Channel: Grocery – Natural

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Walmart is raising its return shipping rates for seller-fulfilled orders, citing “changing market conditions,” according to an update posted this month on the Walmart Marketplace website. While the retailer doesn’t make its return shipping rates public, the company told Talk Business it’s the first rate increase in two years. Walmart marketplace allows third-party sellers to […]
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Amazon is removing its cashierless Just Walk Out (JWO) technology from its Amazon Fresh supermarkets and will not deploy the solution in new locations scheduled to open later this year, according to multiple media reports. The retailer will instead rely more heavily on its smart Amazon Dash Carts, which have been deployed at Fresh stores […]
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An Amazon One app has gone live, enabling customers to sign up for the service by taking a photo of their palm. Amazon One is a palm recognition service for entry, identification, and payment. Until now, people had to visit a physical location to hover their palm over a device to sign up for the […]
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Consumers want convenience, personalization and value — it’s what pushed the U.S. retail market to a record $5.13 trillion in 2023. As inflation subsides, what shoppers want and how they spend will keep playing a big role in how the market evolves. Retailers need to keep pace with a more connected, savvy and discerning customer […]
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  While the acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon in 2017 brought potential benefits, there have also been criticisms of Amazon’s approach, including our own Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions. Here are 8 points often mentioned: 1.       Branding: Buying Whole Food aka ‘Whole Paycheck’ Amazon missed an opportunity to reposition […]
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by Kevin Coupe I got a note the other day from MNB reader Gary Cohen in which he attached an email that he’d received from Amazon: Gary wrote: Every time I get an email like this from Amazon…I think of you . In a good way. By paying $120 a year membership…actually $119.88…I can have […]
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Got this email responding to Tom Furphy’s and my Innovation Conversation about Walmart’s Luminate program: Walmart does not necessarily need to use data to target specific customers because they attract a large percentage, overall, of demographic and income levels.  If they already know that XX% of people from a specific economic level regularly shop in […]
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Whole Foods Market, the Austin-based grocery store chain owned by Amazon.com, announced Monday it was introducing a new, smaller, “quick-shop” store format “designed to provide customers in urban neighborhoods a quick, convenient shopping experience with easier access to fresh, high-quality offerings,” according to a company press release. The new format, called Whole Foods Market Daily […]
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Bloomberg reports that Amazon-owned Whole Foods plans to open a new small format – between 7,000 and 14,000 square feet – “aimed at serving quick-trip urban consumers.” The first Whole Foods Market Daily Shop is slated to open on Manhattan’s Upper West Side this fall, and Bloomberg reports that the retailer has signed five leases […]
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The Washington Post has a piece about Amazon’s efforts “to consolidate its telehealth, pharmacy and primary-care services following its $3 billion acquisition of One Medical in 2022. Earlier this month, Amazon laid off hundreds of employees across Amazon Pharmacy and One Medical and announced a corporate restructuring. Current and former employees say the move reignited […]
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MNB reader Rich Heiland had a thought about out continuing conversation about CVS’s shortcomings: I consider drug stores a commodity. None of them do anything to distinguish themselves from one another in any significant way. I live in a downtown area. There is a Rite-Aid a block or so away. I go there. If there […]
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  Boston Market, formerly known as Boston Chicken, began serving its homestyle meals of spit-roasted rotisserie chickens, made-from-scratch cornbread, and creamy mac and cheese in 1985. As it grew in popularity, it had about 1,200 locations at one time, according to Restaurant Business.  Today there are just over 300 locations in the United States and Puerto […]
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The New York Post reports that Wegmans, having recently opened its first Manhattan store in Greenwich Village, has signed a “long term deal” for a space about four miles to the north near Lincoln Center, real estate that used to be occupied by a Bed Bath & Beyond. The Post writes that “some kind of […]
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From USA Today: A nationwide recall of products containing cheese with a risk for listeria contamination continues to grow larger with salad kits and taco kits sold at stores including Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and WinCo being removed from shelves. “Rizo-López Foods of Modesto, California, on Feb. 5 recalled dozens of dairy products including Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheese, because […]
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Two stories this morning about Amazon’s legal battles: •  Reuters reports that Amazon has asked a federal judge to dismiss a proposed class action suit accusing it of misleading customers about the benefits of an Amazon Prime subscription. According to the story, “The lawsuit alleged Amazon’s marketing about Whole Foods deliveries for Prime members is […]
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Fortune writes about how, while “Amazon will soon top Walmart in overall sales,” it continues to lag in the critical area of grocery sales. Not that Amazon is a laggard:  “After announcing blockbuster financial results from the holiday quarter and its largest operating profit ever last week, Amazon is now worth nearly $1.8 trillion.  The […]
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Priced from £2, the Red Nose 2024 collection from Comic Relief is now available on Amazon, with free one-day delivery, and in Amazon Fresh stores and Whole Foods Market from 15th February. Money raised this Red Nose Day could help tackle poverty, provide food, essential healthcare or safe shelter for people in the UK and […]
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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