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Walmart’s Free Pickup Service Continues to Grow

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Startups, retailers, and grocery giants alike, everyone is taking a stab at entering the realm of delivery to bring their products to the consumer rather than enticing the customers into the store. Product delivery as a market, specifically groceries, has grown immensely over the last few years. Amazon, Google, Instacart, Postmates, Shipt, Relay Foods, Peapod,…

Get What You Need in a Dash

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Amazon announced an expansion of its Dash replenishment system this week, forming partnerships with manufacturers of printers to pet food dispensers.  Dash buttons were launched last year to much attention, but the real star of the show is just emerging, Dash Replenishment Services (DRS). Designed to integrate with smart, connected devices, DRS will automatically order…

Instacart: Consumers, Stay Home!

Instacart, the startup which launched in 2012, offers shoppers the ability to eliminate trips to the grocery store by pairing independent contract drivers with online shoppers. The personal food shopping service provides delivery from brick-and-mortar grocery stores to consumers’ homes within a one to two hour window from the time of purchase. Leveraging partnerships with…

Rockline Industries Wins an Award

Family owned since 1976, Rockline Industries based in Sheboygan, WI wins the Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2014. This was awarded by the Sheboygan County Chamber, who recognized Rockline Industries for their continued commitment to job creation, community investment and growth. In the past three years Rockline has added nearly 250 jobs that have benefited…

Organic is Here to Stay

83% of families purchase organic products, says a new study from the Organic Trade Association (OTA).  In the sixth year of the study, this number has climbed 10 percentage points, aligning with the overall increase in consumers’ awareness and trust in the organic seal.  The majority of American households have purchased organic at least once;…

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