From pre-made salads and sandwiches to ready-to-make meal kits and online ordering, the grocery store has become a conveyor belt of innovation the last few years. It’s time to throw another piece into the basket — driverless delivery. Kroger, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery chain that operates Fry’s Food Stores, announced [...]
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Walmart Inc. and Flipkart Group this weekend announced the closing of the $16 billion deal that makes Walmart the largest shareholder in Flipkart, with 77% of shares in the India-based e-commerce company. The deal was first revealed back in May and closed after receiving the necessary approvals. “Walmart and Flipkart will [...]
Some Valley Save Mart grocery stores are making it easier for customers to get their shopping done. A store at Herndon and Milburn in Northwest Fresno is now equipped with a Click Cart. Customers can order their groceries online at the Save Mart website. The kiosk allows for curbside pickup. [...]
A group of 90 grocery home delivery drivers working for Safeway.com in the Seattle area have ratified a contract with the Teamsters. This week’s vote is believed to mark the first time that truck drivers for online grocery home delivery have unionized and secured a contract, according to a spokesman [...]
13 things you never knew about Aldi, the German grocery chain that’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger
Aldi, the grocery giant known for its super-discounted prices, has a surprisingly complicated history behind it. Aldi — short for Albrecht Discount — was first opened in Essen, Germany, by Anna Albrecht in 1913, before being taken over and expanded by her sons Theo and Karl in 1948. The brothers [...]
Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle associates represented by United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1776 Keystone State (KS) “overwhelmingly” voted in favor of a new three-year contract that boosts wages and benefits for about 5,500 employees of the supermarket chain at 35 corporate-owned stores in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according [...]
The old adage that “everything’s bigger in Texas” gets thrown around a lot. However, that’s not necessarily the case for Walmart as it's testing a small-format store concept in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. The big-box retailer is building 3,000-square-foot convenience stores with fuel pumps—called Walmart Fuel Station—in some parking lots [...]
Going by the trends in retail grocery, online ordering of groceries and meal kits likely stand near the top. But by the numbers, the vast majority of Americans are doing neither, a new Gallup poll finds. Of 1,033 U.S. adults surveyed, 84% said they never order groceries online and 89% [...]
The idea of quickly popping into my local grocery store and walking out with everything I need for dinner, without waiting in long lines, is undoubtedly appealing to almost every shopper. That desire to streamline in-store shopping and reduce friction is what Amazon Go is all about and what has [...]
Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger
Aldi is making big changes to its stores. The discount grocer is embarking on the biggest product refresh in its history by bringing more fresh, organic, vegetarian, and vegan items to its 1,800 stores across the US. The changes will be hard to miss; once the product rollout is complete [...]