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Shoppers Seek Speed Alongside Growing Online Adoption: NielsenIQ

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


3 Retailers on Autopilot

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

From the quick-twitch viewpoint of the contract-based delivery driver, not all gigs—nor retailers—are created equal.

Walmart has its sights on "fast, low-cost and scalable" last-mile delivery as it invests in Cruise, whose self-driving cars run on a GM-made electric platform.

Officials in a press event said the long-awaited opening of robotic fulfillment centers will usher in a new era of quality and reliability in grocery e-commerce—and deliver the retailer to new places, too.

Now testing in Estonia, the 701 is an adaptable electric delivery vehicle piloted by an off-site operator.

Beyond operating "dark stores" for online order fulfillment, Farmstead licenses its proprietary software to traditional grocers, who will now be able to access DoorDash's platform and delivery network.

The contactless home delivery solutions provider, whose technology is being used in Walmart’s pilot of smart boxes, names Henk Niemansverdriet chief of global partnerships.

Fridge No More just closed a $15.4 million Series A funding round that the Brooklyn-based "cloud grocer" says will fund expansion on the East Coast. What's the appetite for 15-minute grocery delivery?

The company is launching a new line of reusable, freezable totes that it says gives e-commerce grocery companies the edge they need to meet their customers’ sustainability demands in a cost-effective way.

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