Delivery

Technology

Instacart to Launch Its Own Credit Card

The Instacart Mastercard, issued by Chase and expected to launch this year, will offer boosted points on purchases made through the Instacart Marketplace and other yet-to-be-announced benefits.

Retailers

Abandoned Carts: Conventional Grocers' Online Sales Slid in 2021

Online sales for conventional grocers slid through most of 2021, while mass retailers saw gains, according to new research from Brick Meets Click.

The retailer continues to build on its anything, anytime, anywhere commitment.

First trialed last spring in the retailer's hometown of Bentonville, Ark., internet-connected boxes that can securely store temperature-sensitive grocery items on customers' front porch are now available for preorder.

Grocery delivery gained steam in urban markets in December, and more online grocery buyers flocked to mass-merchandise stores.

The retailer wants to put more groceries in consumers' refrigerators, literally. Walmart says in-home delivery will be available to 30 million households by the end of the year.

Buyk has launched service from six dark stores in Chicago, joining players such as Getir and Go Grocer in the city's growing instant-delivery market.

Service available from more than 400 Fresco y Mas, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

From bananas to cucumbers, shoppers are increasingly adding fruits and veggies to their digital baskets.

Grocers partner with DoorDash to offer wine, beer and spirits delivered to shoppers' doors in select markets.

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