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Grocery portal Lollipop aims to give users real-time inventory overviews of your cupboard

September 17, 2021

Via: Charged

Lollipop, a new online meal planner and grocery shopping platform, is hoping to give its users a real-time overview of every product in their kitchen. The AI technology will also let consumers know how much is left in each packet […]


News & Trends

Weezy ponders selling its last-mile grocery delivery service

September 15, 2021

Via: Charged

Weezy is considering selling its on-demand grocery business as the industry considers consolidation. The startup, which was founded in 2019, is currently working alongside investment bank Evercore to explore the potential sale of its operation, according to Bloomberg. Weezy recently […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Kroger partners with Instacart to launch rapid grocery delivery service in the US

September 15, 2021

Via: Charged

Kroger has announced it is partnering with one of the US’ biggest grocery delivery brands, Instacart, to offer 30 minute delivery for its customers. The Kroger Delivery Now service, will give access to 25,000 products and is being made available […]


News & Trends, Suppliers

Nike to lose 160 million pairs of shoes after factory closure in Vietnam

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Nike is on the cusp of losing the production of 160 million pairs of shoes after the closure of a factory in Vietnam due to a Covid spike. The sportswear giant announced in July that manufacturing in Vietnam had to […]


Suppliers

Wilko plans to roll out autonomous deliveries to customers by 2023

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Wilko has invested £3 million in UK autonomous delivery company, StreetDrone in order to accelerate the company’s development. The retailer is hoping that its investment will bring autonomous deliveries to its customers by the end of 2023. “Autonomous vehicles are […]


News & Trends

China to disintegrate Alipay in huge blow to Alibaba

September 13, 2021

Via: Charged

China has said it wants to “break up” Alibaba-owned Alipay in replace of a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business. Beijing wants Ant Group (the affiliate company that owns Alipay) to turn over all of the user […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Digital wallets to make up $11bn of online spending by 2026

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Digital wallets are estimated to account for $11 billion of online spend by 2026, according to figures from emerchantpay. The study, which has been published to examine consumer behaviour post pandemic shows that there will be stark differences in attitudes […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Shopify president outlines his retail predictions for the upcoming months

September 8, 2021

Via: Charged

Shopify president Harley Finkelstein has given his predictions for the upcoming holiday season and its effects on retail on Twitter. “QR codes will continue to play a big role – the pandemic reinvigorated the use of QR codes as a […]


Suppliers

Walmart launches last mile delivery service

August 24, 2021

Via: Charged

Walmart has followed in Amazon’s footsteps and launched a last mile delivery service ahead of holiday season in the US. The leading US retailer started trialling its last mile delivery vans earlier this year as Amazon led the push into […]


News & Trends

Amazon launches website to communicate with sellers over upcoming antitrust laws

August 23, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has responded to upcoming antitrust proposals from Congress by starting a website in which it warns its sellers about incoming laws and regulations. Sellers will need to sign up to receive information from the ecommerce giant’s public policy team […]