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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Cary Breese Contributor Share on Twitter Cary Breese is the CEO and co-founder of NowRx, a digital retail pharmacy. We have entered a whole new era of e-commerce centered on speed and convenience. Business leaders are being forced to prioritize delivery capabilities and push for more accelerated delivery services. “Fast/reliable delivery” was the most important […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  Only 26% of brands report bringing a “strategic approach” to eCommerce operational investments. When it comes to brands’ eCommerce supply chain, 74% of companies report approaching operational capability investments with a “tactical mindset.” This would require significant business volume to validate investments, addressing issues in a reactionary manner, and focusing on conventional B&M operations. […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Virtual restaurant brand marketplace Acelerate has raised $14 million. Sequoia Capital led the financing round. The company helps match virtual brands with kitchens. George Jacobs, the company’s CEO, saw the need for restaurants to diversify their revenue streams. His family owns a pizza business, and he saw first-hand the challenges faced by small restaurant owners. “A […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Instacart has announced plans to offer automated fulfilment as a service to grocers in North America, and it has inked a multi-year deal with Fabric as part of the initiative. The service will combine Fabric’s software and robotics with Instacart’s proprietary technology and gig shoppers for fulfilment inside dedicated warehouses and existing retailer locations. Instacart […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Like DoorDash, Uber Technologies is diving headfirst into grocery delivery. The company is buying 100% of the Latin American grocery delivery service Cornershop and is expanding grocery delivery to 400 cities across the country through a partnership with Albertsons. Uber has been transitioning away from being exclusively a ride-sharing service. In 2019, the company purchased […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  How much would you pay to get a new customer for life?  That is the question foodservice retailers should be asking themselves according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru®at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Johnsonbelieves that the cost of a lifetime customer and cost of customer acquisition need to be top of mind for every […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Donatos pizza is a dynamic company, they have tried just about every style of business model over the past 20 years.  The fact is they continue to grow, garner new customers, drive top line sales and bottom-line profits.  That according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® is what good […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
As the number of shoppers for treats and chew toys has blossomed, for PetSmart, it meant it was time to unleash the right customer experience (CX) technology to remove friction from the shopping process. This includes accelerating investments in same-day delivery, appointment scheduling, and personalized emails. Pet parents turned to PetSmart’s 1,650 stores across North […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  At the intersection of food sales and retail brands selling food is a time starved consumer looking for solutions on how to put dinner on the table faster with less work and still have a fresh prepared meal.  At fist glance the DoorDash and Albertsons Cos., new partnership that offers on-demand grocery delivery from […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
DoorDash is now providing delivery at 2,000 Albertsons grocery stores and its affiliated stores — Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco. Customers can order directly from the DoorDash app. or on the grocery store website. “We are committed to expanding our delivery experience in order to meet our customers’ needs whenever, wherever and however they want,” said Chris […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has partnered with plant-based meat company Beyond Meat to sell grilling kits in the days leading up to the Fourth of July, according to a Monday press release from the restaurant-focused delivery company. The kits, which will include Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger as well as grilling supplies and a recipe card, will be available for $14.99 starting […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    PetSmart is partnering with DoorDash to offer customers on-demand, same-day delivery of pet supplies. Customers can order products through the DoorDash app as well as PetSmart’s online site and delivery is available at nearly 1,500 PetSmart stores, according to a press release. “At PetSmart we understand our customers’ needs are always evolving,” Will […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the biggest stories from the past few days, including Alibaba Group, Tesco Whoosh, and the 2021 RTIH Innovation Awards. 1. Tesco Whoosh grocery delivery service hits London and Bristol Tesco […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that Uber has “added a disclosure to its food delivery app saying menu item prices may be higher than those charged by restaurants, bowing to pressure from attorneys general.” However, the disclaimer will only be seen by shoppers in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., where attorneys general have been pushing Uber for greater pricing […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Albertsons Companies has teamed with DoorDash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 Albertsons banner stores across the US, including Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco, via the DoorDash marketplace app. Albertsons will offer more than 40,000 grocery items, including fresh and prepared foods and core grocery, floral and convenience items at select stores. Additionally, in some markets, […]
  1. Department & Category
While every food delivery company is trying to get an edge on its rivals with discount codes, faster service, and a turn into the realm of spooky with ghost kitchens and dark stores, a startup built on a lighter, social concept — letting people see what their friends are chomping on, making it possible to […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Prime Day 2021 kicked off yesterday, with Amazon CEO Dave Clark taking to Twitter to label it his “happy place” and a “great day for customers”. You can probably guess what comes next… If only Amazon’s employees could give such positive feedback, the Twitterverse shot back. At my happy place…thanks to everyone who is making […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
A recent report by Blomberg Second Measure shows that DoorDash had captured over 50 percent of the restaurant delivery market in May of 2021. Uber Eats had 21%, Postmates had 5% and Grubhub had 18%. Waitr earned 1% of national sales. The trend started before the pandemic but only increased when the shelter-in-place orders were […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  DoorDash, one of the leading food delivery apps, is expanding its grocery delivery service. The company announced Monday it’s partnering with Albertsons Cos. to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 of its stores, including Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco. The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced online buying behaviors in a high proportion of shoppers, according […]
  1. Department & Category
  At the intersection of food discovery and successful food sales is the ability of a company to invite, introduce, and engage consumers looking for a personal connection that both satisfies their appetite and edifies them to a brand according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. QuickChek focusing on their […]
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  20. Channel: Restaurants
  21. Channel: Specialty & Other
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  23. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
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  25. Channel: Grocery - Natural
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  34. Department: Consumer Durables
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
  2. Department & Category
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Retail Ecosystem
  5. Retail Operations
  6. Data & Insights
  7. International
  8. Shopper & Customer
  9. Start Ups
  10. Technology & Innovation
  11. Trends & External Forces
  12. Associates & Employees
  13. Merchandising
  14. Operations & Supply Chain
  15. Owned Brands (Private Label)
  16. Stores & Formats
  17. Corporate Strategy
  18. Corporate Finance
  19. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  20. Corporate Purpose
  21. Channel: Restaurants
  22. Channel: Specialty & Other
  23. Channel: Delivery
  24. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  25. Channel: Grocery
  26. Channel: Grocery - Natural
  27. Channel: Marketplace
  28. Channel: Mass
  29. CPG: Beverage
  30. CPG: Food
  31. Department: Beverage
  32. Department: Food
  33. Department: Nonfood
  34. Department: HBC
  35. Department: Consumer Durables
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 267 we deep dive into the rapidly changing digital grocery and digital resturant industries with Matt Newberg founder of HNGRY. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Matt Newberg (@thenewb) […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
E-commerce bulk retailer Boxed announced this morning that it is going public via a merger with Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). According to the announcement, “The combined company will be called Boxed, Inc. upon the closing of the transaction and is expected to be listed in the U.S. under […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that United Parcel Service (UPS) “is exploring a same-day option, a delivery model that has been employed by gig-economy players, as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to e-commerce.” In fact, the company has gone a little further than just “exploring” – it reportedly is running a pilot, though has […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Ah what goes around comes around.  Regular readers if this blog know that cobranded menu items have been a ‘thing’ for as long as some white-haired food marketers.  That said I’m bald.  Ok, according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®; differentiation does not mean different it means familiar but with […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Automating much of its operations could help the company lower prices and appeal to a mass market. But Instacart needs industry buy-in. Instacart Inc. has an audacious plan to replace its army of gig shoppers with robots—part of a long-term strategy to cut costs and put its relationship with supermarket chains on a sustainable footing.  The plan, detailed in documents reviewed […]

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