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13 May 2020
New developments for retailers in Kenya and Uganda. Uganda: Carrefour and Jumia partner for delivery Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the country, has partnered with Jumia through its Jumia Food app, to provide shoppers with a safe and convenient home delivery service in Kampala. Initially, there will be a limit on orders for key items, such as sugar, flour, and sanitisation pr...
13 May 2020
Amazon has expanded its Prime Now grocery delivery service through partnerships with Morrisons in the UK and DIA in Spain. Available across London and major UK cities Morrisons and Amazon announced they are expanding the Prime Now same-day delivery service for Prime members across London and more cities throughout the UK in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By the end of M...
12 May 2020
Asda has launched a new food box service targeted at vulnerable and shielded customers using the StarStock online platform. £30 food box for vulnerable shoppers Available through foodboxes.asda.com , Asda's new 'cupboard filler' food box typically contains 31 ambient lines that have been in high demand since the outbreak of the pandemic. Priced at £30 including delivery, the box includes ...
12 May 2020
PepsiCo has launched two direct-to-consumer websites, PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, providing shoppers with access to a range of the company’s brands. Concept to execution in less than 30 days The two websites have been developed by PepsiCo’s in-house ecommerce team, moving from concept to execution in less than 30 days. The initiative was driven by the recent increase in at-home consumpti...
11 May 2020
With channel penetration reaching a record high, we look at some of the ways in which US retailers are innovating in the grocery ecommerce channel. Hy-Vee: two-hour pick-up Mid-west based Hy-Vee has introduced a new express pickup option as port of its Aisles Online grocery ordering service. For an additional fee of $9.95, customers can collect their shopping within two hours of ordering. T...
11 May 2020
Carrefour Spain has extended its collaboration with Glovo, the partnership has increased the service to nine extra cities. Separately, the retailer has developed its online channel to improve functionality and efficiency. Expanding its alliance with Glovo Carrefour Spain has expanded its alliance with Glovo to offer shoppers home delivery from Carrefour Express stores. Originally the partne...
11 May 2020
Coles has appointed Ben Hassing as its new Chief Executive of Ecommerce. Role will capitalise on strong growth  Hassing will join Coles later this month and brings over 16 years of experience with Walmart to the role. The position will report into Coles Group CEO, Steven Cain and will oversee the strong growth that Coles is experiencing from the channel, even before the Coronavirus pandemic...
11 May 2020
Marks & Spencer Food partners food-delivery app Foodpanda in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Delivery under 30 minutes The partnership will make packaged food and wine available for delivery within 30 minutes in areas near existing M&S Food stores. Foodpanda has developed a grocery delivery service, Pandamart, which has been incorporated into its existing meal delivery app. Shoppers will...
11 May 2020
Coles has signed a AU$400m deal to develop two new automated fulfillment sites in Melbourne and Sydney. Ocado technology to power new sites The two new locations, which have been secured on a 15 year lease, will utilise the partnership that Coles struck with Ocado last year to increase picking rates, accuracy and improve service levels. Both facilities will be 30,000 sq m, with the one in S...
08 May 2020
Target is acquiring key technologies from delivery startup, Deliv, following its plan to close its operations. Technology focused on grouping last-mile deliveries Target is in the process of acquiring technology assets from Deliv which specialises in grouping deliveries together for last-mile delivery. The same-day delivery company is winding down its operations, and while Target is not acq...