Month: December 2018

Month: December 2018

Kroger selects Cincinnati for its first automated customer fulfilment centre
December 29, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

By MARCUS LAWRENCE American grocery juggernaut Kroger has selected its hometown of Cincinnati for its first automated customer fulfilment centre (CFC), powered by British ecommerce firm Ocado’s advanced tech capabilities Announced in a 19 November press release, Kroger’s first automated CFC, or “shed”, will be a high-tech automated facility augmented with digital and robotic technologies to
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How China is shaping the future of retail
December 28, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

              By Gina Acosta – 11/16/2018 Neil Stern, a senior partner with McMillanDoolittle, gave a riveting breakfast presentation at the Private Label Trade Show about the next big trends in the retail industry. A decade ago, global retailers looking for inspiration on how to market to the next generation of consumers
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The Payments Revolution
December 28, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

                  Big changes are afoot in the payments landscape, and grocers will need to stay on top of the trends to keep customers satisfied. By Rebecca Harris  |  November 27, 2018 How will you be paying?” It’s a question shoppers at the check-out have been asked for
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Grocers transforming themselves to adapt to shifting consumer demands
December 27, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

A man leaves a Loblaws store in Toronto on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Canadian grocers doubled down on transforming themselves into destinations for time-strapped shoppers this year, ramping up delivery options, acquiring meal kit companies and adding in-store eateries. Shifting consumer demands and tech titan Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market are pressuring grocers
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Whole Foods Market’s top 10 food trends for 2019
December 20, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Snacking will take a turn toward the fancy, according to Whole Foods Market. Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year, according to Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market’s top 10 food trend predictions for 2019. The
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Kroger And Ocado Plan To Build First Automated Robot Warehouse In Ohio
December 19, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Kroger and Ocado announced they would build their first automated robot warehouse in Monroe, Ohio. The $55 million investment will bring 410 new jobs to Monroe, a suburb north of Cincinnati. Kroger and Ocado will use the warehouse as a customer fulfillment center (CFC) and plan to open 20 similar facilities. Kroger and online grocery
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Sustainability, health, and convenience will drive food and drink trends in 2019: Mintel
December 18, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Report predicts what types products will gain momentum in the year ahead By Chris Powell Increased consumer demand for sustainability, products that address growing interest in healthy aging, and a desire for restaurant-quality, ready-to-eat products will shape food and drink trends for the coming year, according to a new report from Mintel. Evergreen consumptions Sustainability
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