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  1. Channel: Delivery
Delivery service Instacart announced yesterday what it called the “first phase of the company’s next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada,” saying that it will work with automation partner Fabric to build warehouses for its retail partners, using them to make the fulfillment process more efficient […]
  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: Delivery
Today, Instacart unveiled the first phase of a next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada
  1. Channel: Club
Benzinga reports that Uber and Costco “have entered into a grocery delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of Texas. This deal marks Uber’s first pilot with a food wholesaler in the U.S. “Costco members could have their groceries delivered within hours with Uber and Uber Eats. In the coming weeks, seven additional Costco […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
According to Statista, in 2020 over 2 billion people purchased products online, with e-tail sales surpassing over $4.2 trillion worldwide. The below screenshot exemplifies the steady growth of ecommerce, and how projected sales are expected to be in excess of $6 trillion by the year 2024.
  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. Channel: Delivery
As summer heats up across the country, so do ice cream purchases on Instacart — with sales peaking like clockwork in July. Naturally, it’s fitting that July has been deemed National Ice Cream Month with Americans paying extra special tribute to the creamy, decadent dessert on National Ice Cream Day, taking place this year on […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. In episode 269 is a recap of Amazon and Instacart news as well as other industry news. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Podcast RSS SoundCloud TuneIn iHeartRadio Google Play Music Overcast Pocket Casts Facebook ????? Breaking News: Instacart has appointed Facebook executive Fidji […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Fidji Simo, a veteran executive who led Facebook’s mobile and products teams for the past decade, has been named CEO of Instacart. Ms. Simo, who joins the grocery delivery service as it is preparing to go public, replaces Apoorva Mehta, Instacart co-founder. Mr. Mehta will become executive chairman of the company next month.
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has appointed the former head of Facebook’s app Fidji Simo as the company’s new chief executive, replacing its founder Apoorva Mehta on Aug 2. The new appointment makes Simo… The post Instacart appoints Facebook executive as new CEO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Retailers continue to push into Healthcare, Instacart gets another C-Suite addition, and Market Volatility in today’s top stories: Dollar General hires a Chief Medical Officer. With other retailers pushing into the medical space, Dollar General has made their move with this latest hire. Dollar General has 17,400 stores across the country, including many in rural […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Grocery delivery app Instacart announced it has hired the head of Facebook’s app, Fidji Simo, as its new CEO, setting her up to be the first outsider to lead the start-up last valued at $39 billion. Facebook Vice President of Engineering Tom Alison will replace Simo as the head of the Facebook app, the company […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the wake of COVID-19, low-contact shopping behaviors such as ecommerce and delivery were accelerated and widely adopted, as goods bought online in 2020 globally grew by 24%. To keep up with this incredible demand, grocery, big box and other retailers have turned to delivery and distribution partnerships like Instacart and Door Dash to create […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Kevin Coupe, renowned author and also editor of Morning News Beat, Kevin Coupe. Follow Kevin Coupe on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-coupe-6872196/Follow Morning News Beat online at: http://morningnewsbeat.comPurchase Kevin’s book “The Big Picture” on Amazon Kevin answers these questions: 1) Many people are focused on […]
  1. CPG & FMCG
The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Tom Furphy, CEO of Replanium, an auto replenishment platform that uses machine learning and customer tools to improve order economics and customer loyalty. Follow Tom Furphy on LinkedIn at: http://linkedin.com/in/tomfurphyFollow Replenium online at: https://www.replenium.com/  Tom answers these questions: 1) Based upon the research […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the past 15 months, we’ve learned that sweatpants are not just for the gym, toilet paper can be a luxury item, and cats are what virtual courtrooms need. The surprises don’t stop there. A survey of nearly 12,000 consumers shows reality doesn’t always match expectations – including for retailers. Read on to see how […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Five Below will partner with Instacart to expand same-day delivery from 400 to 1,100 locations. The expansion builds on a pilot the companies launched in December 2020 that initially served Baltimore, Buffalo, N.Y., Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as locations in Florida, California and Texas. Five Below is expanding the partnership in time for […]
  1. Channel: Mass
It’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we shop, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery delivery apps experienced a record number of downloads in March 2020, and by the following month, Walmart Grocery (which is now integrated into the Walmart app) surpassed Amazon as the No. 1 shopping app on […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  Instacart has emerged from 2020 as one of the top priority online grocery accounts for branded manufacturers. Our research suggests 1Q sales growth with Instacart was very strong, while 2Q sales growth has decelerated significantly due to much tougher comparisons. Recent sales trends appear largely in-line with plan, and average volumes on Instacart appear […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The week’s news and updates from the food retail industry.  START SLIDESHOW › The week’s news and updates from the food retail industry   In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, an FMI report on how grocery retail will lead restaurants in food market share post-pandemic ranked as the week’s top story. The […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Friday is here, and we’re reading: Prime Day Spending Expected To Top $11 Billion, Adobe predicts. Seven years running, other retailers and brands have adopted Prime Day-like promotions. Adobe indicates those who do get a “halo effect” – large retailers (>1B online revenue) see a 24% lift, small retailers (<$10M online revenue) see a 14% […]

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  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
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  1. RetailWIt QuickWit
Here’s what the RetailWit crew is reading today: Salesforce projects retailers will pay extra for goods in the second half—to the tune of $223B (+62%) YOY. It’s expected to come from a staggering increase in logistics (+$163B), suppliers (+$12B), and wage expenses (+$48B). Uber partners with Albertsons to expand grocery delivery. It is their biggest […]

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