its Fresh operation in the UK. Both Claire Peters and Peter Bowrey have officially joined the company, taking on the roles of vice president of retail and vice […]


Suppliers

Amazon to start charging delivery fees on Fresh grocery orders

January 30, 2023

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced that shoppers ordering over £120 of groceries through Amazon Fresh will need to pay a delivery fee, starting 28 February. The service is only available to Amazon Prime members who pay £112 per year to participate. The […]


News & Trends

5 ways Target is pushing customer-driven innovations in omnichannel, grocery

January 23, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

Target wants the retail industry to know it’s brought its “Targét” touch to grocery and omnichannel. Ease, joy and affordability are the pillars of the retailer’s framework for differentiating itself to customers, Chief Growth Officer Christina Hennington and Chief Food […]


News & Trends

Ocado Retail cuts head office jobs in ‘small restructure’

December 15, 2022

Via: Charged

Ocado Retail has cut 40 head office jobs in a major shake-up of its buying and commercial teams. According to The Grocer, the online-only grocer “completed a small restructure at its head office site” last month as part of an […]


Retail Types, Stores

Meijer to Debut its Smaller-Format Grocery Stores in January 2023

December 8, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Superstore retailer Meijer is scheduled to open its first Meijer Grocery stores on Jan. 26, 2023 in Michigan’s Orion and Macomb Townships. The supermarket store concept represents a departure for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-headquartered superstore retailer, relying on a smaller […]


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Amazon prices 13% cheaper than competitors for essential items

November 16, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon prices are 13% lower than other retailers for everyday essential items such as food and beverages, according to a new report by global eCommerce analytics company Profitero. The study says there are “stark” online price differences across 15 leading […]


Retail Types, Stores

Have grocery self-checkouts been designed to disappoint?

November 3, 2022

Via: RetailWire

In recent months we have read Wegmans announce that it is pulling its self-checkout technology because of concerns over theft; Tesco is facing customer displeasure with its self-checkouts; Albertsons is redeploying self-checkout after an eight-year hiatus; Kroger added Everseen’s Visual […]


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Instacart pulls plug on IPO due to volatile market

October 24, 2022

Via: Charged

Instacart has reportedly pulled the plug on its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) amid uncertain market conditions that has left investors concerned, Reuters reported. The US grocery delivery app had aimed to go public by the end of the year, […]


Retail Types, Stores

Kroger and Albertsons to Merge, Forming National Retailer With Over 4,500 Stores

October 14, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Kroger and Albertsons Companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which the retailers will merge to establish a national footprint. Under the terms of the agreement, Kroger will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Albertsons for an estimated […]