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Strack & Van Til enlists Invafresh platform to help manage fresh food sections

The tech company also is helping to optimize the grocer’s recipe management and scale management.


Whole Foods readies new store in Washington, D.C.

The store will feature more than 800 local products from vendors in the greater D.C. area.

The Seattle-based retail giant said Subscribe & Save customers have saved $1 billion this year. Plus, shoppers can now pay for alcohol with their Amazon's palm reader without having to show their ID.

The grocer's relationship with Instacart began in 2017 with three Tops stores in upstate New York and another in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The deal follows a three-year pilot aimed at “improving in-store consumer experiences with dynamic, interactive media and digital merchandising,” the tech company said.

The grocer, which operates about 200 stores under the banners Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx in California and Western Nevada, said the partnership includes the launch of new “fully integrated” websites for the three chains.

Amazon made no connection between the slow pace of its drone program and the ramping up of its ground delivery efforts, but the company noted that the creation of eight geographic delivery regions is aimed at getting deliveries out faster.

The company grows greens and other produce at its indoor grow facilities year round without pesticides and utilizing approximately 95% less water, relative to typical farming methods.

More than two-thirds of respondents believe the rising cost of food is making healthy eating more difficult, the food waste-reduction firm found.

The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed by the city in 2019 that claimed delivery drivers for the company were underpaid between 2015 and 2020 and should be classified as independent contractors or employees under California law.

It can be more challenging to guarantee a positive experience with delivery orders because third-party providers typically handle the distribution function, April's online grocery shopping survey found.

The survey of 1,000 online food shoppers showed that on a scale of one to five, grocery stores earned a score of 4.4.

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