Pamela and Greg discuss how grocery retailers are turning to “dark stores” to ease the congestion of e-commerce fulfillment, Walmart’s dig at gig economy workers like Instacart for grocery, and Amazon’s plans for a brick and mortar grocery in Los Angeles.
It’ll be the store opening of 2020, and the entire grocery industry will be watching.
In other retail news, Albertsons is scraping the Plated subscription service in favor of rolling the brand into its suite of private labels, and plastic has its place in fresh produce.
- Rise of the dark stores
- Fresh drives ecommerce success for Walmart’s Q3
- Walmart’s online grocery ads tout fresh produce expertise
- Albertsons scraps Plated meal kit subscriptions, moves brand to private label lineup
- Plastic packaging is not the enemy, says panel at FPAA
- CPMA podcast delves into consumer packaging perceptions