Q Commerce

Articles on the growing channel known as on-demand or rapid delivery. It refers to companies that deliver goods (typically groceries) in under an hour or as quickly as 10-15 minutes.

  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand convenience app Zapp has launched a new Period Store for National Period Hygiene Day, this Saturday. The new store will feature all the essentials including organic tampons and pads,… The post Zapp launches the first ultra-fast delivery Period Store appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
Zapp and Jiffy have announced a tie up to offer quick commerce to London residents. The news comes soon after Jiffy’s announcement that it would cease to operate its grocery… The post Zapp partners with Jiffy to offer quick commerce for Londoners appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
On-demand delivery big hitter Zapp has announced a new Period Store, selling the likes of organic tampons and pads, menstrual cups and liners, along with treats like a hot water bottle, magnesium products and chocolate to boost oxytocin and relieve menstrual strain.  This will launch in London on Saturday for National Period Hygiene Day. For […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Getir is gearing up to slash its global workforce by around 14% as it grapples with industry headwinds. The Turkish-based rapid delivery giant currently employs around 32,000 people in the… The post Getir gears up to slash 14% of its global workforce appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
Fears of an impending recession are forcing rapid grocery delivery companies to slam the brakes on growth. This week, two of the largest instant grocery apps, Getir and Gorillas, announced decisions to lay off hundreds of employees. Another firm, Zapp, said it is proposing redundancies in its U.K. team.
  1. Channel: Delivery
Turkish rapid grocery delivery big hitter Getir is gearing up to cut 14% of its staff globally. The company employs some 32,000 people in the nine markets where it operates, which works out to 4,480 people impacted by the downsizing, according to a report by TechCrunch. These are challenging times for the rapid grocery delivery […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Quick commerce – or q-commerce for short – has been heralded as the next generation of ecommerce; a pioneering evolution of delivery services that results in the superfast delivery of… The post Opinion: Why the current Q-commerce model isn’t sustainable appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Liam Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO at Bidnamic (pictured above on the left). RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
E-commerce is an $85 billion business in Latin America, and as that market is poised to essentially double in three years, the current consumer demands to receive orders on time and packaged correctly will only increase. For decades, e-commerce giants, like Amazon and MercadoLibre, have perfected the logistics and delivery technology for their marketplaces, but […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Ahold Delhaize said its global retail portfolio reported sales growth of 8.3% in its first quarter as food-at-home consumption continued to prove resilient. Sales benefited from recent store acquisitions as well as favorable currency rates; at constant exchange rates, net sales increased 3.6% in the period to April 3. Net sales at […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
  1. International
Sainsbury’s and Deliveroo have expanded their partnership by adding a further 65 stores onto the platform, bringing the total to 336 stores across the UK. New locations include Winchester, Marlow,… The post Sainsbury’s and Deliveroo expand partnership to total 336 stores across the UK appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have been making waves with major investments, including Flink, buymie, Next, Storyblok, and GreyOrange. 1. Nexite Nexite, whose Bluetooth tag and SaaS merchandise platform delivers real-time in-store sales intelligence aligned to customer behaviour, has raised $67 million in a Series C round of funding, and $100 million […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
GoPuff has appointed former Disney chief executive Bob Iger as an advisor and investor. Iger will advise GoPuff’s co-founders and co-chief executives Yakir Gola and Rafel Ilishayev. He will also… The post Former Disney CEO Bob Iger joins GoPuff as investor and advisor appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
US-based rapid delivery firm, Gopuff, has announced Bob Iger, former Disney CEO and Chairman, as an advisor and investor.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Iger will, according to a press release, “advise co-founders and co-CEOs Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev, and the broader executive team, to help deepen Gopuff’s consumer engagement and growth […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Jumia, the pan-African e-commerce company and sole tech company based on the continent listed on the NYSE, released its first-quarter financial performance today. The company’s results included consistent growth but lapses in some areas compared with Jumia’s previous quarter.  As always, the first page of every Jumia report highlights its year-over-year wins. The first quarter […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
  Regular readers of this blog are familiar with GoPuff.  What Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, likes about GoPuff is its ability to combine the food industry intellectual quotient (IQ) and consumers emotional quotient (EQ) at the point of purchase. So, instant-needs delivery platform Gopuff has launched The Mean Tomato, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
85% of social media marketers anticipate incorporating new technologies like virtual reality, the metaverse, cryptocurrencies, and NFTs into their strategies within the next year, according to research by Sprout Social. The company surveyed over 500 marketers and 1,300 consumers in the UK and Ireland. Two in five brands are planning to invest up to half […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Startups that had previously been seen as darlings have had to lay employees off and cut spending, canceling projects and generally scaling back ambitions, due to a seriously changed economy, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wrote Monday (May 16). This is all part of what WSJ characterizes as a changed playing field for companies, even […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg reports that fast grocery delivery company Jokr “will roll out a media platform to sell targeted advertising, in a bid to boost sales and get closer to profitability at a time when food delivery companies are under pressure from investors to stem losses … The New York-based company will use its trove of customer […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that Instacart filed “confidentially” a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a first step in the process of an initial public offering (IPO). The New York Times explains that a confidential filing means that “it does not yet have to disclose certain data […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Paul Wilkinson has taken on the role of Group Product Manager – Grocery Partners at Deliveroo. He joins from Amazon where he spent almost two and a half years as Senior Product Manager (Tech), Alexa Shopping. Prior to that, Wilkinson worked for Tesco for nine years, where he held such positions as Head of Technology […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Paul Wilkinson, former senior product manager at Amazon’s Alexa Shopping business, has joined Deliveroo as its new group product manager. Before Amazon, Wilkinson spent almost 10 years at Tesco, where… The post Paul Wilkinson joins Deliveroo from Amazon’s Alexa Shopping appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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