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Omnichannel Excellence: Navigating the Shopper-Centric Future of Grocery

Uncover essential strategies for grocers navigating the increasingly shopper-centric future, from the surge in digital sales to unlocking the potential of omnichannel shoppers.
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Kroger Q3 Resilience, Leading with Fresh and Embracing Digital Transformation

Kroger's third-quarter sales hit $34 billion, driven by the "Leading with Fresh" initiative, certifying 2,053 stores and emphasizing fresh produce. Digital engagement rose by 13%, with 69% of 2023 grocery sales digitally influenced. Kroger adapted its full-year sales projection to a range of 0.6% to 1%, demonstrating strategic flexibility.
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Why Grocers Must Adopt Dynamic Pricing for Growth and Customer Satisfaction

Explore the strategic imperative for grocers to embrace dynamic pricing in the competitive retail landscape. Discover the nuanced art of pricing strategies, AI's role in understanding shopper behavior, and the profound impact on customer satisfaction and loyalty.
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Future-Proofing Grocery : Deep Dive into AI Strategy Adopted by Grocers

Major retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Amazon, Target, Ahold Delhaize, and Costco strategically invest in AI, enhancing the shopper experience through tools like AI-powered assistants, personalized recommendations, and transformative self-checkout technologies.
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Walmart's Q3 Performance: Resilient Growth and E-Commerce Success

Walmart aims to ease consumer budgets by lowering food prices before the holidays, despite caution over a 5.2% revenue growth in Q3 2024. The retail giant anticipates a dip in holiday season spending.
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The Small Format Revolution: Shaping the Future of Grocery Retail

As consumer behavior undergoes dynamic shifts, grocery store formats are constantly evolving. Meeting the expectations of personalization and sustainability, grocery retailers are adopting diverse store formats and innovative strategies, influencing the ongoing evolution of grocery shopping.
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Green and Profitable: Role Grocery Retailers Play In Embracing Sustainability Metrics

Grocers play a pivotal role in elevating ESG standards in the industry; selecting the appropriate sustainability metrics aligning with the industry standards serve as a key differentiator for grocers aiming to enhance sustainability practices and set a higher benchmark.
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Amazon's Strong Growth and Strategic Investments in Q2 FY 2023

Amazon Q2 results for 2023 are progressive and highlight the company's firm commitment to cost efficiency and revenue expansion in this ever-changing dynamic omnichannel marketplace.
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5 Benefits of Reimagining Grocery Supply Chains: AI and Sustainability in the Gen Z Era

Consumers favor rewarding grocers for sustainability. Grocers prioritize sustainability, focusing on waste reduction, packaging improvement, and energy utilization, driven by significant AI investments.This article explores the benefits of an ai infused supply chain which will reap sustainable benefits to the grocers bottomline.
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11 Challenges of Building a Sustainable Grocery Supply Chain

This article explores the hurdles grocers encounter as they navigate the dynamic landscape of changing consumer behavior, stringent regulations, environmental concerns, and macroeconomic disruptions. It delves into the challenges they confront when striving to construct a sustainable supply chain.
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7 Strategies for Building an AI-Enabled Sustainable Supply Chain

Grocers are keen to integrate AI across their supply chains to enhance sustainability while cutting costs. They believe that AI will soon be embedded in most software and view improving sustainability as a top-level goal. In this article, we examine strategic areas where grocers can enhance sustainability and profitability by harnessing artificial intelligence.
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How can Grocers use AI and Tech to Create a Sustainable Green Supply Chain

This series explores the key elements transforming grocery supply chains into sustainable entities. Amid digital disruptions and changing consumer attitudes, it offers insights and solutions for the future.
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Five Disruptors Shaping the Future of Retail Media

The retail media industry is surging, offering grocers a substantial boost in media monetization. Investing in this sector is now a strategic necessity for staying competitive. The featured companies are instrumental in assisting grocers, enhancing their ROI through retail media.
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How Industry Titans Are Integrating Retail Media

For grocers, retail media is a crucial tool to connect with customers and actively elevate sales. Within the fiercely competitive arena, the realm of media monetization is thriving, evidenced by prominent grocery retailers either establishing an in-house media network or entrusting this responsibility to external retail partners. This article takes a deep dive into the tactics that key grocery sector participants embrace, shedding light on their investment directions and strategic choices.
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Navigating Challenges in Retail Media Networks

The rise of retail media networks (RMNs) is transforming digital advertising in retail, with a projected $45 billion investment by 2023. However, challenges include integrating diverse data sources, standardizing data for precise targeting, inconsistent campaign reporting, escalating competition for ad space, and talent scarcity.
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6 Advantages of Retail Media Networks: Unveiling New Opportunities for Brands and Retailers

Retail media networks revolutionize brand-consumer engagement, offering precise ad placement for strategic influence. Brands gain visibility, data insights, and ROI optimization, while retailers monetize media, leverage data, and establish partnerships. This dynamic interaction reshapes consumer experiences and drives revenue growth.
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Retail Media Networks: Enhancing Brand Visibility and Customer Engagement in the Digital Age

Retail media networks connect channels, helping brands showcase products and engage customers using data-driven strategies. They enhance brand visibility and require seamless integration and cross-functional collaboration for success.
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5 Trail-blazing Energy Disruptors

Energy cost management allows grocers to optimize profits while achieving a harmonious balance between profitability and sustainability. By exploring innovative approaches and adopting cutting-edge techniques, grocers can leverage energy efficiency to enhance their bottom line while minimizing their environmental impact.
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Unlock Cost Savings With Energy Efficient Solutions

Grocers increasingly recognize the importance of combating climate change and embracing sustainability as a crucial aspect of their operations. By adopting the latest sustainable solutions and participating in energy efficiency programs, grocers can reduce their operational costs and play a pivotal role in driving sustainability. Embracing these initiatives allows grocers to become leaders in environmental preservation and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
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Profitable Sustainability: How Energy Efficiency Is Saving Grocers Dollars

Balancing profitability and sustainability has emerged as a critical consideration, driven by the expectations of environmentally conscious shoppers. To retain customers and achieve cost-effectiveness, businesses must prioritize sustainability while maximizing profitability.
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5 TrailBlazing Smart Cart Disruptors

In the ever-evolving landscape of the omnichannel world, grocers are recognizing the importance of investing in profitable technologies to effectively engage with the new age shoppers and provide personalized convenience. Among these innovative solutions, the smart cart emerges as a valuable tool. This article highlights five startups that are making significant strides in this journey, revolutionizing the way grocers interact with their customers.
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Grocer's Smart Cart: Elevating the Customer Experience and Driving Efficiency

The rise of omnichannel experiences is transforming how grocery shoppers perceive in-store experiences. With retailers embracing technology and the demand for mixed formats that provide instant gratification, the integration of smart carts has gained significant traction. These versatile smart carts allow shoppers to conveniently select items in-store, enjoy frictionless checkouts, and even contribute to optimizing staff resources. Despite the potential benefits, grocers have reservations. This article delves into a comprehensive exploration of the obstacles grocers face and offers practical solutions to address these concerns head-on.
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Electrifying the In-Store Experience With Smart Carts

Smart carts equipped with artificial intelligence and computer vision technology are revolutionizing the in-store shopping experience, providing a click-a-button alternative experience for digitally savvy shoppers accustomed to the convenience of online shopping.
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Fostering Loyalty: How Conversational AI Assistants Enrich the Customer Experience

Customer loyalty for the new-age consumer is data-driven, with options manifold. Kickstart your customer loyalty and close the loop with advanced conversational chatbots. Attune your chatbots to maximize your sales, augmenting the human resource to address complex queries.
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Chatbots: Improving Seamless Interactions between Grocers and Centennials

Grocers must reassess the expectations of convenience for new-age shoppers. Centennials will be the largest cohort of shoppers in the decade; consumer experience for this generation lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence and finger-tip information at lightening speed.
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9 Can't-Miss Fundamentals When Choosing a Conversational Chatbot

Digital shoppers are the future, convenience is an expectation anywhere and anytime, and grocers need to revisit the medium of seamless interactions for this cohort of shoppers. Selecting a chatbot is expensive and all-consuming of resources. Deliberate research of the fundamentals is paramount before investing in the future of grocery retail.
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Optimizing Inventory: Robots in the Grocery Store

Digital consumers are on the rise, and tracking consumers' shopping preferences are pivotal to positive consumer experiences. Leveraging AI and the power of the cloud, grocers embrace robots in the fulfillment of orders and shelf monitoring.
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The Future of Grocery: Smart Robots for Seamless Shopping Experiences

Grocery robots are the future for next-gen inventory management solutions for changing consumer attitudes and shopping preferences. Shelf monitoring, hazard identification, and serving customers are some duties robots will embrace.
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Solving Grocers Inventory Woes: 6 Cutting Edge Companies

Discover the Doppio Disruptors transforming the grocery industry with smart inventory solutions powered by AI and ML preventing stock-outs and providing real-time visibility of stock levels. Their innovations are revolutionizing the way retailers monitor shelves ensuring positive customer experiences.
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Tailored to Match: How AI is Reshaping the Future of Personalization

Leveraging AI in this fiercely competitive world, grocers can engage shoppers in personalized tailor-made solutions to boost sales and provide positive shopping experiences.
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Closing the Waste Loop: 8 Ways Grocers Can Revolutionize Recycling

Grocers have a unique opportunity to positively impact food waste by implementing recycle, repurpose, and reduce programs. Discover how to implement and make the most of these initiatives.
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Savior Grocers: 6 Companies Upcycling Wasted Food

By offering upcycled food options grocers can help reduce harmful food waste while engaging with eco-conscious consumers and increasing profits.
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Recycling Transformation: 6 Companies at the Forefront of Reducing Waste

Recycling is not only a moral imperative but also a solid business decision. These six disruptors are revolutionizing the recycling landscape by offering sustainable solutions for a greener, more profitable tomorrow.
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5 Ways Innovative Packaging Can Help Unlock Digital Growth

By addressing critical gaps in package design, grocers can reduce their carbon footprint and environmental harm while increasing sales.
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Driving Towards Sustainable Packaging: What Grocers Can Do

Packaging is no longer about shopping bags and plastic bottles but a commitment to sustainable solutions. It needs to be a strategic piece of a company's sustainability efforts.
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8 Companies Leading the Charge with Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Packaging

Innovative production and packaging solutions can help grocers differentiate their brands in an ultra-competitive market. Discover how plastic waste can be reimagined.
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5 Ways Grocers Can Help Fight Food Waste

Food waste is a growing concern for environmentalists, economists, and the general public. Grocers can pave the path to a holistic and healthy planet through innovative tech partnerships and by educating and spreading awareness about the effects of food waste.
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CBD in Grocery: Innovation and Opportunities

There is a seismic shift in consumer attitudes toward accepting and awareness of cannabidiol products. Traditional grocers like Kroger, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Sprouts Farmers Market have introduced CBD products in states where it is legal.
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Grocer’s Dilemma - Revisiting Centennial Shopping Climate

The oxymoron of shopping is the fluctuating state of the Gen Xer and grocers need to alternate at the cusp of what encapsulates the Centennial. Let’s deep dive in the anticipated and emerging trends for 2023.
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One Stop Shop - Palatable and Delectable Wellness Grocer

The next-generation of loyalty and brand includes the many aspects of health that can be treated in the grocery basket. Multi-utility value in a single offering has become the differentiator of the future.
Executive Perspective

Reinventing Data Management in the Grocery Industry: Insights from Stibo Systems CEO Adrian Carr

Explore how Stibo Systems is transforming grocery retail with innovative data management. CEO Adrian Carr shares their unique approach focusing on data acquisition, management, and sharing, enhancing customer experiences and addressing key industry challenges.
Executive Perspective

Cust2mate's Hybrid Smart Carts: Elevating Shopper Security and Operational Efficiency

Guy Mordoch, CEO of Cust2mate, sheds light on the distinctive approach his company takes, leveraging digital technology to elevate customer experiences in the dynamic realm of smart carts within the grocery sector.
Executive Perspective

Shopic's AI-Embedded Smart Cart Solution: Enhancing the In-Store Customer Experience

Shopic’s CEO, Raz Golan, Unveils Innovative Smart Cart Solution: Transforming Shopping Experiences with AI Integration. Discover how Shopic’s “Shop-E” clip-on device turns carts into smart companions, elevating in-store experiences to an e-commerce level. Read more in our exclusive interview with Grocery Doppio.
Executive Perspective

Brightpick’s AI-Powered Robots Drive Unprecedented Cost Savings

In this exclusive interview, Jan Zizka, CEO and co-founder of Brightpick, shares insights into warehouse automation and its impact on achieving e-grocery profitability. Discover the strategies and innovations helping grocers meet the growing digital demands while optimizing costs and enhancing customer satisfaction.
Executive Perspective

Improving Cart Sizes with Conversational AI Assistants: A Conversation with Blutag's CEO Shilp Agarwal

Grocery Doppio spoke with Blutag CEO Shilp Agarwal about the company's revolutionary generative AI conversational intelligence platform and its ability to optimize cart sizes for grocers while harnessing the potential of impulse purchases.
Executive Perspective

Driving Digital Revenue With Personalization: An In-Depth Interview with Halla Founders Gabriel Nipote, Henry Michaelson, and Spencer Price.

In this exclusive interview, the founders of Halla provide valuable insights into their distinctive taste intelligence platform and its transformative influence on the intersection of AI and food. Discover how the platform empowers grocery retailers to enhance their sales and boost average cart sizes.
Executive Perspective

Turning Waste Into Food: A Conversation with Matriark Foods Founder Anna Hammond

Matriark Foods founder Anna Hammond shares insights into the upcycled supply chain and how her company turns what was previously wasted into nutritious food.
Executive Perspective

Personalizing the Meridian of Technology and Human Sentiment: An Interview with CEO BIRDZI, Shekar Raman

Shekar Raman, the founder of Birdzi, offers valuable insights on personalizing the shopping experience. By delving into individual shopper characteristics, grocers have a deeper understanding of demand and can generate actionable insights.
Executive Perspective

Empowering Grocers Through Automation: A Conversation with Mikko Kärkkäinen, Co-Founder and CEO, RELEX Solutions

Mikko Kärkkäinen, co-founder and CEO of RELEX Solutions, provides insight into the supply chain challenges grocers face and the company's transformative approach to leveraging data to understand customer behavior better.
Executive Perspective

Visionary Transformation to a Plastic-Free World: Interview with Benjamin Stern

Nohbo founder Benjamin Stern shares insights about game-changing water-soluble technology and his vision of building a plastic-free sustainable future.
Executive Perspective

Ingenious Cashew Meat: An Exclusive Interview with Alana Lima

Caju Love co-founder Alana Lima shares insights into upcycled and sustainable food as an alternative to meat. The innovation enables grocers to offer vegan meat to eco-conscious consumers and help reduce agricultural waste in the cashew industry.
Executive Perspective

Breaking Down Food Waste: An Exclusive Interview with Katherine Sizov

Strella Biotechnology founder Katherine Sizov shares insights into how her company’s proprietary data enables grocers to make smarter decisions in the food supply chain, reducing food waste.
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Doppio 5: NRF Recap

Explore NRF 2024's highlights in Doppio 5, featuring innovative grocery tech like electronic shelf labels, smart carts, AI, food service innovations, and Rock and Roll Underground.
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Top 5 Grocery News for 2023

Explore the top trends for digital grocery in 2023 including omnichannel shopping, impact of inflation and third-party sales.
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Doppio 5: Top 5 Grocery News for October 2023

Dive deep into grocery’s current state of sustainability, Whole Foods’ Top 10 Food Trends, grocery’s digital maturity, and the tech-powered workforce.
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Driving Revenue for Grocers; Halla's insights

In this exclusive video, Grocery Doppio offers valuable insights into the unique taste intelligence platform developed by Halla
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Doppio 5: Top 5 Grocery News for May 2023

Learn about the decrease in grocery price, Wakefern’s new sampling tech, New York’s ongoing wine debate, Trader Joe’s new CEO, and AI in Grocery.
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