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Walmart’s Free Pickup Service Continues to Grow


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,…

Whole Foods, Instacart Ink Multi-Year Delivery and Investment Agreement


According to tech news site Re/code, Whole Foods and Instacart have signed a new partnership agreement that solidifies the courier service as the exclusive delivery affiliate for Whole Foods’ perishable business. The terms of the deal, a five-year agreement, have not been made public, but Instacart’s commercial arrangements generally include a provision for revenue sharing….

Get What You Need in a Dash


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…

Grocery Tops Mobile Shopping in PwC’s Total Retail Consumer Survey

PwC’s Annual Global Total Retail Consumer Survey is in, and the results are quite interesting.  Grocery topped the charts as the category with the highest sales on mobile (tablet and smartphone), beating out apparel and electronics by a large margin.  These results coincide with the explosion in grocery e-commerce this year, with startups like Instacart grabbing…

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