Category: Blog

Category: Blog

Walmart Leads Online Grocers in Pickup, But Must Boost Subscription Ordering to Gain on Amazon
January 14, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

By Randy Hofbauer – 01/03/2019 Mega-retailer Walmart has proven itself to lead the grocery industry when it comes to click-and-collect, but it shines far less when it comes to subscription and repeat ordering for groceries – an area Amazon dominates – posing a significant opportunity, according to new research from Packaged Facts. According to the Rockville, Md.-based market
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Amazon Go could become $4 billion business
January 11, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Analyst says cashierless retail concept “could be a game changer” The sales opportunity for Amazon Go cashierless stores could top $4 billion by 2021 if reports on the high-tech retail concept’s expansion bear out, according to an RBC Capital Markets analysis. In a research note, RBC estimated average annual sales of $1.5 million apiece for
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Top 50 logistics conferences to attend in 2019
January 11, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

As the world’s economy continues to evolve and expand, so does the way we do business, particularly, the complex logistics with which companies use to deliver their goods. As new technologies and innovation are always on the horizon, logistics and supply chain leaders are always on the lookout for opportunities to connect with and learn
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What to expect from the CPG industry in 2019
January 10, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

                        Forced price hikes and focus on omnichannel experience are among forecasted trends from Acosta. The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is rapidly evolving, and a new year will usher in even more changes. Acosta, a sales and marketing agency in the CPG industry,
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Walmart gets Back to the Future of grocery shopping
January 9, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Walmart has created television commercials for Walmart Grocery Pickup and promoted the service in other ways, but with the service now available nationally and growing in both popularity and to even more locations this year, the company is kicking off 2019 with its biggest and first-ever cross-platform national marketing campaign for Walmart Grocery Pickup. The
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Why Amazon Can’t Continue To Be ‘The Everything Store’
January 9, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is growing tired of selling products referred to as CRaP, which is short for “Can’t Realize a Profit.” Originally designed to be “The Everything Store,” Amazon prided itself on being able to offer products that met the needs of customers globally. Unfortunately for Amazon, not all products are profitable to sell due to
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Health Canada releases draft regulations for edible cannabis products
January 8, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

New rules will place restrictions on cannabis-infused alcohol products and packaging By The Canadian Press  |  December 21, 2018 Canadians won’t be allowed to buy cannabis-infused booze when other marijuana-laced “edibles” become legal next fall, under new rules the federal government proposed Thursday. The regulations say cannabis-infused alcoholic products would not be permitted in Canada,
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What to Expect in Grocery Technology in 2019
January 7, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Grocers have long been the laggards in the retail technology game. That’s understandable, given the channel’s longtime traditional nature, narrow margins and reluctance to make huge investments in risky areas. Take a look at what’s happened over the past year, however, and you’ll see that grocers have made tremendous strides and are laying the foundations
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PepsiCo testing self-driving robot delivery
January 4, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Soda and snack maker is looking for fast convenient ways to reach more of its customers By The Associated Press  |  January 03, 2019 Forget vending machines, PepsiCo is testing a way to bring snacks directly to college students. The chip and beverage maker says it will start making deliveries with self-driving robots on Thursday
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