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Shipt faces gig worker lawsuits in 2 states

The Target-owned delivery platform is accused of misclassifying its workers as independent contractors. The lawsuits are part of the mounting pressure on the business models of grocery delivery companies.


Autonomous grocery tech firm Trigo gets $100M investment

The money will help the Israel-based computer-vision company expand its presence across the U.S. and Europe, the company said.

The regional grocer launched Schnucks Now on Monday, through a partnership with Instacart, promising small, convenience-focused orders delivered in as little as 30 minutes.

The same-day delivery platform had reportedly been planning to go public this year, but its CEO, in a letter to employees obtained by the Wall Street Journal, said “markets still remain closed for new IPOs.”

The Walmart-owned membership warehouse club completed its company-wide launch of robotic floor scrubbers that multi-task by collecting inventory data.

The partnership will allow UNFI customers to obtain benefits from the state-of-the-art digital coupon technology.

The same-day delivery platform on Thursday launched “peak earning days,” designed to offer more money to workers who shop when customer demand is greatest. Shoppers can also switch locations to get a bigger paycheck.

Options abound for grocery and convenience retailers looking to add an entertainment solution to their stores, but not all programming fits every store or consumer base. Flexibility and customizability are key attributes to look for in an entertainment provider—and paid programming can make a big difference.

The companies jointly offer robot delivery on five campuses, with an eye toward expansion.

However, many stores aren’t keeping up with consumers’ tech demands. Walmart, Target and Kroger, though, earned top ratings from shoppers, according to new research from category growth design firm ChaseDesign.

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