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The Most Searched Diet Plan in the U.S. is Available on the Blue Apron Menu

Blue Apron, a Wonder Group Company that pioneered the meal kit industry in the U.S., is growing its Prepared & Ready category with the introduction of Keto-Friendly meals, available to order now for delivery starting on March 4. The Prepared & Ready expansion is part of Blue Apron’s plans to grow the category to hundreds of recipes, focusing on increased variety and dietary flexibility.

“The initial demand for Prepared & Ready has exceeded our expectations by over 100%. Prepared meals is one of the fastest...

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Feb 7 3:37 PM, Urner Barry



Unlock Free Fried Chicken with New KFC Rewards Program -Order on KFC.com and the KFC APP 

Do you dream of free fried chicken? Do you like a finger lickin' good deal? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the new KFC Rewards program is here for you!

KFC Rewards, a new loyalty program from Kentucky Fried Chicken®, is where finger lickin' good deals meet finger lickin' good food. Now KFC customers can unlock free KFC by earning points on orders through their Rewards Account via KFC.com or the KFC app.*

To start earning rewards on digital orders...

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Feb 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Amazon Could Face Government Order Making It Liable for Third-Party Products

Order from Consumer Product Safety Commission could classify company as a distributor, giving it the same safety responsibilities as traditional retailers

Amazon.com is facing a government order that could make it responsible for the safety of goods that it sells for outside vendors on its website and ships for them through its logistics network.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is preparing an order that could classify Amazon's online retail business as a distributor of goods, according to people familiar with the matter. That designation could give Amazon...

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Feb 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Instacart Expands Online SNAP Acceptance to Reach 96% of SNAP Households Nationwide 

Instacart , the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a series of retail expansions that will allow customers to use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for groceries for same-day delivery from Food City, Gordon Food Service, Hy-Vee, Schnucks, and additional Kroger banners including Baker's, City Market, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Gerbes, Harris Teeter, King Soopers, Marianos, Metro Market, Pick n' Save, Smith's and QFC. The new retail expansions help make groceries more accessible to more SNAP families, allowing...

 

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Feb 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Melting Pot and Omaha Steaks Make Being Cheesy Easy with New Fondue at Home Experience

Savoring fondue at home is just a click away with the launch of the all-new Melting Pot at Home, an assortment of fresh fondue bundles available with choice of Omaha Steaks dippers, delivered for free to any doorstep. The Melting Pot at Home bundles include choice of Melting Pot Classic Fondue and Melting Pot Aged Cheddar & Gouda Fondue – two signature cheese fondues to celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day.

"Melting Pot is all about creating shareable moments, but we understand that guests cannot always...

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Jan 22 10:03 AM, Urner Barry


Little Caesars Partners with Deliverect for Global Delivery Integration

Deliverect, a global scale-up that integrates and accelerates online restaurant orders, announced today Little Caesars® has selected the company to help integrate and scale its global third-party delivery operations. The international, family-owned pizza chain, with stores in 28 countries and territories, will bolster its delivery services across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and enhance operations across additional international markets.

As the world's third-largest pizza company, Little Caesars is known for the convenience it offers its guests, from HOT-N-READY® carry out, to its Pizza...

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Jan 17 9:06 AM, Urner Barry


JD.com Wins Antimonopoly Suit Against Alibaba 

Alibaba Group was found to have abused market dominance and engaged in monopolistic practices, JD said, citing a court filing

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com said it won a lawsuit against rival Alibaba Group Holding, which was fined 1 billion yuan ($140.7 million) over monopolistic practices.

Zhejiang Tmall Network, Zhejiang Tmall Technology and Alibaba Group were found to have abused market dominance and engaged in monopolistic practices, causing severe damages to JD.com, it said in a statement Friday, citing a Beijing court ruling.

The practice known as "choosing one between the two" forces...

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Dec 29 8:39 AM, Foodmarket


HelloFresh Teams Up With Multi-Hyphenate Entertainer Keke Palmer 

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, announced today a new partnership with award winning actress, musical artist and producer Keke Palmer. The new campaign spotlights the delicious possibilities created when cooking with HelloFresh, especially as consumers embrace healthier habits in the New Year.

“As a busy working mom, I know first-hand how tough it can be to find the time to maintain healthy eating habits. But HelloFresh has made it easy to plan and cook delicious, guilt-free meals you can make in a snap,” said Keke Palmer...

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Dec 26 9:49 AM, Urner Barry


O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Deals Through the New Year

The holiday cheer will be in full-swing at O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar with deals and specials all season long.

From Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, 2024, guests will be treated to an O’mazing $20 Family-Style Meal Bundle. With the order of any Family-Style meal online, guests can add a whole pie, a gallon beverage, and an appetizer (spinach dip or pimento cheese dip) for just $20. And from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1, O’Charley’s will take 23% off all online orders...

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Dec 13 2:43 PM, Urner Barry


Blue Apron Expands its Ready-to-Eat Category with the Launch of Prepared & Ready Meals

Blue Apron, the pioneer of the meal kit industry in the U.S., expands its ready-to-eat category with the launch of Prepared & Ready meals, available to order now for weekly shipment starting January 8, 2024. Customers can enjoy increased flexibility, from meal kits to single-serving prepared meals, for ultimate convenience and variety. The Prepared & Ready menu will continue to expand in 2024.

Prepared & Ready chef-crafted meals are delivered fresh and ready to reheat in a microwave within minutes. Each meal is...

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Dec 12 10:16 AM, Urner Barry


Food Lion To Go Expands Services at 35 Additional Stores

With more shoppers opting to save time by ordering groceries online, Food Lion is excited to announce the expansion of its Food Lion To Go grocery pick up service to 35 more stores in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia beginning Dec. 11. With the availability of this service at these new stores, the omnichannel retailer now offers Food Lion to Go Pickup or Home Delivery at approximately 90% of its 10-state operating area.

The launch of this service...

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Dec 12 9:11 AM, Urner Barry


It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at The Fresh Market!

The Fresh Market is making prepping for the holidays easier than ever this year, with the specialty food retailer’s prepared holiday meals available now for pre-order, a special holiday print edition of The Fresh Market Magazine, and a holiday-themed shoppable livestream featuring brand ambassador, Chef Anna Rossi. 

Whether it's a festive feast with family and friends or a small gathering, The Fresh Market offers everything guests need to create memorable and delicious meals. To make holiday shopping even more convenient, The Fresh Market also...

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Nov 29 11:17 AM, Urner Barry


HelloFresh Brings Back Fan-Favorite Buddy the Elf™ Spaghetti Meal Kits with a Twist 

HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products announced today the return of the highly coveted Buddy the Elf™ Spaghetti meal kits. After selling out in mere minutes in 2022, HelloFresh is re-releasing the limited-edition spaghetti kits for the holiday season in the US and Canada with the addition of special keepsakes to delight fans and help commemorate Elf’s 20th Anniversary. Spreading even more holiday cheer throughout December, HelloFresh is also debuting Elf-themed meals and...

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Nov 28 10:40 AM, Urner Barry


Mama’s Creations Launches Direct-to-Consumer E-Commerce Platform

Mama’s Creations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAMA), a leading national marketer and manufacturer of fresh Deli prepared foods, today announced the launch of its nationwide direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform https://shop.mamamancinis.com/, offering popular MamaMancini’s retail products for delivery throughout the continental United States.

During the first phase of the platform launch, customers can shop online from a curated selection of MamaMancini’s bestselling products including Beef Meatball On-the-Go Cups, Beef Meatballs Family Meals, Turkey Meatballs Family Meals, Stuffed Meatballs Family Meals and... 

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Nov 28 9:37 AM, Urner Barry


Holy Cannoli! Carrabba's Italian Grill Has a New App

Authentic Italian cuisine is just a click away with the all-new Carrabba's mobile app, the latest way to taste the flavors and fun of Carrabba's Italian Grill. The app serves a satisfying selection of exclusive benefits including free dessert for downloading with any adult entrée through Sunday, Dec. 3.

"The Carrabba's app was designed to make it easier than ever for guests to dine with us," said Bronze R. Major, Head of Marketing for Carrabba's Italian Grill. "We've added a number of features to enhance...

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Nov 22 11:13 AM, Urner Barry


Uber Eats Adds Big Lots As First National Home Discount Retailer

Today Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) announced a new nationwide partnership with Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), bringing the home discount retailer's massive selection to the Uber Eats app, furthering its mission to help consumers get almost anything they need, delivered on-demand. Just in time for the busiest shopping season of the year more than 1,200 Big Lots retail locations across the US are now available for consumers to shop with Uber Eats.

With Big Lots on Uber Eats, consumers will discover thousands of items including wide variety of home goods...

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Nov 22 11:07 AM, Urner Barry


Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx Stores are Now Live on DoorDash

DoorDash (NASDAQ: DASH), the local commerce platform, announced a partnership with The Save Mart Companies to bring Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx locations to the DoorDash Marketplace. Starting today, consumers across California and Nevada can access Save Mart, Lucky, and FoodMaxx on DoorDash to get groceries delivered same day in under an hour, on average*, directly to their door.

“We are excited to extend the reach and accessibility of our fresh quality offerings, local favorites, and everyday essentials with DoorDash to strengthen our commitment of providing grocery solutions for...

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Nov 17 9:46 AM, Urner Barry


Gala Foods Deploys eGrowcery Platform to Grow Online Sales and Enhance Shopper Engagement

Gala Foods, a full supermarket banner with on-site butchers, bakery, full deli, pharmacy, flower shop and hot food, has one of its ownership groups upgrading its online shopping experience and has chosen eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform for grocers, as its digital partner for the future. Gala Foods is offering online shopping for customer pick up or delivery beginning at the Bridgeport, CT location.

“Our customers want to us be a modern retailer and that means offering them every option for...

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Nov 15 2:09 PM, Urner Barry


Customers Can Now Get Amazon's Fast, Affordable Grocery Delivery Without a Prime Membership

Today, Amazon announced it is making grocery delivery and free pickup available to all customers in all U.S. cities and towns where Amazon Fresh is available for Prime members. This service expansion, previously available only to Prime members, makes it easier for all customers to get their grocery needs met both in-store and online.

“We’re always looking for ways to make grocery shopping easy, fast, and affordable for all of our customers. Now, all customers can order... 

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Nov 9 8:50 AM, Urner Barry


Sprouts Farmers Market Partners with Instacart's FoodStorm to Enhance Holiday Catering Services

Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States, and Instacart (NASDAQ: CART), the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced a new partnership to launch FoodStorm, Instacart's order management system (OMS), across all of Sprouts' 400+ locations. The new partnership will help streamline Sprouts' existing catering operations and modernize its holiday inventory management, ensuring a seamless holiday season experience for its customers and store team members...

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Nov 7 9:40 AM, Urner Barry


Kroger Expands Fresh Food Access with EBT Acceptance for SNAP Online Grocery Orders Nationwide

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it now accepts EBT payment for digital Pickup and Delivery orders across Kroger Family of Stores, expanding customer access to fresh, healthy foods under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

"We believe everyone should have access to fresh, affordable and nutritious food," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's Chairman and CEO. "I am so proud of our passionate teams who worked closely with the USDA to remove barriers to healthy foods so that more of America can...

 

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Oct 26 7:53 AM, Urner Barry


The $1 Billion Bet to Get Us Our Steak and Ice Cream

Related, the well-known investor in office towers and apartment buildings, is wagering $1 billion on a niche real-estate sector often associated with frozen pizzas, steaks and yogurt.

An affiliate of the New York-based firm is launching a business called RealCold, a network of cold storage distribution facilities that aims to benefit from the rise in online grocery shopping and America's evolving eating habits.

RealCold plans to break ground later this year on its first two cold storage locations, in Lockhart, Texas and Lakeland...

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Oct 18 8:39 AM, Urner Barry


The Fresh Market is Now on DoorDash

Guests of The Fresh Market can now experience the benefit of delivery to their doorstep through the convenience of DoorDash, the local commerce platform. Now available on the DoorDash Marketplace, with delivery from its 161 stores, the specialty fresh food retailer is providing guests the flexibility and option to shop for favorite weekly meals, special occasions, and dinner-on-the-go, capitalizing on The Fresh Market’s omnichannel approach to enhance the customer experience. The timely launch aligns well with the upcoming holiday season, historically The Fresh Market’s busiest time of the year...

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Oct 13 9:39 AM, Urner Barry


Amazon Used Secret ‘Project Nessie’ Algorithm to Raise Prices

The strategy, as described in redacted parts of FTC lawsuit, is part of agency's case that Amazon has outsize influence on consumer prices

Amazon.com used an algorithm code-named "Project Nessie" to test how much it could raise prices in a way that competitors would follow, according to redacted portions of the Federal Trade Commission's monopoly lawsuit against the company.

The algorithm helped Amazon improve its profit on items across shopping categories, and because of the power the company has in e-commerce, led competitors to raise their prices and charge...

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Oct 5 8:00 AM, Foodmarket


Doc's Food Stores Upgrades its Digital Shopping Platform, Partnering with eGrowcery

Doc’s Food Stores, Inc., a 12-store chain operating several banners in Oklahoma, is upgrading its online shopping experience and has chosen eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform for grocers, as its partner for the future. The supermarket retailer offers a comprehensive selection of products from all grocery categories, as well as prepared foods, with a shopper-friendly interface for orders that are selected and available for customer pick up or delivery.

“Our entire focus at Doc's Food Stores is giving the customer what they ....

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Oct 4 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Wakefern Launches Live Tracking for Home Delivery of Online Orders

Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, announced the launch of live tracking with Delivery Solutions for the delivery of online grocery orders. The cutting-edge tracking technology is available through many ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations, with live tracking of home deliveries offered at more than 200 stores.

The live tracking feature is a dedicated platform offered by Delivery Solutions that provides live order tracking and updates for online shoppers using home delivery. With real-time visibility features for users, live tracking offers...

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Sep 22 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


White Castle Launches New Delivery Service In White Castle App, Powered by Partnership with Uber 

White Castle, the innovative company that helped make the hamburger an American household staple, is now providing delivery as an option within its White Castle app. The in-app delivery option gives Cravers the convenience of having their favorite menu items, such as a 10-sack of Original Sliders, delivered to them at the same everyday low pricing they find at their local Castle.

With this update rolled out in all of its restaurant markets, White Castle no longer relies solely on a...

 

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Sep 21 9:45 AM, Urner Barry


Panera Bread Introduces Crunch Time Ordering: New One-Swipe Ordering Solution 

Today, Panera Bread announced the introduction of Crunch Time Ordering: the ultimate one-swipe ordering option on the Panera app. Panera knows that many of its guests are always on the go and for those stressful, busy moments where mealtimes creep up on them, Crunch Time Ordering is there to solve their dinnertime dilemma. This new feature is among the first in the industry that allows guests to have their favorite meals pre-programmed to be ordered at a set date and time with just a single swipe...

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Sep 20 8:17 AM, Urner Barry


Gopuff Launches Student FAM Membership, Offers the Subscription at 50% Off for College Students

Gopuff, the leading Instant Commerce platform, today announced the launch of its Student FAM membership. The new membership program gives college and university students full access to Gopuff FAM membership benefits at a 50% discount. Priced at just $3.99/month or $39.99/year, Student FAM members enjoy exclusive perks and access to an average of 30% lower prices on everyday essentials, all delivered within minutes.

“In 2013, we founded Gopuff in Philadelphia on our college campus with the premise of improving college students' lives,”...

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Sep 18 11:41 AM, Urner Barry


The Fresh Market and Uber Eats Partner for On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced its new partnership with Greensboro, North Carolina-based The Fresh Market, Inc to offer on-demand and scheduled delivery to customers across The Fresh Market's operating areas.

Starting today, all 161 of The Fresh Market locations will be available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. With this new partnership customers will be able to use Uber's apps to order their Fresh Market must-haves—and discover new favorites from its highly curated and European-inspired selection—for delivery on-demand...

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Sep 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Unveils New Digital Innovations to Meal Plans Tool

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today unveiled the latest digital enhancements to its shoppable Meal Plans and Recipes tool available within the retailer’s grocery apps and websites, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, ACME and Tom Thumb banners. Designed to provide customers with culinary inspiration throughout the week while saving time and money, the meal plan feature includes a budget tracker, an expanded library of more than 8,000 exclusive recipes, shoppable ingredient lists and hands-free cooking mode with step-by-step timer.

“This all-in-one tool empowers...

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Sep 15 8:52 AM, Urner Barry


Albertsons Companies Launches 30-Minute Grocery Pickup and Delivery with New Flash™ Service

Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today announced the launch of its Flash grocery service, allowing customers to receive their DriveUp & Go™ and delivery orders in as little as 30 minutes. Available now at more than 2,000 locations, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME and Tom Thumb banner stores, this service further expands the retailer’s digital leadership and commitment to providing customers fast, convenient grocery essentials without compromising on quality.

“Shoppers today want fast pickup and delivery, and Albertsons is meeting this expectation with...

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Sep 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Grubhub Expands Services to Restaurants With On-Demand Delivery

Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, announced today that it is offering a new product feature, On-Demand Delivery. This service gives self-delivery restaurants on the Grubhub Marketplace the option to request a Grubhub delivery driver to facilitate the last-mile logistics on a per-order basis whenever needed.

This feature is currently in pilot in markets across the country, including Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, D.C., Seattle, Chicago and Denver. Previously, restaurants couldn't toggle between self-delivery...

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Sep 8 8:05 PM, Urner Barry


United States Online Food Delivery Market Analysis, Size, & Forecast Report 2023

Market Set to Grow by Almost $50 Billion - Growing Integration of AI and Machine Learning Gaining Momentum

The "United States Online Food Delivery Market, Size, Forecast 2023-2030, Industry Trends, Growth, Impact of Inflation, Opportunity Company Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The United States Online Food Delivery market is anticipated to reach US$ 84.84 Billion in 2030 US$35.36 Billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.6%

With a wide range of food options from multiple restaurants available at their fingertips, online...

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Sep 1 8:05 AM, Urner Barry


IHOP Enhances Online Ordering Experience with Google Cloud AI

Google Cloud and IHOP announced that the restaurant chain is partnering with Google Cloud to enhance its online ordering experience nationwide with AI technology. Logged-in guests ordering from IHOP online will soon see more helpful and personalized options, including suggestions for their favorite IHOP items that they frequently order. The brand is the first in the restaurant industry to use Google Cloud's Recommendations AI technology for online ordering specifically.

Powering IHOP's new food ordering recommendation engine is Google Cloud's Recommendations AI solution, which draws on Google's years of experience in...

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Aug 28 2:31 PM, Urner Barry


Instacart Unveils Enhanced Capabilities for Retailers to Customize E-commerce Storefronts

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced new capabilities for its enterprise e-commerce solutions that make it easier for retailers to customize their storefronts and launch shoppable campaigns for holidays or special occasions. Retailers can now modify their homepages, create custom landing pages, and build shoppable campaigns from a user-friendly dashboard in Instacart Storefront and Storefront Pro. Stew Leonard's is already using these capabilities to offer engaging e-commerce experiences for customers, and Gelson's Markets will be introducing them on their online storefronts...

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Aug 4 9:18 AM, Urner Barry


Aldi Launches 30-Minute Delivery with New Instacart-Powered Virtual Convenience Store

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, and ALDI, one of America's fastest-growing retailers, today announced ALDI Express, a new Instacart-powered virtual convenience store, that gets ALDI-exclusive products to customers' doors quicker than ever. From convenience items such as prepared foods, snacks and drinks to grocery staples and household essentials, ALDI Express gives customers access to nearly 2,000 of the most-shopped ALDI items, delivered in as fast as 30 minutes. ALDI Express convenience delivery is now available to customers from more than...

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Jun 2 9:27 AM, General News


Uber Eats Works with Amazon to Bring Alexa Order Tracking to U.S. Consumers

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. announced that consumers can now use their Amazon Echo devices to track the status of Uber Eats orders in the United States. This new integration unlocks real-time, hands-free order tracking for Echo users across the country.

The Uber Eats integration with Alexa gives consumers timely updates on critical points in the delivery process—starting when an order is being prepared through to when the driver is arriving, and when the order is delivered. Consumers can set how to receive updates. Alexa... 

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May 8 10:47 AM, Urner Barry


Alexa, Where’s My Uber Eats Order? Uber Teams with Amazon for Order Tracking

Uber announced that consumers can now use their Amazon Echo devices to track the status of their Uber Eats orders across the U.S.

Uber said the new partnership provides consumers with key updates on critical points in their delivery process. The updates begin when the order is being prepared and run through when the delivery driver is near and when they leave the food on the doorstep.

“Consumers can set how to receive updates. Alexa can announce...

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May 8 10:25 AM, SeafoodNews


New Consumer Survey Signals Mobile Ordering and Payment in Bars and Restaurants is Here to Stay

As the hospitality industry returns to pre-pandemic norms, Union—a data-driven hospitality engagement platform—has released a new third-party survey detailing how consumers are adapting to new technology within bars and restaurants, such as QR codes and mobile payment apps. Some of the key findings from the survey include:

Consumers have come around to QR codes, but wish they could order and pay through their mobile devices. When asked how they feel about...

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Apr 20 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


Online Grocery Growth Expected to Continue but Consumers Now Weighing Cost vs. Convenience

Market intelligence provider Packaged Facts believes that the online grocery market will continue to see gains despite the struggles of some start-ups in the space.

During the pandemic, online grocery shopping witnessed a significant boom. New companies entered the landscape and all of the largest food retailers invested heavily in the space.

Convenience was a big factor in the growth of the sector and consumers were willing to shell out the extra cash to have their groceries delivered or ready for them as soon as...

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Apr 11 7:06 AM, General News


Biggie Deal Alert: Wendy's and Doordash Team Up for 'Biggie' Power Hour Plays

WHAT:

Wendy's® and DoorDash are ending March the only way we know how – with a BIGGIE deal. That's right, it's time for the biggie-st deal in basketball ahead of the last weekend of biggie games, biggie buckets and biggie wins. It's time for DoorDash and Wendy's Biggie Power Hours.

'Biggie' Power Hours: To properly tip-off the biggie-st weekend in basketball, Wendy's and DoorDash are calling 'Biggie' Power Hours from 6:00 – 7:00 PM EDT (3:00 – 4:00 PM...

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Mar 29 11:31 AM, General News


“Alexa, Order Panera” – Panera Bread Launches New Amazon Alexa Ordering Experience

Today, Panera Bread announced that MyPanera members can now order via Alexa on Echo Show devices. Ordering with Alexa provides convenience for MyPanera members and allows them to order their Panera favorites via voice or touch—without having to open the Panera app. With this new feature, MyPanera members can simply ask Alexa to order their favorite Panera items for pick-up or delivery, and the order will be completed.

To start ordering via Alexa, MyPanera members will need...

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Mar 29 9:29 AM, General News


Uber Eats Launches U.S. Certified Virtual Restaurant Program

Today Uber Eats (NYSE: UBER) announced a new Certified Virtual Restaurant Program. This initiative, launched in partnership with leading brand builders Virtual Dining Concepts, Nextbite and Acelerate, aims to make virtual restaurant operations more streamlined and effective for merchants, and to create a more consistent, reliable virtual restaurants experience for consumers who use Uber Eats.

The program is part of an ongoing effort at Uber to refocus its virtual restaurant operations—which has accelerated massively in the wake of the pandemic to over 40,000 virtual storefronts...

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Mar 29 7:20 AM, General News


Incisiv Research: 74% of Grocers Believe Digital Shopping Has Made Shoppers Less Loyal

Recent research by Incisiv, conducted in collaboration with The Food Industry Association (FMI) and in partnership with Loyal Guru, shows that maintaining shopper loyalty in the digital grocery industry is a growing challenge. The report, “Shopper Loyalty in the Digital Age,” highlights the importance of offering a seamless omnichannel experience for shoppers to foster loyalty, including providing a well-designed digital platform, integrating with digital channels, and offering personalized experiences that meet the needs and expectations of individual shoppers.

Key take-aways from the report include...

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Mar 28 7:28 AM, General News


Kroger Delivery Arrives in Denver Metro Area

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America's grocer, today announced its Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Aurora, CO is open. This facility expands access to fresh, affordable food and provides more than 200 new associates with opportunities to grow their careers. Customers across the region can order Kroger's fresh produce and trend-setting Our Brands products to be delivered directly to their doors by a friendly associate.

"Kroger Delivery, proudly serving King Soopers and City Market, will connect more Coloradans to a convenient shopping experience," said Rebekah Manis, Senior Director, Kroger Delivery Fulfillment Centers...

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Mar 22 7:52 AM, General News


Winn-Dixie Helps Customers Save Time and Money with Discounted Prices and Online Ordering

Winn-Dixie is helping customers stretch their grocery budget by lowering prices on more than 150 everyday items. Through the grocer’s “Down Down” program, customers can save more than 15% on average at their neighborhood store. Discounted products for the spring season include fresh produce and dairy items, pantry staples, frozen appetizers and meals, family favorite snacks, health and beauty products and essential household cleaning supplies. Items included in the “Down Down” program are updated each season, giving shoppers more saving opportunities on their favorite products...

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Mar 8 9:23 AM, General News


Blue Apron Introduces Its First-Ever Brunch Box to Elevate Weekend Meals

Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) introduces its first-ever Brunch Box designed to help customers elevate weekend meals this Spring. Available to order now, the limited-time, seasonal offering features sweet and savory recipes that are perfect for a Sunday brunch or to celebrate Mother’s Day.

The Brunch Box boasts an easy-to-prepare, chef-designed menu with a variety of elevated classics that satisfies cravings. Designed to serve up to six, the offering includes Blue Apron’s most-loved breakfast recipes with brand-new ingredients, like a silky-smooth...

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Mar 6 9:35 AM, General News







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