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Walmart Takes a New Swing at 'In-Fridge' Delivery

"InHome" grocery delivery via camera-wearing Walmart associates to launch in three cities this fall.

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Conventional Indies' Sales Softness Impacts UNFI in Q3

A transitioning industry is challenging UNFI's new retail customers.

Fulfilling grocery orders accurately and efficiently is incredibly complex and requires a deep culture of service, FreshDirect veteran says

The retailer said the offer would reach shoppers of 1,600 stores this year as the delivery race intensifies.

Although sales growth remains on plan, a cut-fruit recall, foodservice losses and struggling retail stores dim outlook for distributor.

The change, which will result in the closure of eight company-owned frozen distribution centers and about 4,000 layoffs, continues cost-cutting trend among big brands while meeting new demands of retailers, say company executives.

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

The online retailer said it would invest $800M in cutting delivery times by a day; Whole Foods sales up slightly in Q1, but online orders boost volume.

Ocado Zoom will have a smaller assortment but faster delivery, and it could become a potential option for partners such as Kroger.

Member-owned wholesaler serves 270 independent retailers; CEO to stay with company