RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
On-demand convenience app Zapp has launched a new Period Store for National Period Hygiene Day, this Saturday. The new store will feature all the essentials including organic tampons and pads,… The post Zapp launches the first ultra-fast delivery Period Store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
“It sounds cliché, but data drives Instacart’s entire business—our logistics and shopping processes, as well as our ordering experience, are all based on data,” explains Abhi Kalakuntla, Engineering Manager on Instacart’s growing Data Infrastructure team. Thousands of algorithms inform the data models that make Instacart run—if those algorithms don’t work or our data models are […]
Zapp and Jiffy have announced a tie up to offer quick commerce to London residents. The news comes soon after Jiffy’s announcement that it would cease to operate its grocery… The post Zapp partners with Jiffy to offer quick commerce for Londoners appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain. This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
Getir is gearing up to slash its global workforce by around 14% as it grapples with industry headwinds. The Turkish-based rapid delivery giant currently employs around 32,000 people in the… The post Getir gears up to slash 14% of its global workforce appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
Fears of an impending recession are forcing rapid grocery delivery companies to slam the brakes on growth. This week, two of the largest instant grocery apps, Getir and Gorillas, announced decisions to lay off hundreds of employees. Another firm, Zapp, said it is proposing redundancies in its U.K. team.
DoorDash “added more new consumers than any quarter since Q1 2021” as noted in their Q1 2022 earnings release. The news hinted at a reversal of decelerating customer growth that both DoorDash and the wider industry experienced after peaking during the early pandemic. However, even while adding fewer customers each quarter, Earnest Research transaction data […]
Axios and the Harris Poll are out with a new survey in which they identify the most visible brands in America and gauge their reputations, ranking them from “excellent to “very poor.” The top nine, all rated as “excellent,” are, in order … Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon, and Honda. Among […]
How do consumers view e-grocery platform pricing compared to in-store? In our latest study tracking 1800 online grocery shoppers it was clear that the online grocery players fall into 3 tiers in terms of consumer price perception. First, is Walmart.com which is by far perceived as being most fair / cheapest as the vast majority of […]
Turkish rapid grocery delivery big hitter Getir is gearing up to cut 14% of its staff globally. The company employs some 32,000 people in the nine markets where it operates, which works out to 4,480 people impacted by the downsizing, according to a report by TechCrunch. These are challenging times for the rapid grocery delivery […]
Amazon.com is testing a service that uses the company’s network of Flex drivers to pick up packages from mall-based retailers and deliver them to customers. The program, first reported on by Bloomberg, has been running since last year. Much like drivers for Instacart or DoorDash, Amazon’s Flex drivers use their own vehicles to deliver packages. They […]
Quick commerce – or q-commerce for short – has been heralded as the next generation of ecommerce; a pioneering evolution of delivery services that results in the superfast delivery of… The post Opinion: Why the current Q-commerce model isn’t sustainable appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Liam Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO at Bidnamic (pictured above on the left). RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right […]
Instacart announced today that it’s introducing a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for shoppers on its platform. The company will now remove a rating if it’s from a customer who consistently rates their shoppers below 5 stars. Instacart is also going to forgive more ratings for reasons […]
E-commerce is an $85 billion business in Latin America, and as that market is poised to essentially double in three years, the current consumer demands to receive orders on time and packaged correctly will only increase. For decades, e-commerce giants, like Amazon and MercadoLibre, have perfected the logistics and delivery technology for their marketplaces, but […]
ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize said its global retail portfolio reported sales growth of 8.3% in its first quarter as food-at-home consumption continued to prove resilient. Sales benefited from recent store acquisitions as well as favorable currency rates; at constant exchange rates, net sales increased 3.6% in the period to April 3. Net sales at […]
Value supermarket Grocery Outlet has teamed up with Uber to pilot on-demand and scheduled delivery at 72 of its stores across California, Oregon and Washington. “We think it’s important to make our great-value products available across another platform and to a greater audience, introducing Grocery Outlet to customers who may not have shopped with us […]
Albertsons Companies will launch cart-based smart checkout technology later this year at select supermarkets throughout the country, in partnership with Veeve Smart Carts. The carts use computer vision to identify items by extracting visual features (including barcodes) of the items placed within them, and a built-in scale calculates totals for produce. Shoppers can check in […]
Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.