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Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership

Walmart Inc and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com Inc to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 [...]

Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership2019-02-13T17:20:27+00:00

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods. Now They’re Climbing Back Up.

Whole Foods is raising prices again, bowing to pressure from some consumer-product makers to cover rising packaging, ingredient and transportation costs on hundreds of products. Internal communications reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show the natural grocer raised prices from 10 cents to several dollars as suppliers have boosted their [...]

Amazon Slashed Prices at Whole Foods. Now They’re Climbing Back Up.2019-02-13T17:18:43+00:00

After Uproar, Instacart Backs Off Controversial Tipping Policy

The gig economy’s work force is fighting back, and in some cases, it’s winning. On Wednesday, Instacart, the Silicon Valley upstart that delivers groceries and other household items to customers through an app, reversed a tipping policy that had outraged workers, who accused the $7 billion company of cheating them [...]

After Uproar, Instacart Backs Off Controversial Tipping Policy2019-02-08T20:20:29+00:00

Why People Still Don’t Buy Groceries Online

Nearly 30 years ago, when just 15 percent of Americans had a computer, and even fewer had internet access, Thomas Parkinson set up a rack of modems on a Crate and Barrel wine rack and started accepting orders for the internet’s first grocery-delivery company, Peapod, which he founded with his [...]

Why People Still Don’t Buy Groceries Online2019-02-06T16:56:51+00:00

Hy-Vee tests grocery shopping app to reduce food waste

Hy-Vee Inc. has begun piloting a mobile shopping app that helps grocery retailers cut back on food waste. Called Flashfood, and developed by a Toronto company of the same name, the app enables consumers to browse and buy food items nearing their “best before” date at “significantly reduced” prices, Hy-Vee [...]

Hy-Vee tests grocery shopping app to reduce food waste2019-02-06T16:55:11+00:00

Shoppers prefer grocery delivery over in-store pickup

Same-day grocery delivery offerings from major retailers grew by 500% in 2018, according to a new report from grocery e-commerce startup CommonSense Robotics. The report, based on an analysis of retailer data, also says that click and collect locations among major grocers grew by 230% in 2018, and that the service [...]

Shoppers prefer grocery delivery over in-store pickup2019-02-04T17:47:51+00:00

Aldi’s gains in customer satisfaction challenge Walmart, supermarkets

A new Retail Feedback Group study finds a mixed bag for supermarkets when it comes to customer satisfaction. Supermarkets have the strongest overall satisfaction rating (4.31 out of 5) when compared to Aldi (4.27) and Walmart (3.93), but when it comes to value Aldi receives the top score and the [...]

Aldi’s gains in customer satisfaction challenge Walmart, supermarkets2019-02-04T17:45:30+00:00

Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement

Victoria Arana started working at a cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles when she was 18 years old. She and most of her young, all-female coworkers worked ten- to 15-hour shifts, five to seven days a week. They weren’t allowed to keep their tips, weren’t paid for their last hour of [...]

Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement2019-01-30T16:41:37+00:00

Trader Joe’s is killing grocery delivery program even as Walmart, Whole Foods and Kroger spend billions to win the online grocery wars

Trader Joe's is ending its New York-area grocery delivery service, and the company has no plans to roll out delivery in other markets. The grocery chain offered delivery in New York for 10 years. Trader Joe's is ending the program on March 1, in part because it was too costly, [...]

Trader Joe’s is killing grocery delivery program even as Walmart, Whole Foods and Kroger spend billions to win the online grocery wars2019-01-30T16:38:56+00:00

Downtown Phoenix’s first grocery store will be a first for Fry’s, too

This week marked a major milestone for one of Phoenix's most awaited developments as construction "topped off" on Block 23 — the future home of downtown's only full-service grocery store. The development will include a 230,000-square-foot office building, 330 apartments, retail, restaurants and a Fry's Food Store. The project is slated to open in [...]

Downtown Phoenix’s first grocery store will be a first for Fry’s, too2019-01-29T17:07:53+00:00