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Takeoff, Hussmann Form Alliance to Accelerate Grocery E-Commerce

The tech companies aim to provide a scalable microfulfillment solution for retailers.


How Digitized Equipment Is Changing the Refrigeration Game

Three trends driving smart cold-storage tech adoption.

The contactless home delivery solutions provider, whose technology is being used in Walmart’s pilot of smart boxes, names Henk Niemansverdriet chief of global partnerships.

Smaller facilities, including a newly-opened "mini-CFC," and Zoom will support a high-tech grocery e-commerce ecosystem en route to the U.S. with Kroger, Ocado officials said this week.

Fridge No More just closed a $15.4 million Series A funding round that the Brooklyn-based "cloud grocer" says will fund expansion on the East Coast. What's the appetite for 15-minute grocery delivery?

The Seattle software company says grocers using its solution are seeing rising profits and reduced waste.

"There are lot of ways you can use digital capabilities to improve the customer experience, and then profitability, and sustainability," Viking Cold Solutions CEO James Bell says.

A new software launching through the retailer's digital media arm delivers targeted digital ads based on scan and loyalty data to shoppers who might otherwise miss them, driving incremental trips, larger baskets and more effective weekly promos, the partners say.

Consumers will demand that the in-store and digital grocery experience are tied seamlessly together, says CEO Orlee Tal, who believes that the online and offline experiences will continue to blend together.

The platform allows the Springdale, Ark.-based grocer to digitally engage shoppers and maintain loyalty among new and existing customers.

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