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Food/Grocery

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Why NextGen food retailing requires collaboration

MatchesGlen Terbeek's ideas about the future of food retailing were prescient 15 years ago, and they are still provocative today. The founder of Accenture's original Smart Store and author of Agentry Agenda: Selling Food in a Frictionless Marketplace, talks with us about how food retailing is configured today, and why manufacturers, retailers and competitors need to work together to create a new “operating system” that better fits today’s dramatically different retail market conditions. In a follow-up interview next month,  he talks with us about what that barrier-busting system might look like in more detail.
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Swapbox enters the Delivery Derby

Swapbox enters the Delivery Derby Another player enters the delivery derby: The start-up Swapbox is deploying a network of self-service lockers in San Francisco for shoppers who want to receive online orders away from home. Amazon already has customer-pickup lockers in some 7-Eleven Stores, and UPS is testing its own network of storage lockers.

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At the intersection of big data and better food choices

ShopWell logoElliott Grant’s 20+ US patents testify to his love of finding elegant solutions to hard problems. Among his creations is a technology that enables capture of supply chain insights on over $10bn worth of products a year. When we heard he was working on an app that helps consumers connect their food shopping with their nutritional needs, we wanted to know more. Here, he talks with us about how shoppers use the app, how it personalizes nutrition scoring for individual products, and what retailers can learn from the data it generates.
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Grocery ecommerce: the long tail, the last mile, and the future

PJ Stafford’s wide range of experience make him a great source for thinking about how ecommerce might transform the grocery marketplace. Here, the Co-President of Honest Green, the ecommerce division of UNFI, talks with us about why he's convinced grocery is ready to move into the mainstream of ecommerce, how natural retailers and supermarkets can serve the “Long Tail” needs of their customers, and what retailers need to do to take full advantage of the opportunity. 
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Instacart and the demand for on-demand food

Instacart and the demand for on-demand food A lot of the initial digital “innovation” in food marketing and distribution focused on applying technology to the usual suspects. So digital circulars, coupons, and shopping lists replace paper ones, and shoppers may place online orders but often still One.Item.At.A.Time. Here’s someone who’s thinking about needs and opportunities in a much bigger way.

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