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Retail Types, Stores

Amazon Rolls Out Dash Cart, Palm Payments to Colorado Whole Foods Stores

April 14, 2023

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Amazon is adding convenient payment options to 11 Whole Foods Markets in the Denver area with the rollout of its Amazon One palm recognition solution. Additionally, the SouthGlenn, Colo. store will soon offer the Amazon Dash Cart, a smart shopping […]


News & Trends

Checkout-free shopping booms as bricks-and-mortar retail scape changes

June 17, 2022

Via: Charged

Checkout-free shopping is undergoing a boom as the physical retail landscape shifts. according to research from RBR. The number of stores across the world using checkout-free technology increased by three during 2021 to over 250. In the majority of these […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon is giving grocery picking gig-economy workers roles at Whole Foods

March 9, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon is offering grocery picking gig-economy workers roles at its Whole Foods subsidiary, according to documents viewed by CNBC. In late February, Amazon told its gig workers who fetch items for delivery that they’ll soon be working for the company’s […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon Fresh stores make “every other grocery store obsolete”, says expert

November 16, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech makes “every other grocery store obsolete,” according to ex-Amazon executive Brittain Ladd. Ladd described Amazon Fresh’s arrival onto the high street as the grocery sector’s “Pearl Harbour moment”. The ecommerce giant has just opened a […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Whole Foods expanding $10 delivery fee nationwide

September 27, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Whole Foods and parent company Amazon are making it clear that they’re done subsidizing the extra costs that come with grocery delivery. Although Prime shoppers responded emphatically to free delivery on large orders from Whole Foods stores during the pandemic, […]


E-commerce, News & Trends, Retail Types

Amazon to discontinue its Prime Now app

May 21, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced it is shutting down its standalone Prime Now fast delivery app at the end of the year. Users who want fast delivery on their grocery and other orders will be able to do so through the Amazon […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon expands in-garage delivery service to more than 4,000 locations in the US

November 17, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced plans to expand its Key In-Garage delivery service to Prime members in more than 4,000 cities and towns in the US. Prime customers in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and Houston will be able to […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon a “threat to public health” as over 19,000 workers contract COVID-19

October 2, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon says that nearly 20,000 frontline workers in the US have contracted COVID-19, the equivalent of 1.44 per cent of its total workforce. Amazon disclosed the figures, which cover both Amazon and Whole Foods workers, in a blog post this […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Whole Foods continues to open online-only ‘dark’ stores

May 21, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Whole Foods is being very selective in the stores it’s choosing to convert to dark locations, making sure it isn’t turning away too many customers who prefer in-person shopping. Three of the six stores were not yet open to the […]


News & Trends

Prime Day boosted store traffic for Amazon and rivals alike

July 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Prime Day’s benefits seem to be getting broader, both across the retail world and across the businesses of individual retailers. Ethan Chernofsky, Placer.ai marketing vice president, said in a blog post of Whole Foods’ traffic spikes that “this is a […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Whole Foods Gets In On Prime Day Madness

July 8, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Whole Foods is joining forces with parent company Amazon to help ensure Prime Day 2019 breaks lofty sales records again. Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods Market in store or on Prime Now will receive a $10 credit […]


News & Trends

Why retailers are flooding the Sunshine State

May 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Florida is known by many for its crystal-clear beaches and amusement parks. But for those in the grocery business, the Sunshine State these days looks more like a battleground than a breezy getaway. A longtime stronghold for the beloved Publix […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Whole Foods, Nordstrom, other major retailers cautiously open door to crypto payments

May 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Blockchain-based technology like cryptocurrencies have been hyped for several years, but concrete applications, particularly for the end consumer, have remained extremely limited. Wild fluctuations in the markets and the prevalence of fraudulent Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have also made investors […]


Retail Types, Stores

Amazon stokes profits as retail growth slows

April 26, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

After two decades of disrupting retail, Amazon is facing new realities as a mature company — that it’s getting harder to grab market share at the same rate as before and that its rivals have risen to meet its challenge. […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Anchors away: Why grocers are heading to the mall

April 11, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The struggles of mall stalwarts such as Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney could spell opportunity for supermarket chains. Just last month, beloved Connecticut chain Stew Leonard’s began renovating an 80,000-square-foot location at New Jersey’s Paramus Park Mall formerly occupied by […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon cuts prices on hundreds of Whole Foods products

April 2, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

After its acquisition of Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon introduced a sweeping lineup of lower prices on Whole Foods products. From Whole Trade bananas and organic avocados to animal-welfare-rated ground beef and almond butter, grocery staples were discounted by as […]


Retail Types, Stores

WSJ: Amazon will build more Whole Foods stores

January 2, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s stock jumped 1.6% to more than $1,500 a share on Monday after the expansion news broke, Bloomberg reported. In addition to suburbs, Amazon seems to be prepping for grocers in all 50 states, as only five (Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, […]


Others, Tech

WSJ: Amazon reportedly testing cashierless technology architecture for larger stores

December 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Before Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle last January, it tested the enabling technologies of its cashierless concept for months. The company reportedly delayed that store opening due to technology glitches that surfaced in test situations when […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Report: Amazon captures 30% of online grocery spending

October 4, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has a clear lead in the online grocery wars, and the marketplace giant has shown no signs of slowing down as it expands services on its site and at Whole Foods stores. Just over a year since Amazon acquired […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon adds Whole Foods delivery to 10 new markets

September 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This rapid expansion could show the company is either experiencing demand for these services, or it is responding to market leader Walmart in this channel. Though Walmart’s delivery service is currently available in nearly 50 markets, the company has plans […]