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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon Fresh UK has closed its Dalston, London location, less than 18 months after opening it in a blaze of autonomous retail glory. Amazon did not respond to our request for comment. Its first UK checkout-free store arrived in March 2021, in Ealing, west London. It then quickly opened another 18, predominantly in the capital, […]
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It’s Friday, 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 most important stories from the past five days, including Walmart, Salesforce, Rohlik Group, Halfords, Amazon, and Oxbotica. 1. Walmart and Salesforce team up to offer local fulfilment […]
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Ocado and Asda are trialling driverless delivery vans in secret locations across London, in partnership with technology firm Wayve. According to The Evening Standard, both supermarkets have trials underway as… Ocado and Asda are trialling driverless delivery vans in secret locations across London, in partnership with technology firm Wayve. According to The Evening Standard, both supermarkets […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. today said sales, excluding fuel, increased 6.4% to $34.2 billion in the third quarter ended Nov. 5. With consumers continuing to demonstrate a willingness to spend on food despite rising prices, the company raised its forecast for the full year. Kroger said comparable-store sales, excluding fuel, increased 6.9% in the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Retail is rolling out a new shopper insights product to suppliers, within its new insights platform Beet by Ocado. The product – Beet Insights – will provide “the deepest and broadest customer shopping insights available in the UK” Ocado said. Beet by Ocado replaces the online grocer’s former insights platform Crunch, and has been in use […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
ChaseDesign just finished our annual study of 1,000 shoppers to see what the latest insights are around online grocery shopping, specifically focused on which delivery methods are winning out pre, during and now post-COVID times. For starters, we do see a trend that online grocery shopping has become an important part of a shopper’s repertoire. […]
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Ocado shares were up by over 10% on Thursday after talks of a potential tie-up with US grocery giant Kroger and rival Albertsons could benefit the UK online-only grocer. Kroger,… The post Ocado shares soar on Kroger and Albertsons merger appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Ocado saw shares in its stock jump over 10 percent in late trading yesterday on news that its biggest client, Kroger, was in talks to acquire Albertsons. The British company builds and operates automated warehouses for Kroger in the U.S. Ocado shares soared on hopes it would benefit from a merger of the two biggest […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
There were numerous reports yesterday that Kroger and Albertsons have been negotiating a merger/acquisition agreement that could be finalized as early as today, though the stories also emphasized that a deal could be delayed or abandoned. The exact structure of the deal has not yet been reported, and neither company would comment on the record.  […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger could announce a deal to buy rival grocery company Albertsons this week, sources told CNBC’s David Faber. Shares of Albertsons jumped and were briefly halted Thursday morning after news that two companies are deep in talks. The stock was up more than 11 percent in afternoon trading. Kroger rose modestly. The all-cash acquisition may be announced […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
British grocery retailing has for decades been dominated by a small number of large and powerful retailers. That remains the case. Over the period however the number of firms involved has altered. In the 1980s we talked about the “big 5”. This became the “big 4” when Morrisons and Safeway merged and has remained that […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Business Insider writes that as Kroger builds “its own tech infrastructure, including automated warehouses for delivery orders,” it means that it inevitably will end up “in competition with Instacart, its longtime grocery-delivery partner, analysts say.”  This competition may also play out as both companies seek advertising revenue from suppliers – there are only so many […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Kroger Co. is bringing its grocery delivery service to Birmingham, Ala., another market where it operates no physical stores. The retailer on Friday announced the opening of a new “spoke” delivery facility that serves as an extension of its regional fulfillment center in Atlanta, bringing its Kroger Delivery service to customers in […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Online-only grocer Ocado has cancelled all deliveries on Monday as a “mark of respect” on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The supermarket joins Big 4 grocer Tesco, which… The post Online-only grocer Ocado cancels delivery on Her Majesty’s funeral day appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Retail has promoted Hannah Gibson, the chief product officer of its technology division, to CEO. Gibson, who has been at the grocery giant for 10 years, replaces Mel Smith,… The post Ocado Retail appoints Hannah Gibson as new CEO appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado has opened its third site in London for its electric last-mile delivery service owned by Ocado Retail, Zoom. Zoom vehicles are a mix of electric refrigerated vans and pedal-powered… The post Ocado opens its third Zoom site for electric last-mile deliveries in London appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger has opened spoke distribution facilities in the Chicago and Nashville markets to enable it to expand its home delivery reach. The cross-dock warehouses, which measure 80,000 and 40,000 square feet respectively, will enable Kroger to reach customers within 200 miles of larger automated customer fulfillment centers using Ocado technology.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
For many, Ocado is best known via its fleet of over 1,700 colourful delivery vans which have helped to carve the image of the online grocery giant over the course… The post Identity crisis: is Ocado a tech company or a retailer? appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CINCINNATI — Kroger continues to extend its grocery delivery network rapidly, most recently via the openings of a new “spoke” in Louisville, Ky., and a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Dallas. Kroger describes the 50,000-square-foot spoke as “a last-mile, cross-dock” operation that features technology from U.K.-based partner Ocado Group PLC. The spoke allows Kroger to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“I think consumers are happy to go back to the store. But I also think they’re going to continue using ecommerce, so that’s not going away. So, what does that really mean? It means that retailers have to offer it and it may be a loss leader for them, but they’re going to have to […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Kroger yesterday announced “the official opening of its newest Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Dallas, Texas. Powered by the Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO), the CFC will leverage advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience for customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.” The 350,000 square-foot customer fulfillment center “will work in collaboration […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, announced the official opening of its newest Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC), in Dallas. Powered by technology from the Ocado Group, the CFC will leverage advanced robotics and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience, the retailer said in the July 28 announcement. “Kroger’s fast-growing seamless ecosystem takes […]

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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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