Amazon is reportedly planning on opening 3,000 cashier-less stores by 2021.
Aldi entered a national partnership with Instacart to bring online grocery delivery to all of the company’s stores. The service will be available across 35 states in 5,000 new ZIP codes by late November. The national rollout covers 75 major markets, including San Diego, New York City, Miami, Raleigh and Minneapolis.
Three years after buying Family Dollar, Dollar Tree is closing the Matthews headquarters of the retail giant started by the Levine Family, a move that will affect about 900 local jobs. Included in that figure are the roughly 200 jobs that will be eliminated as part of the move.
Kroger will consolidate the management of its Roundy’s and Mariano’s banners in Wisconsin into a single leadership team based in Milwaukee. Longtime Kroger executive Michael Marx, who had been running the Roundy’s division, will lead the consolidated group.
H-E-B will put all of its Austin digital team under one roof and hire hundreds of employees to staff its new digital headquarters there — the latest in a series of big moves this year to bolster the company’s mobile and online operations.
The retailer said the closings come as a result of heated competition, the rise of e-commerce and an attractive offer from Giant Food.
One of the nation’s top online grocers, the Kroger Co., is significantly growing its ecommerce grocery delivery footprint, expanding its partnership with third-party delivery service Instacart to reach 75 additional markets, 50 percent more than before.
Amazon is taking on Walmart’s Mexico operations by beginning sales of foods and beverages in the country, Reuters has reported. The move, which will include snacks, sweets and wines, comes at a time when shopping online makes up only a fraction of total retail sales in the country, the news outlet stated. However, ecommerce sales have “grown swiftly,” presenting a prime opportunity.
“I might have found my new favorite supermarket chain. We all talk today about delivering a great shopping experience. Much of the experience of a supermarket is driven by the first impressions of the perimeter. Rouses is as good as it gets,” write Steve Frenda of Shopper Marketing magazine.
The wholesaler has succeeded by doing what has worked for decades: watching expenses and using its membership fees to offer better prices to its 93 million members.