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DoorDash Unveils New Partnerships with Top Grocers and Retailers
Over the last few years, we have accelerated our growth beyond restaurants, introducing on-demand grocery, convenience store, alcohol delivery, and more on the DoorDash app with partners including Albertsons Companies, Walgreens, BJ's Wholesale Club, Dollar General, and Wawa, creating more opportunities for retailers of all sizes to expand their digital offerings and reach consumers online. Today, there are more than 75,000 non-restaurant retail stores on the DoorDash platform across North America.
Today, we're excited to announce several new retail partners on DoorDash spanning multiple categories including grocery, convenience, sporting...
Instacart Announces 'Connected Stores' Technology to Help Grocers Unify Online and In-Store Shopping
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today unveiled Connected Stores - a bundle of six new Instacart Platform technologies that layer on top of existing offerings, helping grocers bring together the best of online ordering and in-store shopping for consumers. Connected Stores create a unified, personalized experience for customers by enabling them to move seamlessly between a retailer's app or website and its physical, in-store experience. Together, Instacart and Good Food Holdings will open the first Instacart Platform-powered Connected Store at...
Southeastern Grocers to Debut Innovative Delivery and Curbside Pickup Experience by DoorDash
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, will soon offer a new, convenient means to shop for groceries online that will also allow customers to enjoy the same prices as shopping in store. Starting in October, customers can utilize SEG’s proprietary new offering to shop their local Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores online and have their groceries delivered right to them in as little as two hours with the benefit of in-store deals and...
Instacart Announces Acquisition of Rosie
Acquisition brings Rosie's e-commerce platform and team of experts to Instacart, giving local independent grocers access to a broader range of technology and fulfillment capabilities to grow their businesses
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced it has acquired Rosie, the premier e-commerce platform for local and independent retailers and wholesalers. With this acquisition, Instacart is deepening its commitment to serving local and independent grocers and expanding its Instacart Platform e-commerce offerings.
Founded in Ithaca, NY in 2013, the Rosie team has spent nearly a decade building relationships...
Instacart Makes it Easier for Customers to Save On Groceries with Acquisition of Eversight
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced it has acquired Eversight, an AI-powered pricing and promotions platform for CPG brands and retailers. Since its founding in 2013, Eversight has brought CPG brands and retailers technologies tailor-made for the grocery industry, enabling brands and retailers to unlock optimal promotions and pricing that propel their business and create more compelling savings opportunities for customers.
Through Eversight's AI-powered, experimentation-based platform, CPG brands and retailers can continuously test customized pricing and promotions...
Quicklly and Instacart put Indian Groceries on the Map with 60-Minute Delivery
Quicklly, a comprehensive, one-stop marketplace for Indian/South Asian groceries, tiffins, meal kits and fully-prepared restaurant dishes, and Instacart today announced the companies' expanded partnership to offer delivery of Quicklly's Indian pantry staples, desi spices and sauces in as fast as an hour across seven U.S. cities: New York City, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., Austin, Texas, Fremont, Calif., Sunnyvale, Calif., Naperville, Ill. and Edison, N.J. The Instacart app also offers nationwide delivery of Quicklly's ready-to-eat Indian meals kits in three to four days, creating...
OneView Commerce Supports Innovative Customer Engagement
OneView Commerce today announced it successfully delivered a series of key digital initiatives leveraging OneView's Unified Commerce Platform for Kroger.
To meet changing shopper needs, America's largest grocer leveraged OneView's headless commerce capabilities to finalize the digital orders when those orders are delivered at curbside pickup or via home delivery. OneView's Unified Commerce platform powers eCommerce pickup and delivery experiences at more than 1,000 Kroger locations.
"Using OneView's platform, we continue to deliver an innovative associate experience," said Sriram Samu, Customer Technology Vice President at Kroger. "The solution helps us create a seamless..."
SpartanNash and DoorDash Partner to Scale On-Demand Grocery Offerings
Food solutions company SpartanNash today announced an innovative partnership with local commerce platform DoorDash to expand the Company’s grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various different initiatives.
DoorDash is partnering with SpartanNash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash owned stores including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and more. The partnership will also include the opportunity for SpartanNash’s network of 2,100 independent retail customers to leverage both the DoorDash marketplace app and website as well as DoorDash Drive, the white-label...
Kroger, America's Largest Grocery Retailer, Commences Hiring for Grocery Delivery in South Florida
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, is now hiring more than 200 associates as it prepares to bring Kroger Delivery to the South Florida market this summer, providing fresh food and the convenient, exceptional service to area residents. The retailer, which currently operates the service in three major Florida markets, is offering competitive wages, flexible hours, and exceptional benefits.
Reflecting the dynamic South Florida region, the grocery retailer plans to hire talented individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. Kroger Delivery is recruiting drivers, as well...
Convenience, Technology and Engagement are the Changing Face of Grocery Shopping in India
Grocery shopping has entered a new era in India, influenced by factors such as the fast-paced changes in technology and evolving consumer behaviour. Here, we explore the key trends that are influencing Indian consumers’ online and in-store grocery shopping habits.
Engaging experiences, convenient deliveryThe pandemic has given rise to a number of ordering and delivery services – bringing home-bound consumers everything from medicines to groceries. Two in five Indian consumers find using online grocery shopping apps convenient. At the same time, nearly two-thirds...
BJ’s Wholesale Club Partners with DoorDash
BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading membership warehouse club in the Eastern United States, today announced a partnership with DoorDash, the local commerce platform, to offer on-demand grocery delivery from 226 BJ’s locations across 17 states. BJ’s is the first wholesale club available on the DoorDash marketplace, providing consumers with access to home essentials and grocery needs on-demand. BJ’s products can be purchased directly on the DoorDash app, offering members and non-members alike access to thousands of BJ’s items on-demand. BJ’s members can also link their wholesale club card to receive...
JD.com’s SEVEN FRESH Supermarket Rolls Out Autonomous Vehicles as COVID Cases Surge in China
JD.com has rolled out autonomous vehicles in the city of Shenzhen to deliver groceries through their fresh food supermarket, SEVEN FRESH.
The City of Shenzhen, which links Hong Kong to mainland China, saw a spike in COVID-19 cases earlier this month. China has a strict “zero-COVID” policy, so Shenzhen was put under lockdowns and hit with additional restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. To ensure food supply with no-contact, JD.com introduced their autonomous delivery vehicles...
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...
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...
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...
Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands with Facility in Cleveland Region
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in a new geography – northeast Ohio. The facility will be powered by the Ocado Group and combine vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly, and fast fresh food delivery service as part of the company's seamless ecosystem.
"Kroger is incredibly excited to expand our delivery business in our home state and provide northeast Ohioans access to thousands of fresh and popular products, including..."
Grubhub Launches Ultrafast Delivery in Partnership With Buyk
Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, and Buyk, the newest real-time grocery delivery service, announced today a partnership to bring ultrafast grocery delivery to the Grubhub marketplace through Buyk and Grubhub branded concepts.
The fulfillment and delivery of orders will be handled by Buyk, and customers will be able to order from more than 30 initial participating locations in New York City and Chicago in the coming weeks. More than 2,000 grocery and convenience items from local and national vendors, as well as Buyk's own private label products...
Instacart and Quicklly Join Forces to Bring Authentic Indian Meals to Kitchens Nationwide
Quicklly, the nation's largest and most comprehensive marketplace for Indian and South Asian food, and Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced the launch of a new storefront that offers nationwide delivery of Quicklly's ready-to-eat meal kits in 3-4 days.
As Indian food continues to gain popularity and expand beyond South Asian consumers, the new storefront provides customers with access to ready-to-eat Indian meal kits and simplifies the shopping experience for millions of Indian food lovers...
DoorDash Introduces Express Grocery Delivery Service with Albertsons Companies
DoorDash, the leading on-demand delivery platform, today introduced express grocery delivery, a new service that offers consumers faster and more convenient delivery of fresh groceries in under 30 minutes*, in partnership with Albertsons Companies, one of the nation's leading food and drug retailers. As part of this launch, consumers in more than 20 major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle and more, will now be able to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons Cos. banner stores including Safeway, Vons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and...
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..."
Good Eggs Expands to Los Angeles Marking Next Step to Reimagine Online Grocery and Food Systems
Today Good Eggs introduced its innovative online marketplace to Los Angeles, bringing the brand’s unmatched food and service standards to the second most populous city in the United States.
Forging its own purpose-driven path, Good Eggs will bring conscious customers a new food experience through the brand’s deep commitment to producers, resulting in an award-winning food assortment filled with local organic groceries and meal offerings; people, leading to the creation of thousands of good jobs that pay living wages and lift customer...
SpartanNash Grocery Stores Offering Free Home Delivery in February
Food solutions company SpartanNash is inviting grocery store guests to shop from the comfort of their home with free delivery on all online Fast Lane® orders exceeding $35 beginning Feb. 1.
“As part of SpartanNash’s mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life, we are pleased to offer quick and convenient home delivery for our guests who may be looking to avoid driving during wintry weather conditions or who want to stay safe at home during the pandemic,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer...
Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands to Louisville, Kentucky
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of a spoke facility in Louisville, Kentucky powered by the Ocado Group and combining vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly, and fast fresh food delivery service as part of the company's seamless ecosystem.
"We're proud to expand the Kroger fulfillment network to Louisville," said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's senior vice president and chief supply chain officer. "The new service is an innovative addition to the expanding digital shopping experience available to..."
Walmart To Expand InHome Delivery, Reaching 30 Million U.S. Homes in 2022
It’s a new year and Walmart is resolving to bring the convenience of InHome delivery to even more customers in 2022. Today, the retailer is announcing plans to scale the service, going from InHome being available to 6 million households to making it accessible to 30 million U.S. households by the end of the year. To support the expansion, Walmart plans to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers this year as well as build out a fleet of 100% all-electric delivery vans.
“We’ve been operating InHome..."
WhatsGood To Bring Local Food To Customers Year-Round with New Retail Store in Lincoln Park
WhatsGood, an innovative technology provider for online orders at local farmers markets, is opening the first in a series of Chicago-based Farm Shops in Lincoln Park on December 7th, 2021. WhatsGood's Farm Shop is a small footprint grocery store with an array of locally curated products that will provide Chicagoans with in-store shopping and on-demand delivery. WhatsGood's team can deliver everything you'd expect at the farmers market in about an hour.
"WhatsGood's Farm Shop draws inspiration from the intimate relationship between..."
Instacart is Making Online Grocery More Affordable by Introducing the Deals Hub
Today, we’re announcing a number of new features that will help people get more out of their Instacart experience and make grocery shopping more affordable. From a Deals Tab and exclusive savings for Express members to a new reduced cost and free delivery option and a new “Dollar Store Hub” destination on the Instacart marketplace, we’re rolling out more ways for customers to save when shopping from their favorite retailers.
This new slate of features come at a time when grocery costs are continuing to rise...
Predictive Grocery Delivery Service Jupiter Expands to California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington
Jupiter, the predictive grocery delivery company, today launched across California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington after a successful pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area. The expansion increases Jupiter’s potential customer base by more than 7x, with the opportunity to reach more than 11 million households across the Western United States.
Jupiter is the next generation of grocery delivery, tackling the mounting numbers of hours spent finding recipes, meal planning, and grocery shopping. Jupiter’s goal is to streamline the process, relieve pressure on the people responsible for putting food...
UNFI to Expand Grocery and Delivery Service for Independent Retailers with DoorDash Relationship
United Natural Foods, Inc., today announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace.
UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash will give local grocers the opportunity to leverage the DoorDash platform to build an ecommerce and delivery offering that meets the needs of their customer base while enabling UNFI to expand its end-to-end and last-mile-delivery services to its suite of...
Stop & Shop and Instacart Team Up to Offer 30-Minute Convenience Delivery Service In the Northeast
Committed to providing customers with convenient ways to shop, Stop & Shop is taking convenience to a new level, partnering with Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, to launch Stop & Shop Express. Stop & Shop Express allows customers to shop for groceries, convenience items, and other household essentials delivered to them in as fast as 30 minutes. Stop & Shop is the first grocery retailer in the Northeast to make this service available with Instacart.
Perfect for when you forget the key ingredient in...
Kroger Delivery Expands with New Fulfillment Centers
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced it will offer more customers Kroger Delivery through the addition of new Kroger fulfillment centers powered by the Ocado Group, combining vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly, and fast fresh food delivery service.
"Kroger Delivery is a thriving part of our dynamic ecosystem and is transforming grocery e-commerce and meeting a range of customer needs through the introduction of first-of-its-kind technology in the U.S. developed by Ocado," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO...
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