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The Case for 'Smart Incentives'

SKUx co-founder Bobby Tinsley, a former musician, sings the praises of blockchain transforming the promotion into a trackable, secure form of payment.


ShopHero CEO: Dot Acquisition Solidifies Commitment to Indie E-Commerce

Matt Garner, CEO of ShopHero, says the sale of the e-commerce provider to logistics firm Dot Foods solidifies its commitment to its retail partners and sets the stage for future innovation.

The founder of the marketplace option now adopted by a number of U.S. grocers and distributors joins WGB's Breakroom to discuss what he calls a flexible and profitable avenue to compete with online giants by expanding virtual assortments—and integrating them into omnichannel.

Amid rising consumer demand for speed—and a concurrent explosion of virtual micro-grocers—Instacart is moving to 30-minute delivery for small baskets from participating retailers.

The digital media and promotions technology company will help brands target Hy-Vee shoppers with relevant offers.

Brick-and-mortar grocers have been dominant in part because shoppers have more of an emotional connection with stores than with online platforms, Jupiter founder Chad Munroe says. Jupiter wants to change that.

On the heels of closing a $290 million Series B funding round, Berlin-based Gorillas will begin service in Brooklyn on May 30 as the market for super-fast grocery delivery heats up.

Through the expansion of the retailer’s AdvantEdge Rewards Program, customers can now choose to pay down student loans, support local schools, enter sweepstakes and more.

A "smart shopping engine" turns recipes and online traffic into shoppable e-commerce, and can cut out third-party shoppers for participating retailers, including Whole Foods, Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize.

Authorities have charged five Brazilian nationals with creating fraudulent driver accounts, money laundering and ID theft through exploiting gig-economy apps; the move to grocery delivery facilitated the scheme as customers who presented ID for alcohol delivery became victims.

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