Jon Springer

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Industry Partners

Uber Buys Out Cornershop, Eyes Long-Term Opportunity in Grocery

Uber executives see grocery delivery as large addressable market with eyes on global growth.

Industry Partners

Online Shopping Dips in May but Remains Well Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

Consumers shopped less frequently and spent less per order online than they did a year ago as pantry loading slows and multioutlet shopping returns, the latest Brick Meets Click/Mercatus survey indicates.

Despite anticipation that the food-at-home trend would slow as the nation moves further from the pandemic, the fiscal year got off to a better-than-expected start, indicating Kroger was executing its strategy.

The retailer said comps cycling last year’s COVID boom dipped less than expected behind execution of new strategy, cost controls and alternative revenue growth; margins slip on sales deleverage.

The displays, newly launched at 200 Meijer stores in the Midwest, use "lift-and-learn" technology that mimics online "clicks" in-stores, drawing new shopper engagement and sales.

Behind new support facilities and a new real estate team, the natural foods merchant is teeing up its forthcoming “V6” format and a resumption of rapid new store growth.

The CPG veteran joins the Boise, Idaho-based retailer effective July 12, succeeding Geoff White.

The growth-minded online bulk retailer is expected to receive $334 million in net proceeds and a public stock listing through a merger with a "blank check" public company.

Family-owned independent Fresh Encounter, which took over 51 corporate Save A Lot stores in Florida, unveiled a $7 million renovation this month.

A delivery-only virtual leap to new territory could be a test of Kroger's vaunted technology and loyalty programs.

Officials of the wholesaler were optimistic despite third-quarter revenues falling short of expectations; discuss changing workforce expectations.

The tech company that uses flying cameras to capture shelf data announced $11 million in new funding, including support from the venture arm of the global c-store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard.

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