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4 Ways to Optimize Click-and-Collect Grocery Programs

The pandemic shifted many areas of consumer behavior, but perhaps none so much as the acceleration of e-commerce and digital ordering. In fact, online grocery orders increased by 110% between March and April this year, according to data from Adobe. For grocery stores, this shift represents a whole new way of doing business—and along with it, a number of challenges to meet. Retailers know that there are a number of challenges with online grocery ordering and curbside pickup—here are four ways stores can improve their click-and-collect programs.


Omni-vore: Walmart's Appetite To Be an Advertising Power Player

Walmart debuts a new name, Walmart Connect, for its media business and plans to launch a demand-side platform for ad buyers in time for the 2021 holiday season.

The Canadian robotics firm provides automated storage and retrieval capabilities to complement e-commerce software as retailers look to tackle higher virtual sales volumes in dark stores.

Siffron and Mobile Tech Inc. (MTI) have partnered to offer customers a new retail innovation that combines smart merchandising solutions with cloud-based software to provide real-time visibility into merchandised product performance and asset protection.

The e-commerce software provider enables "split payments" capability to process EBT transactions online.

Brands such as Acme and Stater Bros. are seeing outsized gains in store traffic, while longer trips suggest larger baskets, a Placer study shows.

As it stands now the FAP-1001 can peel over twenty fruits and vegetables including citrus, apples, kiwis, potatoes, raw beets.

Secure, temperature-controlled smart boxes will keep groceries fresh and expand delivery flexibility, Walmart says.

Deal between supply chain management software firms unites established industry player with counterpart bringing on e-commerce fulfillment.

Ahold Delhaize USA’s central services division piloted the robots from Ava Robotics in two of its distribution centers to support enhanced cleaning procedures amid the pandemic.

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