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Automated e-commerce pickup solutions firm finds retail customers

- Retail
Bell and Howell, the leading provider of automated e-commerce pickup solutions, today reported multiple orders for its new BH QuickCollect GO! POD from leading American grocers.

Giant Food offers free midweek delivery, reduces online order minimums

- Retail
Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, today announces it is making Giant Delivers and Giant Pickup orders more affordable and accessible than ever with no midweek delivery fees and reduced order minimums.

Amazon Fresh offers a weak retail experience

- Analysis
Multiuse objects are usually inferior to tools that are designed for a single purpose. These thoughts are inspired by the sortie of Amazon Fresh into retail grocery.

Buyk launches 15-minute grocery delivery service in New York City

- Retail
Buyk, a new real-time grocery service promising delivery in 15 minutes or faster, is launching in New York City on September 14th.

Kroger and Instacart launch ‘Kroger Delivery Now’ nationwide to provide 30-minute delivery

- Retail
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, and Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today launched Kroger Delivery Now – a new service powered by a virtual convenience store that is fulfilled by the Kroger Family of Stores and provides customers the fresh groceries and household essentials, value, and experience they expect and love from Kroger in as fast as 30 minutes.

U.S. online grocery sales grow in August 2021

- Retail
The U.S. online grocery market generated $8.6 billion in sales during August, a gain of 4.7% versus a year ago, as ship-to-home sales dropped nearly 22% to $2 billion and the combined delivery/pickup segment grew over 16% to $6.6 billion, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded August 29-30, 2021.

Online Produce Shopping: The Path Forward

- Analysis
While it’s easy to see that the pandemic changed the way consumers look at grocery shopping, both in store and online, it’s harder to project where they go from here. Idaho Falls-based research firm Category Partners has a breakdown for that with two new consumer surveys.

U.S. online grocery sales for July 2021 down 2% month-over-month

- Retail
The U.S. online grocery market generated $6.7 billion in sales during July, as ship-to-home sales declined to $1.4 billion while the combined pickup/delivery segment remained steady at $5.3 billion for the third straight month, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded July 29-30, 2021.

Produce brands’ big opportunity for marketing to online shoppers

- General News
With the growth of online grocery shopping, produce companies have a much bigger opportunity for brand marketing at affordable levels.

June online grocery sales dropped 23% vs YAGO

- General News
Findings show pickup is positioned to continue its dominance, assuming retailers continue to improve the customer experience