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Instacart Adds Shoppable Videos and Display Ads

The company said that its new ad offerings can help CPG brands shorten the time from product discovery to purchase.

Retailers

Walmart vs. Amazon: Who's Up, Who's Down in Online Grocery Sales

Walmart saw big gains in fresh produce sales online in 2021, while Amazon's online sales in produce and other fresh categories fell—suggesting challenges and opportunities for both retailers.

Echoing Walmart, Target said that higher transportation costs and excess inventory squeezed profits in the first quarter.

Data and tech company Numerator finds that Amazon Prime has a higher satisfaction rate and intent to renew among subscribers vs. Walmart+ and Shipt Everyday.

U.S. comp sales growth came in at a better-than-expected 3%, but the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer lowered its full-year EPS guidance as 2022's "unusual environment" continues to pressure margins.

Danone, Unilever and Purina are among the first partners leveraging sponsored product in the country.

The Minneapolis-based retailer is shuffling its leadership lineup with internal promotions and the creation of a new chief guest experience officer role.

A Mother's Day-themed deal on subscriptions to SpartanNash's $49 a year Fast Lane membership program promises $10 in free produce, floral department items and snacks each month.

Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix is the first grocer to collaborate with Instacart on its new fulfillment model, bringing added convenience to its customers in Miami's Brickell, Coral Gables and Wynwood neighborhoods.

AI provider Lucidworks says recommendations and notifications “can keep shoppers from clicking elsewhere.”

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