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Taking the 'Cognitive Load' Out of Online Grocery Shopping

ELM Foods is looking to an AI-enhanced, recipe-driven approach—and a plant-based focus—to stand out in an increasingly crowded grocery delivery marketplace.

Retailers

Walgreens Boards the 2-Hour-or-Less Delivery Train

The contactless service is available for more than 24,000 retail products.

The in-app collaboration will launch in more than 95 cities in June, with national expansion to follow later in the summer.

Company's expansion into Texas is part of the company's plan to be in more than a dozen markets by the end of 2021.

The retailer says the partnership with Drone Express, to begin testing this week near Cincinnati, will offer a strategic option to meet customers needing small deliveries—at home and on the road.

“As vaccines become more widely available, it is natural that today’s shoppers choose to head back into the store as a part of their grocery shopping routine,” said Spencer Baird of Inmar Intelligence's MarTech division.

Instacart's new campaign, Beyond the Cart, celebrates 59 members of its own shopper community, with a tribute microsite and one year of free groceries.

Key by Amazon is now available in more than 5,000 cities across the country.

The study finds that 60% of shoppers prefer to have their products delivered as quickly as possible vs. eco-friendly consolidated shipments.

In the past week, Save Mart, Walmart and Kroger have piloted or launched automated technologies that aim to speed or simplify everyday operations.

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