E-commerce

Retailers

Grocers Ditch Deals at Their Peril, Study Finds

Consumers are still seeking out deals even as grocery retailers have scaled back promotional and everyday low pricing, TABS Analytics' annual consumer value study for food and beverage finds.

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Online Grocery Spending Dips Slightly as Consumers Adjust

Online shopping is retaining most of the share COVID gains it made last year as changes in consumer preferences and the Delta COVID variant, are shifting preferences, the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

After a successful pilot of the concept in Minneapolis, the retailer will add centers, which batch and route online orders after they are picked and packed in stores, in Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Albertsons is ready to take on Amazon, Walmart and Ahold Delhaize U.S. with the launch of a new subscription delivery service, augmented shopper loyalty program and app.

Amazon is getting aggressive in Florida, announcing two new fulfillment centers and five delivery stations expected to launch next year, all as the union calls for a second vote at its Bessemer, Ala., facility.

The hybrid corner store/cafe and delivery market is expanding its outreach with a new delivery service, Foxtrot Anywhere, that will ship curated gift boxes featuring its top-selling treats and products nationwide.

Focusing on a true omnichannel strategy—the combination of “bricks and clicks”—is essential to retailers’ loyalty-building strategies, says Charisse Jacques of Symphony RetailAI.

Customer survey by e-commerce provider Rosie further finds that 80% of shoppers plan to continue placing grocery orders online at the same rate or more in the coming 12 months.

The president of the Williamsville, N.Y.-based supermarket chain on its nearly $80 million investment into its stores in the past three years and how "e-commerce is critically important to the future of Tops."

Fortifying its West Coast presence, San Francisco-based online grocery marketplace GrubMarket makes its eighth acquisition of the year as it eyes nationwide expansion.

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