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Digital grocery sales pick up steam in October

Eighty-three percent of 38,113 shoppers surveyed in a new Grocery Doppio report plan to use grocers’ online stores and apps this year, while 78% said they’ll buy both in-store and online.


Instacart, DoorDash, Uber target billions in unspent health care savings funds

Grocery Tech Basket: It’s a smart move by the grocery delivery services, considering the billions in spending that take place through these accounts every year.

The deal, expected to close by the end of the month, was a “difficult decision” but one that will enable Ahold Delhaize USA to focus on its omnichannel business, CEO JJ Fleeman said.

Orders were up 4% year over year to 66.2 million, helping to drive the newly public grocery delivery company's gross transaction volume (GTV) of $7.49 billion, an increase of 6% from Q3 2022. 

Uber has launched an AI-powered assistant to help customers find grocery sales, develop meal plans and quickly order ingredients on a budget and will start accepting SNAP next year.

The FoodStorm tech will now power Sprouts’ Turkey Tracker system, streamlining holiday inventory and prepared foods orders.

The delivery company released its plans for Instacart Health Wallet, which aims to make it easier for customers to cover the cost of HSA-, FSA- and SNAP-eligible items on its platform.

The store’s opening follows the debut of Nourish + Bloom Market, an autonomous store that launched in Fayetteville, Georgia, in 2022.

Shoppers at the IGA retailer will also be able to use their Geissler’s loyalty accounts with the smart-cart technology, which will enable them access personalized promotions and in-store deals while they make their way through the store.

The dunnhumby survey of 10,012 U.S. shoppers found that only 8% of those over the age of 55 trust the burgeoning technology.

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