1. Channel: Delivery
Entrepreneur reports that fast feeder Chick-fil-A “has opened a break room pop-up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to say thank you to the city’s nearly 65,000 delivery workers, who brave the elements in the winter months to serve NYC diners … From February 16 to April 13, workers who show proof of any completed food […]
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Food & Wine reports that Chipotle is launching a new bowl-centric foodservice concept:  “Opening in March in Santa Monica, Farmesa will feature the same customizable options Chipotle is loved for. Guests will have the option of building a bowl, which includes a protein, green or grain, two sides, a choice of five sauces, and toppings. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, launches, deployments and pilots from the past seven days. Featuring Carrefour Argentina, Shopify, Migros, Starship Technologies, Grubhub, John Lewis Partnership, Asos, Instacart, and HappyOrNot. Carrefour Argentina The first autonomous Carrefour Flash store has opened in Latin America. Tapping Go2Future miniGO technology and using cameras on the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Yesterday MNB took note of a really good piece from the Los Angeles Times about the impact – social, cultural, infrastructural – of the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom, which “accelerated the land grab” for warehouse space in California’s Inland Empire. The area, the Times wrote, has become “ever more hardscaped into the staging point for trains […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  What looks good on the menu is the question asked time and time again.  Back in the day menus were are about the written descriptors.  Today, consumers have migrated to digital devices.  In fact, Americans decide what to have for dinner when they want to go out to eat digitally.  The most common ways […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Growth in the number of orders placed with DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub slowed to about 5 percent, on average, in October and November vs. the previous year period, according to YipitData. That’s the slowest growth rate since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. DoorDash and Uber Eats alone are thought to control roughly […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  That’s right consumers want it both ways.  Regular readers of this blog know that Steven Johnson, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®has documented the battle between the desire to eat out and the need to eat in without cooking for over 6 years. Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food […]
  1. Channel & Retailers
Willamette Week has a long piece about the growth – and now, the apparent retreat – of the ghost kitchen business ion Portland, Oregon. Here’s how WW frames the story: “A few years ago, restaurants started sprouting up in Portland like toadstools, with names like Mr. Beast Burger, Sticky Wings and Man vs. Fries. They […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats has partnered with robotics company Cartken to offer automated food delivery in Florida using self-driving robots. The offering will launch with select retailers in the Dadeland area of Miami-Dade County, with plans to expand to additional cities in 2023. Cartken’s AI-powered sidewalk delivery robots currently are used for neighborhood food and grocery delivery, […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens announced on Thursday a 24/7 delivery service, offering delivery from nearly 400 stores in as little as an hour. Participating 24-hour Walgreens stores will offer more than 27,000 items, from groceries to over-the-counter medications to household essentials like toothbrushes and skincare products. The new service does comes with some exceptions, most notably around the delivery time. The […]
  1. Holiday & Events
An estimated 166.3 million people plan to shop between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday in 2022, representing 69% of all holiday shoppers, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Analytics. This would be nearly 8 million more people than in 2021 and the highest estimate since NRF began tracking […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Deliveries from more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores in 16 states will be powered by the Grubhub Marketplace, making thousands of the retailer’s OTC, wellness products and snacks more accessible to consumers. Rite Aid items are now available on the Grubhub+ membership program, which offers no-fee deliveries on orders of $12 or more. Additionally, National […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
WASHINGTON – An estimated 166.3 million people are planning to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. This figure is almost 8 million more people than last year and is the highest estimate since NRF began […]
  1. Media & Marketing
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Megan Ramm, Head of CPG Partnerships of Uber advertising, a division of Uber Technologies. Follow Megan Ramm on LinkedIn at:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganpetrie/Follow Uber on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uber-com/Follow Uber advertising online at: https://www.uber.com/us/en/advertising/ Megan answers these questions: 1) You have such a plethora of experiences […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Uber and Gopuff have announced a new UK partnership that will enable customers across the country who use the Uber Eats app to order from Gopuff’s range of everyday essentials, including branded products and fresh food items, direct from said app.  This builds on a US tie up, which launched in May 2021.  The roll-out […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Cart.com, Serve Robotics, Spacee, and Flowcode are among the nominees in the Global Startup of the Year category at the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. This award will recognise the startup (based outside of the UK) with the most innovative technology offering and the company which is best placed to succeed in the long-term (management, funding, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
[This is a preview from our full report “Measuring the Impact of California’s Inflation Relief Checks on Consumer Spending.” Download for free]. California’s October 2022 Middle Class Tax Refund (MCTR) payments of up to $1,050 buoyed spending across some of the largest retailers in the country, while leaving others unimpacted. Looking at some of the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
There have been several stories out there about how Hooters is teaming up with NASCAR driver Chase Elliott on a new virtual chicken format that will deliver a variety of poultry dishes via Grubhub, DoorDash and Uber Eats. The items will be delivered from some 196 Hooters locations around the country, but will not be […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bloomberg has a fascinating piece about “a class of startups that soared during the pandemic, trying to solve a logistics and math puzzle that’s dogged Silicon Valley for decades: Can an e-commerce company whisk products to your house in under an hour? And more important: Can it actually make money doing so? “Flying cars and […]
  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. […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Uber Eats has teamed up with frozen food retailer Iceland to launch a new quick commerce offering to deliver groceries across London in as little as 20 minutes. The new… The post Uber Eats launches quick commerce partnership with Iceland appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Delivery
UberEats is offering home delivery of cannabis products to customers in Toronto that are 19 and older. Lola Kassim, general manager for UberEats Canada, said the service “will help combat the illegal market and help reduce impaired driving.”
  1. Department: HBC
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Starting tomorrow, Monday, October 17, Torontonians can order safe, legal cannabis and get it delivered straight to their homes thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats (NYSE: UBER), a global leader in ecommerce and delivery technology, and Leafly…
  1. Media & Marketing
Foodhub, a UK-based company providing online food ordering offerings to restaurants and takeaways, has announced a trio of features designed to help independent firms keep pace with industry leaders like McDonald’s. These have been launched alongside a revamped business website. Regional business partners and customers will now have access to offline ordering technology, self-ordering kiosks […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Klevu, a specialist in artificial intelligence powered product discovery technology for digital commerce, has released an integration for Klaviyo. This allows for AI on-site e-commerce search data to be passed to Klaviyo for shopper segmentation, and personalised email and SMS marketing automation. 🥁 Drum roll please… we are thrilled to announce our official partnership with […]

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Supermarket giant Tesco came under fire following the announcement that it will be reducing the value of Clubcard reward vouchers from June 2023. The reduction will come into force after… The post Tesco infuriates shoppers as it slashes Clubcard points value appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]