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Kroger Boasts 92% E-Commerce Surge

Kroger began investing in digital several years ago to build an ecosystem that would deliver anything, anytime, anywhere. Those investments, along with new steps the grocer took during the coronavirus pandemic, led to 92% sales growth in digital channels in its Q1. Find out how if the grocer thinks the trend will keep going.

Walmart & Amazon Duke it Out on the Top 10 Food Retailers List

The annual ranking of food retailers looks a little different this year.

An uptick in online food shopping due to the coronavirus is just one of the findings from a grocery shopper survey conducted this week by Path to Purchase Institute. Another might surprise you: The most trusted retailer during this time.

A look at how the retail industry is coping with COVID-19, from the macro to the micro level. Find out what Costco, Instacart, Trader Joe’s and more are doing to meet the rapidly-evolving situation.

Top Grocery Trends in 2020

Uncover the top grocery technology trends for 2020 and beyond in this interactive report and learn how key group of segment leaders are scoring big wins in the battle for customer loyalty.

Amazon and Walmart are still battling it out for retail dominance with breakneck innovations and technology investments. Last time we reported on how these two giants stack up, readers voted on who was winning in five key areas. Get the results and updates on where they are today in these critical growth areas.

As the lines between supermarket and restaurant blur amid the coronavirus pandemic, Hy-Vee has added a way for shoppers to order meals through a website or mobile app for curbside pickup. Find out more about the grocer’s latest pivot.

For grocers, the problem of operational shrink is cutting into profits and contributing to food waste, while consumers are growing concerned about sustainability. To get to the bottom of this complex issue, RIS interviewed Heidi Dethloff to discuss how fresh foods impact grocery shrink and what grocers can do.

"This designation is absolutely critical as it will ensure these frontline workers have priority access to personal protection equipment like masks and gloves," Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and UFCW International president Marc Perrone say. Find out more.

In our July feature story RIS looks at how Amazon and Walmart stack up when it comes to Loyalty Programs, Acquisitions, Click and Collect, Grocery Shopping, and Voice Shopping. Then we give readers the chance to weigh in to determine who wins in the "Battle of the Behemoths."

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Shoptalk 2020 has been rescheduled. The move also impacts the dates of Groceryshop.

Walmart’s holiday results fell short of expectations, but its e-commerce sales spiked 37%, helped by online grocery orders. Uncover how the retailer is taking on online grocery sales.

Leading grocers step on the gas to deploy technologies that competitors will find hard to match if they fall behind. Findings in the 4th Annual Grocery Tech Trends Study uncover tectonic shifts in digital strategy and analyze 66 individual technologies that grocers can benchmark against.

Walmart’s home-grown Alphabot tech is finally fully operational and expected to have a transformative impact on its supply chain. See how Alphabot is working alongside Walmart associates to revolutionize its online grocery pickup and delivery process.

2019 was a year of big change in the grocery space, but even bigger changes are coming for 2020 – here are the top three trends to keep an eye on.

As part of its planned 50th anniversary celebration next year, the retail coffee giant has committed to a number of sustainability initiatives, including reducing its carbon footprint significantly over the next decade. Find out how Starbucks plans to further its eco-commitment.

Kroger announced it will divest its interest in the Lucky’s Market chain and revealed what it has learned so far from its free grocery pickup test. Find out more about Kroger’s digital customers and the grocer's plans.

With its grocery client base doubling over the past year, Instacart is investing heavily in its customer experience with the release of a feature-laden new pickup solution. Find out what the new tech can do.

Microfulfillment is taking the grocery industry by storm, and Albertsons is doubling down on its commitment to the small-scale, fulfillment centers. Learn the details of the grocer’s plan to scale the solution.

Retail is undergoing a period of rapid evolution, and much of that change is being introduced by new players in the market. Check out these 10 retail startups RIS believes are having the greatest impact on the industry thanks to their unique business models and/or novel use of technology.

RIS explores three of the hottest topics in supply chain today: hyper localization, last-mile innovation and collaboration. Learn how to meet the needs of today's shoppers with a fluid and dynamic, real-time supply chain.

For a fee Walmart grocery shoppers can now enjoy unlimited home delivery at more than 1,400 locations. See how much the service costs and how Walmart is enticing shoppers to give the new service a whirl.

Kroger is pressing into hot food delivery through “dark kitchens.” Take a look at how Kroger Delivery Kitchen will deliver meals on-demand without service or delivery fees.

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