Shipt is planning layoffs, closures of open positions

The reduction in force is necessary to keep the Target-owned delivery platform “competitive and healthy,” a spokesperson said.


Instacart's big year in healthcare

Instacart Health, which was launched in fall of 2022, has expanded access to customers using SNAP benefits and is working on food-as-medicine initiatives with healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Mount Sinai Health Systems and others.  

Online grocer expanded product roster by as much as 40% via the acquisition and is folding Imperfect’s private-label items into its own Odds and Ends brand.

Amazon Prime customers in College Station, Texas, can now receive more than 500 pharmaceutical medications via drone delivery.

It’s the retail giant’s third of five planned “next-generation” facilities that combine machine learning with skilled workers to process digital orders more efficiently.

Impulse buys aren’t just for the checkout lanes at brick-and-mortar stores, according to the report, which showed that 60% of customers shopping online were “somewhat or very likely” to pick up a new product.

New service joins specialty grocer’s other on-demand partners Uber Eats and Instacart.

The retail giant said the “next-generation” facility will rely on a mixture of skilled workers and machine learning to double the number of digital orders it can fulfill in a day.

Automated MFCs would be located in key metro markets where the Midwestern chain is seeing a surge in online grocery orders.

Pickup’s household penetration increased to 59% of monthly active users—its highest household penetration ever—while delivery and ship-to-home both fell to 39% and 40%, respectively, according to September's Brick Meets Click report.

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