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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Launches Online Ordering for Catering

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces the launch of their online ordering platform for catering orders to make enjoying their scratch made favorites with family, friends, and coworkers even more convenient. The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for their Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states.

The growing taco shop concept partnered with Olo, a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, to integrate catering into their online ordering platform.

“We’ve seen our catering sales increase..."

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May 12 8:00 AM, General News



Retailers Say Small Businesses Are Hardest Hit by Rising Credit Card Swipe Fees

The National Retail Federation and a group of small retailers told Congress today small businesses are the hardest hit by high credit card “swipe” fees that are driving up inflation and that they want to see more competition in the payments market.

“Ongoing and unwarranted increases in swipe fees are especially damaging to small retailers,” NRF Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie Martz said. “We have heard many stories from small retailers about the extreme challenges posed by the current payments system and Visa and..."

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May 5 8:00 PM, General News


eGrowcery and DoorDash Partner To Provide On-Demand Delivery for Supermarkets and Other Retailers

eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform, announces a partnership with DoorDash Drive, DoorDash's white label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for businesses, to provide supermarkets with access to an expansive delivery fleet and a flexible delivery solution directly from the eCommerce experience. With the new DoorDash Drive integration, retailers using the eGrowcery platform can now benefit from the scale of DoorDash’s logistics network, all while retaining full autonomy around the eCommerce experience and, critically, owning their own shopper data...

 

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Apr 7 8:00 AM, General News


Shane Sampson Named Executive Chairman of The Save Mart Companies

The Save Mart Companies and Kingswood Capital Management, LP announced today that Shane Sampson has been named executive chairman of the California-based, regional grocery retailer.

Sampson is a fourth-generation grocer who brings nearly four decades of experience to The Save Mart Companies in building brands, implementing innovative marketing and merchandising programs, and leading strategic operations. He started his career in a local grocery store as a retail clerk and learned the grocery business from the ground up, which culminated in being named Albertsons Companies' Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer. He was instrumental in driving Albertsons' merchandising strategy during a period of monumental growth during which he oversaw significant development and innovation of digital and e-commerce strategies, rapidly scaled its private label brands and built customer and associate engagement across 2,300 stores. As a result, he was recognized as Mass Market Retailer's Merchant of the Year in 2017 and received the Retail TouchPoints' 2018 Innovator Award.

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Apr 5 8:50 AM, General News


Instacart Unveils Shoppable Recipes, New Product Integrations with TikTok, Hearst Magazines, & More

Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced Shoppable Recipes, new product integrations that will allow food creators to make their recipes shoppable on Instacart via strategic integrations on TikTok and Tasty, as well on Hearst Magazines' properties like Delish, Good Housekeeping, and more. Shoppable Recipes leverages Instacart's immense grocery catalog -- one of the largest in the world -- with real-time AI-driven modeling to find in-stock items and available Shoppers to get them delivered quickly, empowering people to turn the food...

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Mar 17 8:00 AM, General News


PlantX Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Across Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario

PlantX Life Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of same-day delivery for its grocery products across Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON. This expansion reflects the Company's commitment to enhancing its e-commerce capabilities by leveraging PlantX's physical retail stores within the Hudson's Bay in Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON and CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON.

Same-day delivery is a key component of PlantX's goal of diversifying its on-demand delivery solutions to better service online customers across Ontario. Distribution for same-day delivery will be available through...

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Mar 16 1:00 PM, General News


Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands to Three New Cities

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced at its 2022 Business Update in Orlando it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of spoke facilities in Austin and San Antonio, TX and Birmingham, AL powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger's successful entry into Florida in 2021 without physical stores, the new Texas and Alabama facilities will serve as new geographies for the organization, bringing innovation and modern e-commerce to the cities and extending the grocer's reach and ability to provide...

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Mar 7 8:00 AM, General News


Tech Policy Expert Joins National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation today announced that it has hired veteran technology policy expert Michael Lemon to manage NRF’s portfolio of e-commerce and related issues as vice president for legal affairs.

“Mike Lemon has worked on technology-related issues ranging from privacy to intellectual property for more than a decade, both on Capitol Hill and in the private sector,” NRF Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie Martz said. “His wealth of experience and expertise will be invaluable as we advocate on behalf of the retail industry on these complex and..."

 

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Mar 2 8:00 AM, General News


Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of a spoke facility in Oklahoma City powered by the Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger's successful entry into Florida in 2021, Oklahoma will serve as another new geography for the company, bringing innovation and modern e-commerce to the area, extending the grocer's reach and ability to provide its customers anything, anytime, anywhere.

"We're excited to extend the Kroger fulfillment network to Oklahoma City, a new geography for our operation and..."

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Feb 21 8:20 AM, General News


Ethnic E-Grocer Weee! Appoints Three Executives To Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Weee! (www.sayweee.com), the largest and fastest-growing ethnic e-grocer in North America, today announced three key executive appointments as the company expands to meet the growing demands of its customers nationwide. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent appointment of acclaimed filmmaker, Jon M. Chu, as Chief Creative Officer. New appointments to the leadership team include: Board Members James McCann and Vivek Subramanian, and Senior Vice President of Engineering Rudy Darmawan.

"Weee!'s recent appointments bring a depth of experience in..."

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Feb 16 3:53 PM, General News


Kroger Delivery Arrives in Metro Atlanta

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the official opening of the Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Forest Park, GA, a city south of Atlanta, powered by Ocado Group, a world leader in technology for grocery e-commerce. This marks an expansion of Kroger's national fulfillment network, providing the region with an e-commerce delivery service that combines vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics with affordable, friendly, and fast delivery of grocery items and fresh food.

"We're proud to launch Kroger Delivery in metro Atlanta with future expansion plans throughout Georgia and..." 

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Feb 7 8:00 AM, General News


C3 Appoints Former Overstock CPO as Chief Product and Technology Officer to Accelerate Innovation

C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), the leading global food tech platform founded by visionary Sam Nazarian, has today announced the appointment of Vikram Raghavan as Chief Product and Technology Officer. Raghavan's extensive expertise will bolster C3's product and technology departments, forging an exciting new path ahead by accelerating the company's prowess in data science, digital marketing, and eCommerce.

Conceptualized in 2019, C3 experienced accelerated growth this past year as the hospitality industry saw massive digital adoption. Raghavan was driven to C3 after observing the pandemic's...

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Jan 21 7:50 AM, General News


United Natural Foods Names 360PR+ Agency of Record

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest publicly traded grocery distributor in the United States, has named 360PR+ as public relations agency of record. UNFI is North America's premier food wholesaler delivering the widest variety of products to customer locations throughout North America, including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, ecommerce retailers and food service customers.

The agency's work for UNFI leverages 360's experience spanning b2b and b2c communications and marketing, including the agency's deep sector expertise in food and beverage, retail and grocery, as well as...

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Dec 15 8:50 AM, General News


Organic Prairie® Launches Ten-Minute Mealtime Solution

This winter, don't forget to add Organic Prairie's new Seasoned Ground Beef to your shopping list. Organic ground beef, pre-seasoned with all-organic spices, will cut prep time for some of America's most popular home-cooked meals.

Ten Minute Dinners

"Our new organic, seasoned ground beef gives home cooks a choice of high-quality protein that's quick and easy to prepare," said Dave Greening, Organic Prairie General Manager. "Shoppers can just 'grab and go,' and the meat is fully cooked in approximately 8 minutes..."

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Dec 9 12:58 PM, General News


U.S. Pet Treat Sales Approach $10 Billion Mark

In its just-released report on Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S., Packaged Facts projects that U.S. retail sales of dog and cat treats will reach $9.87 billion by the end of 2021, after two years of double-digit increases.

Sales growth in treats has consistently outpaced the more mature pet food market and pet supplies in general, and this growth accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pet owners spending more time at home with their pets has translates into more opportunities for treat-giving,” notes Packaged Facts analyst...

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Dec 8 8:18 AM, General News


eCommerce Platform Pepper Raises $16M in Series A Funding for Food Distributors

Pepper, the eCommerce platform for food distributors, has raised $16 million in Series A funding that will enhance the ordering experience for distributors servicing over 25,000 restaurants and grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada. Index Ventures led the round with participation from Greylock, Imaginary Ventures, BoxGroup, Moving Capital, and Brett Schulman, bringing the total capital raised to date to $20M.

With the Series A secured, platform enhancements are a top priority for Pepper. “This funding enables us to accelerate product development in..."

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Dec 1 8:19 AM, General News


Discounter Market Set to Top £34 Billion as Sales Spring Back in 2022

From the lure of the middle aisle to the thrill of a bargain, Britain’s savvy shoppers are set to splash out £34.4 billion at food and non-food discounters in 2022—an annual increase of 6.6%—as the sector looks set to spring back to growth, benefiting from continued economic uncertainty.

Next year’s forecast return to growth will be much welcomed by the sector, as food and non-food discounter sales in 2021 are expected to drop to £32.3 billion, following a bumper 2020... 

 

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Nov 30 2:34 PM, General News


In-store Retail Sales Rise to Pre-pandemic Levels, as E-Commerce Growth Slows, Reports NPD

The steady, gradual growth of e-commerce dramatically accelerated during the pandemic, elevating the amount consumers spent shopping online to almost equal the amount consumers spent in stores. Now, with brick-and-mortar stores open across the U.S., online revenue growth is slowing down. At the same time, physical store sales have increased, rising to 64% of all retail sales in September 2021, according to The NPD Group.

“Physical stores are more relevant today than they were before the pandemic,” said Marshal Cohen... 

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Nov 29 1:57 PM, General News


Feel Foods to Launch Plant-Based Foods E-Commerce Platform

Feel Foods LTD. announced today it is creating a new e-commerce platform with advanced logistics operations in time for the festive season.

Web developers ‘Able & Howe’ is designing the new e-commerce site with full e-commerce capabilities as well as state-of-the-art inventory control capabilities, ensuring operations are efficient, effective, and uninterrupted. Prior to the upcoming holiday season and the launch of its e-commerce platform, Feel Foods is adding more fulfillment personnel and is ramping up production of its popular, 100%...

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Nov 18 8:59 AM, General News


Packaged Facts Analyst Comments on Home Chef Hitting the $1 Billion Mark

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19 as consumers continue to spend more time at home. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order meal kits and other food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Growth has continued through 2021 as consumers looked to meal kits and grocery e-commerce as a convenient alternative to conventional grocery shopping and meal planning...

 

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Oct 27 9:03 AM, General News


New Supply Chain Program Offers Training in Critical, Growing Area for Retailers

The NRF Foundation and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Foundation today announced the launch of a new Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics certificate for retail employees. The program will be offered as the newest credential as part of the NRF Foundation’s RISE Up skills training portfolio.

“Ecommerce and supply chains are increasingly essential to our economy,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “The Warehouse, Inventory and Logistics credential will give job seekers and employees the training they need to navigate the complex..."

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Sep 28 7:55 AM, General News


Metapack Launches New Shipping Plans for Retailers

Metapack, the global leader in ecommerce delivery technology, today announced that it has launched new shipping plans for retailers around the world. From small and medium businesses to large global enterprises, the new transparent pricing models from Metapack have been launched to help retailers expand their business by providing quick and direct access to its Delivery Manager platform.

As the shift to ecommerce becomes more prevalent, it’s essential for all retailers to have access to the right scalable shipping technology and infrastructure to meet the growing delivery experience demands from consumers...

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Sep 24 8:00 AM, General News


Walmart and Meredith Corporation Partner To Help Answer the Question: ‘What’s for Dinner?’

Walmart Inc., the No. 1 U.S. retailer and world’s largest grocer, today announced a cross-platform partnership with Meredith Corporation, the leading multi-platform media company reaching nearly 95% of women in the U.S., to help millions of busy families plan and prepare meals faster and more easily through AI-powered meal planning, shoppable recipes, visual search, chatbots, and more. The partnership pairs Meredith’s expertise in food content, hyper-local consumer insights and proprietary technology platform with Walmart’s wide customer reach, omnichannel presence, deep product assortment, convenient...

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Sep 9 8:36 AM, General News







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