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Without hesitation, most of us would agree that our expectations from online retailers have changed significantly since the advent of the digital transformation. Retail giants like Amazon and Walmart now offer two-day to same-day shipping and that’s shaped consumer expectations on a broad scale. What’s shocking? Retail has experienced more developments made in the last […]
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EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GO) (“Grocery Outlet” or the “Company”), the leading extreme-value retailer in the United States offering quality, name-brand opportunistic products at prices generally 40% to 70% below those of conventional retailers, today announced a partnership with Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, on a pilot program […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Acquisition Marks the First Time Instacart Is Introducing Cutting-Edge Technology and Products Designed to Transform the In-Store Shopping Experience for Retailers and Their Customers 
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart is continuing its evolution into a technology platform with the purchase of an artificial intelligence-based shopping cart and checkout platform. Instacart has officially acquired Caper AI, a provider of “smart cart” and automated checkout counter solutions. Caper’s object recognition system lets customers place items into their cart without having to scan or weigh them, and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Body Shop has partnered with on-demand delivery platform Instacart to offer same-day delivery for online purchases from all 165 stores across the US and Canada.  Customers can place orders… The post The Body Shop partners with Instacart for same day delivery appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Asda’s Stevenage innovation store has gone live with the first stage of a Device Tracker app roll-out. The aim is to support colleagues in locating missing devices in-store. 2020 RTIH Innovation Awards Last year, Asda Stevenage emerged triumphant in the Bricks and Mortar Innovation category at the 2020 RTIH Innovation Awards. The award celebrates retailers […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Fairfield Citizen reports that Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop has signed a deal with Instacart “for what it calls Stop & Shop Express: shoppers with an Instacart Express membership, along with a $10 minimum order and a $2.99 delivery fee, can get Stop & Shop orders delivered in as fast as 30 minutes “There […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Associated Press has an interview with Fidji Simo, the former Facebook executive who now is the CEO of Instacart, in which she talks about the company’s plans.  Some excerpts: •  “Grocery is one of the largest segments of commerce but it’s only 10 percent penetrated online. And we think over the next five years, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Brands are facing continued transportation and shipping costs pressures, with benchmarking data from CRC’s Traditional Retail Council suggesting it’s the top cost pressure for brands, above labor, commodities, packaging, and more. Retailers are feeling these same transportation and shipping cost pressures, which has resulted in more vendor drop ship requests or otherwise pulling back on […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
NEW YORK — Supermarket operators Kroger Co. and the GIANT Co. independently unveiled plans last month to offer new delivery services in partnership with online grocery platform Instacart. Kroger and Instacart unveiled Kroger Delivery Now, offering 30-minute delivery enabled by what the partners call a first-of-its-kind convenience store. GIANT teamed with San Francisco-based Instacart in […]
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WitsNotes Volume 4 takes us to a new frontier of Marketing. Title: Re-invented Marketing: A Candid, Myth-busting Interview Author: Rishad Tobaccowala (The talk and his website)  Topic(s): Marketing Length: 1 hour RetailWit Summary: 5 minutes Summary Marketing is in a perilous spot—the cookie is crumbling, privacy will be a competitive advantage, CMO tenure is the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Meal planning sounds like a simple habit to get into, and for people who have always done it, it’s something that probably comes pretty naturally. Indeed, for habitual meal planners, the idea of not planning out what they and their families are going to eat before visiting the grocery store is probably unnerving. But if […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
TechCrunch reports that Instacart is acquiring FoodStorm, described as “a SaaS order management system (OMS) that powers end-to-end order-ahead and catering for grocery retailers … as part of the acquisition, Instacart will integrate FoodStorm’s technology into its suite of enterprise grocery e-commerce solutions.” The story says that “FoodStorm has developed a SaaS offering that covers […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instacart has announced the acquisition of FoodStorm, a SaaS order management system that powers end-to-end order ahead and catering services for grocery retailers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  FoodStorm was founded 14 years ago and has developed partnerships with a number of Instacart’s retail partners including Albertsons Companies banners Balducci’s and Kings […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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