Articles on Instacart.

  1. Channel: Delivery
Aldi announced yesterday that it is working with Instacart to launch what they are calling Aldi Express, described as a “virtual convenience store.” According to the announcement, Aldi will use Instacart to get “Aldi-exclusive products to customers’ doors quicker than ever. From convenience items such as prepared foods, snacks and drinks to grocery staples and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The feature, which allows consumers to single out their preferred in-store shoppers to fulfill future orders, will roll out in the coming weeks among select users. Dive Brief: Instacart said in a Tuesday blog it will pilot a feature for customers that lets them select their favorite personal shoppers to fulfill online orders. Select customers and personal shoppers […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The tool allows customers to find products as well as recipes, food prep tips and more using “natural language” instead of keyword-based searches. Dive Brief: Instacart announced Wednesday it has begun the rollout of an artificial intelligence powered search tool that leverages ChatGPT called Ask Instacart. The company said the new capability will scale to all […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
From The Information: “Instacart has become an advertising powerhouse. “The grocery-delivery firm’s ad revenue totaled about $740 million last year, up 30% from 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter. That’s a striking increase, given that the digital ad market was largely stagnant last year. Nearly 30% of Instacart’s 2022 revenue came from […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar General and Dollar Tree are both facing proposals from activist investor firms aiming to improve their worker safety and wages. Domini Impact Investments has called for an independent audit into worker safety and well-being at Dollar General, while United Church Funds is seeking the creation of a wages and inequality report on Dollar Tree. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
Dollar General and Dollar Tree are both facing proposals from activist investor firms aiming to improve their worker safety and wages. Domini Impact Investments has called for an independent audit into worker safety and well-being at Dollar General, while United Church Funds is seeking the creation of a wages and inequality report on Dollar Tree. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal this morning starts with this basic observation: “ hasn’t taken over your refrigerator yet. But the size and importance of the grocery market is precisely what compels the Everything Store to keep trying.” The meat of the story: As it has developed its approach to physical grocery stores, it has focused […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The chatbot will soon have third-party partners including Adobe, OpenTable and Instacart and is now accessible in over 180 countries. Dive Brief: Google unveiled a slew of updates for its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot Bard at its annual Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday, per a blog post, notably eliminating the waitlist for the tool and […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
As the retail media landscape continues to grow, Uber is expanding the types of ads available to CPG brands on the Uber Eats platform, and Sprouts Famers Market is leveraging Instacart’s Carrot Ads platform to launch its own retail media network. Sprouts Expands Instacart Partnership to Include Retail Media Offerings Sprouts Farmers Market has launched […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Who is your customer and where are they shopping today.  That said, don’t stop where will they be shopping next week, next month, next year.  What channels of distribution are your entrees, sides, or deserts selling? Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that if you are not evolving with […]
  1. Retailer Media
Forecasts predict retail media ad spend will grow to $61.15 billion in 2024, making it the most dynamic and influential advertising marketplace that could benefit from revenue boosts and first-party data. From 2021 to 2022, the retail media space gained significant traction but forced retailers to turn to out-of-the-box solutions without set goals to solve […]
  1. Data & Insights
Since its launch in November, Open AI’s ChatGPT has left no industry untouched and retail is no exception. Grocery delivery giant Instacart recently partnered with Open AI to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot feature called “Ask Instacart.” Shopify has integrated ChatGPT into its Shop app. Many retailers are quickly realizing they need to […]
  1. Corporate Finance
​[[ Getty Images Fanatics has long been rumored as a potential IPO candidate as the e-commerce and sports business platform has continued to increase its valuation and its reach. While an IPO is not on the immediate horizon, the company is taking a step in the direction of preparing for one, hiring Meta’s investor relations […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Customers now have access to a “Stores to Help You Save” section on the main screen, AI-driven recommendations for previously bought items that are on sale and discounts for buying larger quantities of certain products.
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Buffalo News reports that researchers at the University of Buffalo are teaming up with Instacart “for new research aimed at making shopping for healthy foods easier for families on a budget.”  The goal is “to test nutrition intervention programs for families at higher risk for obesity.” The university researchers want “to enroll 70 families, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
One MNB reader sent me an email with some thoughts about the lawsuit filed by consumers objecting to the Kroger-Albertsons merger: Do you think concerned grocery shoppers are most worried about a lack of competition (choices) or low prices?  I think many of us are guilty of supporting a “just cause” and shopping the opposite.  […]
  1. Merchandising
“This idea of doing things holistically for one common goal may not seem that crazy of an idea, but show me someone who’s really doing that. Very few large organizations — especially in CPG today — are.” — Chris Perry, co-founder and chief learning officer at firstmovr Brand manufacturers are looking for more ways to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As consumers look to save money on takeaways and eating out, grocery retailers can be the quiet winners during an economic downturn. We saw this at the start of the pandemic when food store sales shot up by 21%. Despite dining out becoming an unrestricted option once again, 71% of people in the U.S. still plan […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Delivery giant Instacart raised its internal stock price by 18% in late February compared with December, according to reporting by The Information, which cited a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Instacart’s improvement reflects financial results from December, January, and February, according to the report, which also noted that the new price of stock issued […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Boxed, which describes itself as “an e-commerce technology company that provides bulk pantry consumables to business and household customers,” said yesterday that it will wind down its retail business and sell its Spresso software business to its first lien secured lenders as it “initiated voluntary proceedings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.” Spresso […]

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Bloomberg has a story about how “a slew of retailers are beefing up their grocery investments to lure in consumers cutting back on non-essentials like clothing and electronics. But as they lay out plans to improve their food offerings and supply chains, the big question is how does one compete with the mighty Walmart Inc. on […]
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CHICAGO – Circana, formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has released its 2022 New Product Pacesetters, the 28th annual report revealing the top new product launches across food and beverage and nonfood sectors. The report illustrates the enduring power of CPG innovation, revealing that consumer spending on new product offerings remained elevated last year despite challenges […]
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From Advertising Age: “Walmart Connect, which has made huge gains in recent years through digital advertising, is testing ways to bolster in-store pieces of its retail media network. “For the first time, Walmart Connect is selling ads on its revamped in-store radio network and integrating sampling programs with online offerings. While aspects of Walmart Connect’s […]
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Several years after opening its last Joe V’s location, H-E-B is reigniting the banner with two locations set to open in Dallas by 2025. Dive Brief: H-E-B announced Tuesday it is opening two Joe V’s Smart Shop by H-E-B stores in Dallas, marking the first time the grocer’s discount format will appear outside of the Houston area. […]
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The platform leverages the chain’s loyalty program, bringing personalized ads to shoppers in-store, in-app, on social media and elsewhere, said Damian Scott, who heads up the grocer’s retail media and front-end digital operations. Dive Brief: Giant Eagle announced on Wednesday the debut of Leap Media Group, an in-house retail media arm that leverages the regional […]