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Technology Aids a Company’s Aim for Transparency

The Lempert Report: A blockchain technology company is using facial recognition on free-range chickens.


Ocado, Sobeys to Develop Online Grocery Platform

U.K.-based online grocery specialist Ocado bringing grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Sobeys; eyeing other partnerships

From robots, to crowdsourcing to the cloud, retailers are moving quickly to adapt technology

New features also include money orders and bill payments

Instacart is acquiring Unata, a leading provider of digital shopping technologies for grocers, in a deal the companies said would allow Instacart to forge deeper relationships with retailers for whom it provides on-demand ordering and delivery.

Kroger, Costco, Target and Aldi are said to be among several brick-and-mortar retailers expressing interest in acquiring online bulk retailer Boxed.

The Lempert Report: New technologies surrounding food are set to catapult consumers into convenience.

Instead, they should be focusing on three key areas.

The Lempert Report: Snapchat has rolled out new filters that can recognize what's in your pictures, which will provide contextually aware graphics.

Retailers need a full focus on their digital customer. Poor personalization cost U.S. business $756 billion last year as 41% of consumers switched companies.