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Microsoft is helping America’s largest grocery chain fight off Amazon

Kroger, America’s largest grocery store chain, has partnered with Microsoft to create a pair of hi-tech grocery stores. The stores, which are located in Washington and Ohio, are filled with digital shelf labels and image recognition cameras, and aim to create a retail environment that’s easier for both customers and [...]

Microsoft is helping America’s largest grocery chain fight off Amazon2019-01-10T17:39:49+00:00

Sprouts to enter three new states

Pushing ahead with its expansion, Sprouts Farmers Market plans to open nine new stores in the second quarter of 2019. The fresh, natural and organic grocer said Tuesday that the openings will bring its stores into three new states: Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia. Overall, the chain expects to open [...]

Sprouts to enter three new states2019-01-10T00:43:36+00:00

Shakeup On Aisle Five: Will Grocery Retailers Abandon Instacart?

Instacart recently announced that it will end its relationship with Whole Foods in early 2019. Many grocery analysts and industry experts such as Phil Lempert, were not surprised by the announcement. Lempert wrote an interesting article about the breakup that raises questions about the future of Instacart. I believe the [...]

Shakeup On Aisle Five: Will Grocery Retailers Abandon Instacart?2019-01-07T16:12:58+00:00

‘We are not robots’: Amazon warehouse employees push to unionize

As Amazon’s workforce has more than doubled over the past three years, workers at Amazon fulfillment center warehouses in the United States have started organizing and pushing toward forming a union to fight back against the company’s treatment of its workers. Amazon’s global workforce reached more than 613,000 employees worldwide [...]

‘We are not robots’: Amazon warehouse employees push to unionize2019-01-07T16:10:00+00:00

DoorDash eyes driverless vehicles for grocery delivery

DoorDash is looking to autonomous vehicles to help grow its online grocery delivery business. The food delivery company said Thursday that it has teamed up with Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based developer of driverless cars, to test food deliveries from restaurants and grocery stores. Plans call for DoorDash to begin [...]

DoorDash eyes driverless vehicles for grocery delivery2019-01-07T16:07:10+00:00

A Toaster on Wheels to Deliver Groceries? Self-Driving Tech Tests Practical Uses

Last Thursday morning in the desert town of Scottsdale, Ariz., a tiny robotic car turned onto a neighborhood street and pulled up to a home with a Spanish-tiled roof and synthetic grass in the front yard. Not even half the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, the toylike vehicle had no [...]

A Toaster on Wheels to Deliver Groceries? Self-Driving Tech Tests Practical Uses2018-12-27T16:56:35+00:00

Inside the Online-Only Grocer Where Robots Get the Job Done

According to the United Nations, the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, which means we have to find a better way to feed the planet. This includes not just how food is grown, but stored, transported, picked, and delivered to the customer. Expect mobile edge computing, advanced automated [...]

Inside the Online-Only Grocer Where Robots Get the Job Done2018-12-27T16:52:45+00:00

Amazon’s online grocery lead is shrinking

Online grocery sales in the US are growing much more quickly than the overall grocery market and are expected to reach $59.5 billion in 2023 — up from $23.9 billion in 2018, according to data from Institute of Grocery Distribution cited by Internet Retailer. Business Insider Intelligence Amazon's mid-2017 acquisition [...]

Amazon’s online grocery lead is shrinking2018-12-27T16:50:05+00:00

Dollar Stores Are Taking Over the Grocery Business, and It’s Bad News for Public Health and Local Economies

Today, there are more dollar stores in the United States than all Walmarts and Starbucks combined. These low-priced “small-box” retailers, like Dollar General, offer little to no fresh food—yet they feed more Americans than either Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, and are gaining on the country’s largest food retailers. Detailing [...]

Dollar Stores Are Taking Over the Grocery Business, and It’s Bad News for Public Health and Local Economies2018-12-27T16:48:24+00:00

How a Grocery Store Entrepreneur Models Social Design

Three days a week, Jeffrey Brown wanders the aisles of grocery stores, through the dairy department and frozen food, the cereals and snacks and the produce. He watches what people choose to eat, whether and how they read ingredient labels, whether they find what they want. He lunches at simple [...]

How a Grocery Store Entrepreneur Models Social Design2018-12-18T19:32:11+00:00