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 [...]

2019-02-13T17:20:27+00:00February 13th, 2019|Tags: , |

Kroger is using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon

As Kroger moves to cloud computing, the nation’s largest grocery store chain is sending millions of dollars to Microsoft and Google. But not to Amazon. “For obvious reasons competitively, it doesn’t make sense for us to do a ton to help grow that business for them,” Chris Hjelm, Kroger’s chief information officer, told CNBC in an [...]

2017-11-09T17:52:32+00:00November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains

Google, the king of internet search, and Walmart, still the world’s largest retailer, have just joined forces. Walmart plans to join Google’s online marketplace, known as Google Express, sitting alongside other retailers, such as Target and Costco. Sounds innocuous, except that Walmart brings its own fulfillment resources while others rely [...]

2017-08-28T22:42:46+00:00August 28th, 2017|Tags: , |

Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

Google and Walmart are testing the notion that an enemy’s enemy is a friend. The two companies said Google would start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. It’s the first time the world’s biggest retailer has made its products available online in the [...]

2017-08-23T18:52:16+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , |