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Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

“The company has said that Prime will eventually become the Whole Foods customer rewards program. It recently took a baby step in the direction of weaving together Prime and Whole Foods by giving Prime members 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases made with an Amazon-branded Visa card. Whole Foods has signs about the offer […]
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Grocery E-Commerce Success Requires Personalization, Store Optimization

“Grocery delivery has become a a big business: 36% of shoppers will spend 26% to 40% of their grocery budget online as soon as next year, up from 10% in 2018, according to the Personalization in Digital Food Retail – Shoppers Expect More study by IDC Retail Insights and Precima . This market could reach $100 billion in annual sales by 2022, according to data from Food […]
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Giant Eagle Trials Scan-free Self-checkout in US Supermarket

“US supermarket chain Giant Eagle is piloting a checkout-free shopping and payments system that uses a network of cameras and sensors to let customers enter a store, select and place items in their shopping basket as normal, check out from their mobile phone and then simply walk out of the store. The retailer, one of […]
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Trigo Raises $22 Million to Challenge Amazon Go With Automated Grocery Stores

“The days of supermarket queues are numbered. That’s if Amazon and a slew of well-financed startups’ recent activities are anything to go by. Amazon’s cashierless automated stores are expanding everywhere , while emerging competitors like Standard Cognition and Grabango are raising sizable sums to bring cashierless technology to more supermarkets .”