BJ’s Partners With DoorDash on On-Demand Delivery

The retailer becomes the first wholesale club to be available on the food delivery platform.


Instacart CEO Fidji Simo on Cracking the Code to Grocery's Future

In an interview with WGB, Simo discusses Instacart's wide-ranging new Platform suite of services and the company's vision for bringing the best of online to the physical grocery store (and vice versa) to help define the future of grocery.

Through Instacart Platform, retailers can choose from a suite of fulfillment, advertising and insights capabilities designed to help them "innovate faster than ever on their own properties," CEO Fidji Simo says. Early adopters include Publix, Schnucks, and Key Food.

The company, whose co-founders got their start in ultrafast grocery delivery in Russia, has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Order frequency rose 3% for the month, but spending per order fell more than 2%, according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus’ Grocery Shopping Survey.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on unprecedented levels of consumers ordering food for delivery—both from restaurants and from grocery stores. In fact, food delivery has expanded to being a $150 billion...

Offering is an extension of the Landover, Md.-based grocer's omnichannel strategy to add value both in-store and online.

The company said its 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa., receives, selects and transports 200 million cases of nonperishable grocery products annually for more than 210 Stop & Shop and The Giant Co. stores and e-commerce centers.

In addition to authentic Hispanic dishes, shoppers can also have everyday grocery staples delivered directly to their door.

The retailer says market fulfillment centers, located within a Walmart store but with inventory separated, are the next phase of its store integration and evolution.

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