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Ahold buys majority stake in online grocer FreshDirect

- Retail
After the deal closes, FreshDirect will retain its brand name, report to a seven-person board, and continue to independently operate out of its facility in New York City.

Walmart adds digital initiatives as eCommerce surges nearly 80 percent

- Retail
Bentonville, AR-based Walmart Inc. reported third quarter earnings on Nov 17, which included a nearly 79 percent increase in eCommerce sales and 6.4 increase in same-store sales.

Albertsons pilots contactless, temperature-controlled grocery PickUp lockers

- Retail
The lockers will first be available in select Jewel-Osco locations in Chicago and are expected to be installed at select Safeway locations in the Bay Area later in the year. Customers who live in neighborhoods with stores that feature the lockers will notice a new “PickUp” option when they shop on the store’s website or app.

MAP: Kroger chooses Detroit for latest Ocado shed

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This new 135,000-square-foot CFC will accelerate Kroger's ability to expand its products to a larger footprint. This facility will create 250 new jobs, benefitting the City of Romulus/Aerotropolis region.

H-E-B plans automated micro-fulfillment centers

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H-E-B's new micro-fulfillment centers feature AutoStore empowered by Swisslog's SynQ software and pick stations.

Kroger Ship expands home delivery platform

- Retail
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced Kroger Ship will expand to offer an extended ship-to-home assortment through a marketplace offering of third-party sellers powered by Mirakl, the leading software platform enabling B2C and B2B digital marketplaces.

Albertsons earnings reveals 276% increase in online, 27% increase in same-store sales

- Retail
Albertsons Companies, Inc. today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended June 20, 2020.

Sobeys expands Ocado-powered Voilà delivery to Toronto

- Retail
Voilà is powered by Ocado Group plc's ("Ocado") industry-leading technology and fills orders through its state-of-the-art automated Customer Fulfillment Centre ("CFC") in Vaughan, Ontario.

Kroger plans to build three more fulfillment centers

- Retail
The Kroger Family of Companies, America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado, a world leader in technology for grocery ecommerce, announced the continued expansion of their partnership with plans to construct three new Customer Fulfillment Centers in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions.

Online grocery jumped 5 years ahead

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What does that mean for impulse sales, particularly in fruit?