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 […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Online only grocer, Ocado, has “never been busier” in speaking to potential new purchasers of its automated warehouse technology, its CEO, Tim Steiner has revealed. “We have never been busier… The post Ocado ‘never busier’ talking to potential new tech partner appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ocado Retail chief executive Melanie Smith CBE is stepping down from her role, after three years at the grocery giant. Melanie will be handing the top role over to Lawrence… The post Ocado Retail CEO stepping down after 3 years at the helm appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. today announced it will expand its grocery delivery option through the addition of spoke facilities in Nashville, Tenn., and Maywood, Ill. “Kroger Delivery offers customers a truly differentiated service,” said Bill Bennett, vice president and head of e-commerce for Kroger. “Orders are transported in refrigerated trucks and delivered by trained […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is expanding its online order delivery network with the addition of a new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., the company said last month. “We are thrilled to launch Kroger Delivery in Pleasant Prairie, continuing our long-standing engagement in the state of Wisconsin,” said Kroger senior vice president and […]
  1. Retailer Media
Pacvue has announced general availability of Pacvue Advertising for Kroger, in partnership with Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), the retail media business of the Kroger Co. Advertisers on Kroger.com can now use Pacvue to programmatically manage advertising campaigns to “create cost efficiencies, grow share of voice, and increase sales”. Kroger Product Listing Ads are a pay […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Content Guy’s Note:  Scott Moses, Managing Director and head of the Grocery, Pharmacy & Restaurants investment banking practice at Solomon Partners, last week posted on his company’s website an analysis of the Federal Trade Commission’s recent Merger Guidelines Listening Forum videoconference, designed to allow the FTC’s leadership to hear from members of the public about […]
  1. Department & Category
Sharebrite, a food benefits platform, announced Tuesday (June 28) that it has closed a Series B round for $39 million, which it intends to use to add more products to “serve the evolving needs” of modern workplaces. The press release noted that tighter labor force conditions have pushed more companies to consider augmenting employee benefits, […]

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