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Kroger, ClusterTruck Partner on Dark-Restaurant Delivery

In a new play to meet consumer demand for convenient, prepared meals—and further blur the lines between channels of trade—the grocery retailer is partnering with a leading virtual restaurant chain in four cities.

Retailers

Albertsons Taps Amazon, Microsoft Veteran Chris Rupp as New Digital Chief

The retailer said the incoming executive, who was instrumental in the development of Amazon Prime, will influence loyalty, digital integration and e-commerce programs.

A new Dunnhumby report finds that while 81% of U.S. food retailers view data monetization as a top 2020 priority, most don’t have the tools to pull it off.

“We need to do more and move faster” to link grocery to general merchandise in online mix, Doug McMillon declares in Q3 financial review.

Job listings say the e-commerce giant is seeking contributors to "a vibrant store" opening near Los Angeles in 2020.

The deal with TrueCar—one of several on the way—links the automotive marketplace to Kroger’s shopper base in an extension of its “seamless” strategy.

Increased penetration of private labels, omnichannel offerings and a changing retail landscape add more complexities to the P/E balancing act.

California-based grocery retailer enlists Mercatus to power its redesigned SmartandFinal.com and Business.SmartandFinal.com sites with a fully integrated, customizable and retailer-controlled shopping experience.

With an innovative spin on convenience, the format demonstrates new possibilities for small urban stores.

The online retail giant says sustainability gains have come along with additional sales; physical store sales dip.

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