Amazon's supermarket, which boasts a cashier-less checkout, is open to the masses after a year in beta with Seattle-based company employees. Industry pundits, not surprisingly, have a lot to say about the public launch.
Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.
Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.
Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.
That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.
Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.
As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.
The beverage alcohol industry in particular might fall victim to Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods.
ForeSee's Eric Feinberg provides his take on Amazon's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods. As he writes, surprisingly not much has been said about the real logic behind the deal, which has far more to do with Amazon expanding into an area it knows it can win, and far less to do with battling rivals such as Walmart.
Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key
Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.
Retailers not using Internet of Things technology may soon want to investigate its potential given big opportunities to boost the customer experience and save big bucks.
From all indications 2016 is going to be a busy year for Target and the prime focus will be on the consumer.
While AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Peapod have offered consumers varying degrees of online and mobile grocery ordering for several years, the in-store experience could use some help.
E-commerce giants clearly see big bucks in retail delivery services, primarily food and drink, and announce new strategies on the same day.
Grocery retailers, armed with unprecedented levels of insights and technology, have the opportunity to provide consumers with the experiences and products they demand.
Whole Foods is enjoying the fruits of its marketing labor these days, but its long-term success may rely more on its affinity for workers than affinity with shoppers.
There are several ways the retail customer experience is actually becoming smaller, and it seems to be a good thing for sales and customers.
People buy at Whole Foods because it stands for more than food, so simply dropping prices doesn’t solve its perception issue.
The grocery industry seemingly changes daily, with new products and initiatives to meet rapidly shifting consumer preferences as well as new technology that continues blurring the lines among social, mobile, CRM and loyalty programs. Given this level of marketing turmoil,...
The top retail innovation in InformationWeek's Elite 100 went to Kroger Co.'s QueVision system.