Walgreens offers delivery in less than two hours

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Walgreens has expanded its on-demand delivery options to include less-than-two-hour service for retail products. The drugstore giant said Tuesday that customers nationwide can now shop from more than 24,000 items online directly from Walgreens.com or via the Walgreens mobile app and receive same-day home [...]

2021-05-05T21:36:32+00:00May 5th, 2021|Tags: , |

Raley’s converts 2 stores into Raley’s O-N-E concept

By Dan Ochwat Source: Store Brands Raley’s has quickened the expansion of its health-focused Raley’s O-N-E format, bringing the total count of stores with the format to three after unveiling its second new store in as many weeks. The latest store is in Reno, Nevada, joining two other stores in its [...]

2021-05-04T15:48:27+00:00May 4th, 2021|Tags: |

Kroger to test grocery deliveries by drone

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News The Kroger Co. has launched a pilot to deliver online grocery orders — to nearly any location — by autonomous drones. Under a partnership with Drone Express, a division of TELEGRID Technologies, Kroger will be able to deliver products not just to a street [...]

2021-05-03T21:36:28+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Bessemer, Alabama: Portraits Of The American Worker

By Kristin Toussaint Source: Fast Company Bessemer, Alabama, a town of 27,000, lies 15 miles southwest of Birmingham. Once a steel town and the site of a Pullman Standard railcar factory, the town is now marketing itself as a logistics hub, attracting retailers including Amazon, Carvana, Lowe’s, and Dollar General. [...]

2021-05-03T21:34:11+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

Grocers turn to e-commerce to boost prepared foods

By Mark Hamstra Source: Supermarket News Supermarket prepared foods operations were pressured in 2020 amid restrictions on in-store dining and reductions in trip frequency, as consumers focused largely on stock-up trips to load their pantries and freezers with shelf-stable foods. But some retailers quickly adapted by leveraging online opportunities for [...]

2021-05-03T16:47:34+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Tags: |

Google Pay serves up grocery deals for Safeway

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Albertsons Cos.’ Safeway chain and Target Corp. stores are helping shoppers find deals on groceries via Google. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said yesterday it has partnered with Safeway and Target to simplify the task of finding grocery and other specials using the Google Pay [...]

2021-04-30T21:43:39+00:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

Walmart to build first Atlantic Canada distribution center

By Russell Redman Source: Supermarket News Under a multibillion-dollar investment announced last summer, Walmart Canada plans to construct a fresh and frozen food distribution center in Moncton, New Brunswick. Walmart’s Mississauga, Ontario-based Canadian subsidiary said Thursday that the 221,000-square-foot facility, expected to open in the fall of 2022, will mark [...]

2021-04-30T21:37:20+00:00April 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |
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