Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Instacart looks north of the border
October 1, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Online grocery delivery specialist eyes bigger presence in Canada Russell Redman 1 | Sep 25, 2018 Instacart is laying the foundation to build up its online grocery delivery business in Canada. The San Francisco-based company plans to construct a new Toronto technology hub, dubbed Instacart North, and hire 200 more employees over the next few years in
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Capitalize on the Growing Trend of Plant-Based Proteins
October 1, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Sales of plant-based foods reached more than $3.3 billion in 2017   By Mike Eardley on Aug. 24, 2018 Winsight Grocery Business As we’ve been reporting in our annual resource publication “What’s In Store” for the past several years, protein continues to be a highly sought-out attribute in food. And it’s an attribute that our fresh departments
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Automation and robotics: The supply chain of the future
October 1, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Automation and robotics: The supply chain of the future By MARK PARSONS, CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER, DHL SUPPLY CHAIN May 03, 2017 Supply Chain Digital We have long anticipated the introduction of robotics into the supply chain. We have predicted the potential of such technology to help businesses keep pace with distribution challenges and consumer demand for convenience
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The warehouse of the future: mobile-piece picking robots becoming a reality
September 28, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The warehouse of the future: mobile-piece picking robots becoming a reality By MATTHIAS HEUTGER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT STRATEGY, MARKETING AND INNOVATION AT DHL . Nov 03, 2017 Supply Chain Digital “Slow and steady” perhaps best defined the development of commercial robotics in the past. The anticipation for advancements has been building for many years. But the progress is
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Weis Markets Steps Up Home Delivery With Shipt
September 27, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Mid-Atlantic grocer extends reach of same-day service After an initial launch earlier this month, Weis Markets Inc. is expanding online grocery delivery with Shipt to more than a dozen new metropolitan markets. Starting on Oct. 11, Shipt same-day delivery will be available from Weis stores in Chambersburg, Frederick, Hagerstown and St. Mary’s Peninsula, Md.; East
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Online Out-of-Stock Rate Twice as High as In-Store: GMA
September 27, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Online Out-of-Stock Rate Twice as High as In-Store: GMA Lost sales could reach $17 billion annually By Rebekah Marcarelli on Jul. 24, 2018 A new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) shows that out-of-stock rates for online purchases are nearly twice what they are in-store, potentially leading to losses of up to a whopping $17 billion
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Customer experience is driving supply chain innovation
September 26, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Customer experience is driving supply chain innovation, says BlueJay report By BEN MOUNCER . Aug 18, 2018 Supply Chain Digital A new report from BlueJay Solutions has highlighted how supply chain leaders are prioritising customers when innovating their models. The leader in supply chain software and services, in tandem with research firm Adelante SCM, this week released its report
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Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese”
September 25, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Snacking Is the New “Big Cheese” Marketers are aggressively trying to spur and meet demand for what many consumers look for in cheese: dairy goodness, indulgence, and new flavor experiences. Flavors continue to be bolder, more diverse (both sweet and savory), and more artisanal. The range of specialty products keeps expanding, and consumers seek out
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Grocers Embrace AI to Optimize Supply Chain
September 24, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Today’s supply chain is in the midst of reinvention Half of retailers are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to transform their supply chain operations, new research from Dallas-based technology company Symphony RetailAI has revealed. “Strengthening the Retail Supply Chain,” which was conducted by Chicago-based retail intelligence firm EnsembleIQ, Progressive Grocer’s parent, and surveyed mostly grocers, found that one in three of those
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Consumers demanding supply chain visibility and performance
September 24, 2018 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Consumers demanding supply chain visibility and performance By STAFF WRITER . Apr 23, 2018 Supply Chain Digital  According to a global survey, 78% of consumers want to receive updates on the status of their orders when purchasing goods, and they won’t hesitate to switch brands if supply chain performance fails to meet their expectations.  The survey, conducted in
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