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Walmart opens first market fulfillment center in Arkansas

- Retail
Walmart opened its first high-tech Market Fulfillment Center in Arkansas at Store 100 located at 406 S Walton Blvd in Bentonville on Monday, underlining the retailer’s strategic move toward expanding the use of its stores as fulfillment centers to enhance the shopping experience for customers everywhere.

Full Harvest speeds up food waste reduction with expansion to all grades of produce

- General News
Full Harvest, a proven leader in the battle against food waste, today announced its expansion beyond surplus to all USDA Grade 1 produce on its online marketplace for commercial buyers and sellers.

Giant Food launches e-commerce center in Virginia

- Retail
Giant Food, the leading Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces today the opening of a new Giant Delivers e-commerce fulfillment center in Manassas, Va. 

Supermarket online penetration slipped 2 percentage points in 2022 vs. 2021

- Retail
A new report examining where and how shoppers choose to buy groceries online found that while the overall base of average monthly users in the U.S. has increased by nearly 3 percentage points, the online penetration of Supermarkets declined by 2 points in 2022 compared to 2021 levels.

March online grocery sales drop nearly 8% as cost pressures mount

- Retail
The year-over-year decline was driven by the large core eGrocery segments of delivery and pickup, which contracted 7.4% and 8.5% respectively, as well as ship-to-home which fell 5.9%.

Instacart adds retail customizations including discounts and BOGOs

- Retail
The new capabilities for retailers are designed to create more affordable, personalized experiences for customers and build brand loyalty.

Grocers fear faithless online shoppers: 74% believe digital makes customers less loyal

- Retail
“Digital transformation has revolutionized the convenience of grocery shoppers, but it also poses a challenge to traditional loyalty,” said Gaurav Pant, chief insights officer of both Incisiv and Grocery Doppio.

February 2023 online grocery sales rise slightly as delivery slips

- Retail
The U.S. online grocery market finished last month with $8.8 billion in total sales, up 1.5% compared to last year, according to the monthly Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded February 26-27, 2023.

Save Mart implements automated micro-fulfillment

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Fulfil says it has invented a completely unique, fully automated fulfillment system to enable customer-centric, sustainable and profitable online grocery at scale.

USDA proposes to modernize WIC, offer online shopping

- General News
The Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service is announcing proposed changes to allow online ordering in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. This effort will create simpler, more equitable grocery shopping options for families served by WIC.