Food/Grocery

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Lunds & Byerly's Kitchen: Food-for-now sells food-for-later

Lunds & Byerly's Kitchen: Food-for-now sells food-for-later Here’s a new concept that’s worth a look. Food retailer Lunds and Byerly’s has turned the “grocery store with a prepared foods department” on its head. They’ve opened a restaurant to promote their online grocery shopping option and carry-out food offerings. The restaurant also serves as a pickup point for online orders.

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Kroger's RSI enterprise IT system: digitizing the store

Kroger's RSI enterprise IT system: digitizing the store Given the challenges facing today’s retailers, it’s worthwhile shining a light on Kroger’s leadership role in developing a new Retail Site Intelligence (RSI) enterprise IT architecture. It will serve as the foundation for a broad range of retail innovations that give Kroger the ability to digitize the store and improve the shopping experience.

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Alibaba's Tmall supermarket unlocks possibilities

Alibaba's Tmall supermarket unlocks possibilities Alibaba’s Tmall Supermarket is a good example of how much creative flexibility is possible when a retail business model is built out on the internet. Partly, this is because it’s possible to reconfigure a virtual operation quicker and at a lower cost than brick and mortar, but the real headroom is found in making changes that deliver greater value to customers – and some of these possibilities aren’t even imaginable until a retailer begins to think differently about the possibilities.

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Food shopping & digital tech: Are we thinking boldly enough?

red bomb pngSo far, most of the retail food sector’s attention to technology has focused on helping people execute “traditional” shopping activities quicker and easier – building shopping lists, personalizing circulars, offering digital coupons – but there are signs that much bigger changes are on the way. Here's what I see.
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ShoppingScout: Truly targeted promotions and price info personalized for shoppers

ShoppingScout: Truly targeted promotions and price info personalized for shoppers Sooner or later someone was going to make it easy for grocery shoppers to take greater advantage of their new-found market power, and the free price comparison app ShoppingScout may have cracked the code.  Sara, the app's personal shopping assistant pictured to the left, automatically looks up the prices for all the items on a customer’s grocery list, in all the stores they shop, and shows them the lowest prices.

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Online grocery logistics: 5 key questions

Treasure logisticsWith the growing activity around grocery ecommerce, it's a great time to delve into the potential of dark stores, the growth of click & collect, and the significance of different kinds of location analysis with someone who is already well up the learning curve. Given this objective, I immediately thought of Will Treasure who is a Director for the UK-based Javelin Group. His keen ability to explain how “getting the logistics right” for the many moving parts of a successful ecommerce grocery operation makes this Q&A a must-read.
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ExpoWest: Momentum builds for online grocery retailing

ExpoWest: Momentum builds for online grocery retailing Last weekend I was at ExpoWest, where there was lots of energy in the air around online grocery shopping. Clearly, the user experience delivered by some online grocery retailers is improving at warp speed. One big implication for traditional food retailers is that customer expectations about how they do food shopping are going up – which makes it even more important for brick and mortar retailers to find ways to deliver unique in-store shopping experiences.

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