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Instacart Calls On Former Walmart Exec to Pursue Fulfillment Options, Sources Say

Mark Ibbotson, the influential former Walmart EVP, is helping Instacart assess new technologies, sources tell WGB.


Heinen’s Enlists Engage3 to Power Pricing Strategy

The data science-driven solution will help the Midwest grocer expand its omnichannel competitive visibility.

The pharmacy chain joins a growing roster of retail brands providing 1-hour delivery availability, beginning this week in Illinois.

Instacart reportedly has been in touch with multiple warehouse tech companies to explore efficient warehouses to bolster store picking, but it comes in peace, a spokesperson says.

Supermarkets know their future is increasingly fresh-food focused, but increased potential for waste comes with it. They're looking to technology for sustainable solutions.

For grocery retailers, recruiting and maintaining top talent is more important than ever.

Updating digital infrastructure to accept SNAP represents an opportunity to attract new shoppers and build loyalty, but grocers must move quickly, the author says.

Stop and shop ... or not: Massachusetts-based Stop & Shop, an Ahold Delhaize brand, adds order pickup from temperature-controlled lockers at Boston store.

The inventor of a tech-enabled bulk-food dispenser aims to reinvent bulk departments at U.S. food stores, but he says that's only the beginning.

Sharma, who will oversee Instacart Marketplace and other functions beginning later this month, said the online grocery app has "only scratched the surface of what's possible."

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