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Houston ER doctor: ‘I haven’t gotten groceries in the grocery store since … February’

September 15th, 2020
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To keep essential workers safe, Dr. Allison Haddock says the best thing to do is for everyone to stay home: “I haven’t gotten groceries in the grocery store since, I think, February.”June 25, 2020 Read More  Read More

Stockpiling is over, so why have grocery prices gone up again?

September 15th, 2020
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August was the second most expensive month for groceries this year, just slightly behind May’s peak pricing, according to exclusive Nielsen data. During the initial lockdown period when consumers stocked up for expected weeks of quarantine, they depleted shelves, and supermarkets and manufacturers struggled to keep up with demand. But now, with long lines gone and essentials such as soap and toilet paper readily available, consumers may be surprised to find they are still paying lingering high prices. The national average for a basket of 37 representative goods peaked at $138.78 in May, then... Read More

It looks like Whole Foods, but it’s Amazon’s first online-only grocery store

September 15th, 2020
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It’s a Whole Foods, but not really. Image: Katherine Marks / amazon By Sasha Lekach2020-09-01 17:54:22 UTC The shelves filled with bags of nuts and dried fruit look like any other aisle at an Amazon-owned Whole Foods grocery store (the company bought the grocery business in 2017), but the newest store, in Brooklyn, New York, isn’t open for shopping. The Industry City location near New York Harbor opened Tuesday as Amazon’s first online-but-IRL store. Only workers are allowed inside to fill orders for delivery. Orders come from Amazon Prime members shopping for groceries... Read More

Doordash Wants to Deliver Your Groceries Now Too

September 15th, 2020
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Simone Hogan/Shutterstock Right on the heels of its plans to deliver convenience store goods, DoorDash wants to handle your full grocery runs now too. But the company thinks it can do better than other competitors and is promising to deliver your groceries in as little as an hour. To start, Doordash will work with Smart & Final, Meijer, and Fresh Thyme, and plans to add Hy-vee and Gristedes/D’Agnostino in the next few weeks. Doordash says it can already deliver to 75 million Americans from Los Angeles to Cincinnati. If you have DoorDash Pass, the subscription that waves delivery fees, you’ll... Read More

THE ONLINE GROCERY REPORT: The coronavirus pandemic is thrusting online grocery into the spotlight in the US — here are the players that will emerge at the top of the market

September 15th, 2020

This is a preview of the Business Insider Intelligence Online Grocery premium research report. Purchase this report here. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more e-commerce and payments coverage with our Payments & Commerce Briefing. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing retail news and analysis to your inbox. The coronavirus pandemic has brought online grocery — a promising but formerly niche industry — to the fore. The combination of consumers’ interest in avoiding public places, government orders to stay at home, and... Read More

Amazon steps up competition in UK online grocery sales with faster, free delivery

September 15th, 2020
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Loading… The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, April 22, 2020. — Reuters pic LONDON, July 28 — Amazon will begin free and same-day deliveries of groceries in London for its “Prime” members from today, as it looks to cash in on fast-growing demand for buying essentials online, a trend that has been boosted by the coronavirus lockdown. Customers with a “Prime” subscription can order meat, produce, snacks and other household essentials from Amazon UK’s “Fresh” service in two-hour windows for orders above 40 (RM219),... Read More

UPDATE 1-Amazon steps up competition in UK online grocery sales with faster, free delivery

September 15th, 2020
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* Free grocery deliveries for Prime members * Aims to eventually roll-out service to all of UK * Company lowers minimum order value (Adds analyst comment) July 28 (Reuters) – Amazon will begin free and same-day deliveries of groceries in London for its ‘Prime’ members from Tuesday, as it looks to cash in on fast-growing demand for buying essentials online, a trend that has been boosted by the coronavirus lockdown. Customers with a ‘Prime’ subscription can order meat, produce, snacks and other household essentials from Amazon UK’s ‘Fresh’ service in two-hour... Read More

Amazon develops “smart shopping cart” that scans as you place groceries so you can skip checkout

September 15th, 2020
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Amazon today introduced the Amazon Dash Cart, a “smart shopping cart” that uses weight sensors and cameras to let you scan your items as you place them in the cart so you can skip the checkout line. According to CNET: “Our primary motivation for building this was to be able to save customers time,” said Dilip Kumar, vice president of Amazon’s physical retail and technology. “The alternative solutions are standing in the express checkout lanes or fumbling through self-checkout stations.” Dash Carts will debut at Amazon’s Woodland Hills, California,... Read More

Grocery prices spike as coronavirus puts pressure on supply chain

September 15th, 2020
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The cost of groceries spiked in May, with beef prices soaring nearly 11 percent and prices on poultry, fish and eggs rising by about four percent. The hike is driven by coronavirus concerns at meat plants and increased demand at supermarkets.June 10, 2020 Read More  Read More

Walmart ekes out an edge in groceries during the pandemic

September 15th, 2020
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AS COVID-19 began to spread across America shoppers rushed to stock up on pasta, hand-sanitiser and loo roll. Other things equal, that should be good news for purveyors of these and other essentials. But other things are not equal: social-distancing restrictions have disrupted retailers’ supply chains and their operations. Amazon, whose e-commerce empire reported record sales in the first quarter, booked lower profits as a result of ballooning pandemic-related expenses. Could Walmart, with a quarter of America’s grocery market, 5,000-plus stores and 1.5m employees in America, including 235,000... Read More