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FreshDirect, Fabric Team on Microfulfillment Deal

Deployment of proprietary robotic technologies marks first U.S. partnership for Fabric and will expand delivery capabilities in the Washington, D.C., area for the online grocer.


Farmstead Moving to Larger Facility to Accommodate Growing Delivery Demands

The new space in Burlingame, Calif., is expected to increase the online grocer’s delivery capacity by 10x; Farmstead says the pandemic accelerated the adoption of grocery delivery by 3 to 4 years.

COVID disruption and an uncharted route back to normal could result in a wash on the bottom line, unless grocers prepare to evolve, the author says.

By implementing touchless and contactless ordering for prepared foods, such as deli sandwiches, take-and-bake or pre-baked pizzas, build-your-own bowl meals and more, retailers can position themselves as convenience leaders as well as safe alternatives to local restaurants.

The leading U.S. e-grocery platform alleges its rival stole its product images to speed expansion.

The Lempert Report: The program developed by Brookfield Properties and Optimus Ride is helping families in southeast D.C. who are struggling with food insecurity amid the pandemic.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery store profits have increased nationwide.

The benefits of convenience and rapid deployment of make it an attractive route for some grocers, but consider the options, the author says.

A new report from Takeoff Technologies reveals what online grocery shoppers value most and how retailers can best compete profitably in the channel.

The retailer has partnered with Aira to offer its app for shoppers who are blind or with low vision at no charge.

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