Grocery Business


Instacart highlights new tech at Groceryshop

The last-mile delivery company was out in full force at the recent Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas, giving attendees a tour of the new tech its launching at grocery stores across the country.


Uber Eats to begin delivering for Save Mart's stores

Uber Eats launched grocery delivery in July 2020 and has since established partnerships with national and regional chains such as Albertsons, Meijer, Kroger, SpartanNash, Hy-Vee and more.

The predictive technology can highlight problems and find solutions to issues like out-of-stock products.

Comparable sales fell 5.4% during the second quarter, though food-and-beverage sales grew in the low single digits. Digital sales tumbled 10.5%.

The grocer, which operates 17 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, will use Birdzi’s shopper analytics platform across all its stores to analyze customer data.

The deal extends the company’s reach into the Southeast. Colonial Wholesale is one of the largest full-line wholesale distributors to the grocery and convenience store industries in that area.

Heritage Grocers Group, which also owns Tony’s Fresh Markets, expands its Hispanic grocery presence by buying the 28 locations of the Texas-based grocer.

Retailers plot further savings for the big summer holiday weekend, including discount grocer Aldi, which dropped its prices 30% lower than the national average.

The union argues that the contract offered by the St. Louis grocer fails to provide competitive wages and would jeopardize members’ healthcare plan.

Executives think artificial intelligence could eliminate 18% of store associate positions, 73% of store tasks and 53% of shopper queries.

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