Timothy Inklebarger


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Timothy Inklebarger is the technology editor for Winsight Grocery Business. 

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Invafresh names Will Hansmann chief technology officer

Hansmann previously served in the same role at global supply chain company project44


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.

The artificial intelligence-powered, direct-to-consumer grocer says it could go public and plans to increase its SKUs sixfold to 4,000 over the next few years.

Grocers and retail veterans alike can easily find themselves pivoting to right the ship when e-commerce takes a hit, experts said last week at a panel discussion at the annual Groceryshop conference in Las Vegas.

The lawsuit claims the company engages in “exclusionary conduct” that stifles existing competition and prevents new competitors from entering the market.

Grocery Tech Basket: In just over a year, the Cardenas Markets parent has grown to 113 stores, increasing its annual revenue from $700 million to roughly $3 billion.

Amazon has already deployed artificial intelligence at many of its brick-and-mortar stores through palm-recognition technology, smart shopping carts and so-called just-walk-out tech.

The Winsight Grocery Business team logged plenty of steps on the show floor and lots of hours at the industry event’s many educational sessions. Here are some key takeaways.

Homesome will roll out the new payment capability at LaBonne’s Markets and expand to the rest of its merchants over the next year.

Tech companies and retailers timed their new product announcements to one of the grocery industry's biggest annual events, coming to the show floor with much to share.

Aldi and DoorDash began their partnership in February, when the discount grocer began offering on-demand delivery to most of its locations across 38 states.

The company also announced it is halting spending on R&D projects that do not contribute to the ramp-up of its flagship Danville Farm location.

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