Aldi expands New Jersey footprint

New Jersey consumers are going to have five new Aldi locations to shop this year. The grocer is also refreshing current locations, according to a NJ.com report. "We operate more than 40 stores in New Jersey, with plans to further...

Amazon expands Whole Foods Market delivery in Florida, New York

Amazon Prime members now have access to Whole Food Market delivery service in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and parts of New York City and Long Island, according to a press release. "We've been delighted with the customer response to delivery in...

British supermarket goes quiet to boost CX for autistic patrons

Supermarket Morrisons, in the United Kingdom, is lowering the lights and piping in music for one hour on Saturdays to provide a quiet hour of shopping for autistic shoppers. The 'quiet hour,' according to a New York Times report, takes place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Amazon Prime members buy 100M items worldwide during Prime Day event

Amazon is celebrating its biggest global shopping event now that its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza has come to an end after 36 hours. Sales beat out Amazon's last Cyber Monday and Black Friday and even last year's Prime Day....

Kroger to tap driverless cars for delivery needs

In the latest retail delivery news supermarket giant Kroger is reportedly mulling using driverless cars to its grocery delivery. It is teaming up with Nuro, an autonomous car player, to launch the fleet, according to a CNBC report. The news...

99 Ranch Market accepting Alipay at North American stores

99 Ranch Market, one of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Alipay that will enable customers to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet in-store, according to a press release. Beginning July 1,...

Amazon expands Prime benefit at 10 more Whole Foods locations

Amazon Prime members across 10 more states now have access to exclusive Whole Foods Market discounts and offers. Amazon is expanding the Prime benefits to stores in Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington, according...

Microsoft building cashierless check-out tech

Microsoft is reportedly aiming to take on Amazon when it comes to cashierless retail by developing its own platform and in talks with Walmart on the initiative. The news, according to a Reuters report, comes within months of Amazon opening...

Hello Fresh goes retail in a big way

HelloFresh is now available at 581 supermarket locations, within Giant Food and Stop and Shop, and plans to continue such retail partnerships during the year. "How we've been embraced by retail brands shows the quality product line HelloFresh has brought...

Amazon expands Prime program to additional Whole Foods Market locations

Amazon Prime members now have more Whole Foods Market locations to access savings options. Amazon is expanding its Whole Foods cross-over savings to 12 more stores and all Whole Foods Market 365 locations, according to a press release. Prime members...

Kroger gets into meal kit business with Home Chef acquisition

Kroger isn't about to sit idle as meal kit services expand and is spending about $700 million for Home Chef to make sure it's in the game. Kroger is buying the Chicago company with an initial $200 million and $500 million in "earnout" payments, according to a USA Today report. Home Chef is the biggest private meal kit player in the country.

Amazon's Whole Foods grocery delivery service hits a few more markets

Denver, Sacramento and San Diego Amazon Prime members can now enjoy free two-hour delivery, on orders more than $35, from Whole Foods Market. The new delivery areas, announced by Amazon in a press release, brings Whole Foods Market service delivery...

India ripe market for Amazon grocery, household product sales

Grocery items and household products will likely account for over half of Amazon's India business in the next five years and are already the largest category on Amazon in regard to what’s selling in India. Such growth will likely lead...

Walmart, DoorDash team up on grocery delivery

Walmart and DoorDash are teaming up to expand Walmart's online grocery delivery service, beginning with the Atlanta metro market. The collaboration, according to a press release, is the beginning of a strategy that will extend the service to reach more...

Pickup towers coming to Long Island Walmart stores

Two Long Island, New York-based Walmart stores are among the 500 nationwide getting the retailer’s newest delivery option — automated pickup towers. The towers will come to Valley Stream and Islandia locations, which are being renovated, according to a Newsday...

Meijer hops on scan-and-pay bandwagon

Meijer is the latest supermarket chain to jump on the shop-and-scan bandwagon and will roll out the technology to all its stores by the end of the summer, according to a press release. Meijer's program, called Shop & Scan, enables...

Supervalu exploring sale, claims report

Grocery wholesaler Supervalu might be in the process of putting itself up for sale, according to a Bloomberg report, which did not cite a source except to note the information came from people familiar to the situation. The company, which runs about 200 locations, provides items to more than 1,800 stores, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon prepping Whole Foods pick-up service, claims report

Amazon is reportedly getting a product pick-up service strategy in place for its Whole Foods Market locations, according to a Motley Fool report. The news comes as retailers and grocers are scrambling to lure shoppers with a myriad of delivery...

Blue Apron prepping in-store meal kit strategy

Meal kit maker Blue Apron is looking to expand outside of the direct-to-consumer subscription strategy and make its meal kits available in stores sometime this year. The multi-channel move, according to a New York Post report, is focused on making Blue Apron's meals more available to homes across the U.S.

Amazon launching Whole Foods Market delivery service

Amazon Prime members living near a Whole Foods Market will be able to tap free 2-hour delivery as long as they're buying $35 in goods from the supermarket chain that Amazon bought in 2017. The service starts today in a...

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