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Retailers face delivery disconnect
As food and grocery retailers grapple with unsustainable last-mile delivery models, a rising percentage of consumers seek free shipping for online orders, new research shows.
According to the Capgemini Research Institute,...
Is Amazon the Sears of a new generation?
It’s been said many times before that the evolution and ultimate rise of Amazon could be compared to that of the legendary American retailer Sears. Both companies created a new...
Stop & Shop is testing self-driving mini grocery stores
Grocery store chain Stop & Shop announced today that it will begin testing driverless grocery vehicles in Boston starting this spring, combining the hype of autonomous delivery cars, cashier-less stores,...
Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help
A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise.
But there could...
Amazon eyes closed Sears stores for Whole Foods expansion
While some traditional retailers are having a hard time keeping their doors open, Amazon-owned Whole Foods has been gearing up to rapidly expand into more regions.
Grocery chain Whole Foods is...
America’s favorite grocery store is one of its least high-tech
Grocery stores mostly make news for their digital or robotic innovations: apps, delivery, self-driving cars. But the results of an annual survey show that, for the second year in a...
Grocery stores would run out of food in 3 days if long-haul truckers stopped working
Trucking moves 71% of the freight in the United States. And if it were to suddenly cease, the effects would be more drastic than you might expect.
In May 2018, truck...
The CEO of Kroger, America's largest supermarket chain, explains why the company's merger with the country's 6th favorite grocer puts them in the perfect position to take on Amazon and Whole Foods
Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods didn't come as much of a surprise to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen.
"We assumed that at some point, Amazon was going to do something in the...
Sorry, we're closed: How everyone is hurt when grocery stores shut down
Michele Dutcher has to take two buses to reach a grocery store just 2 miles from her apartment in Old Louisville. The only nearby supermarket closed in 2017, and without a...
Trader Joe's ranked top US grocery store chain
Trader Joe’s is the preferred grocery store destination for U.S. consumers for the second consecutive year, according to an analysis by consumer data science firm Dunnhumby.
Using survey data from 7,000...