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Fresh food jumped 200% in online orders, and shows no signs of dropping

- Retail
IRI found that among new online shoppers as of the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 50% continue to buy online and about 20% have become heavy hitters.

Kroger starts Ocado-backed grocery delivery in Florida

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This marks Kroger's entry into the Florida market with an e-commerce delivery service that combines vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics with affordable, friendly, and fast delivery of grocery items and fresh food.

U.S. online grocery sales hit $9.3 billion for January

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The total U.S. online grocery market posted $9.3 billion in sales during January as more than 69.7 million U.S. households placed on average 2.8 orders across delivery, pickup and ship-to-home according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded Jan. 28-31, 2021.

Walmart expands automated micro warehouses to expand online grocery

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The company isn't taking humans entirely out of the process, particularly for items like fresh produce. 

Online grocer reaches key profitability milestone

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Farmstead achieved this milestone without markups, service fees or delivery fees, and in the most competitive and highest-cost market in the US.

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

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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.