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Shalmali Prakash

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Ahold Delhaize's Market Share Growth in Q1 2023 Highlights Trust in Local Brands

Ahold Delhaize has announced a solid start to the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, reflecting the trust and confidence customers have in its local brands. The company's international portfolio of leading local brands has provided operational bandwidth, financial stability, and the ability to navigate short-term market volatility effectively.
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AI in Grocery Session Recap: Turn Your Assortment Into Your Greatest Asset

A thought-provoking panel discussion titled "Turn Your Assortment Into Your Greatest Asset" was recently held as part of Grocery Doppioā€™s "AI in Grocery" virtual event. Moderated by Tim Denman, chief editor of Grocery Doppio, the panel featured notable figures in the grocery realm - Kirk Ball, EVP and CIO at Giant Eagle, and Suzy Monford, CEO of Food Sport International.
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AI in Grocery Session Recap: Automating Groceryā€™s Futureā€

Led by our expert panelists, Amanda Oren (Good Food Holdings), James Frank (Toshiba), and Tim Denman (Grocery Doppio), Grocery Doppioā€™s "AI in Grocery" virtual event featured an engaging panel discussion focused on the current state of automation in grocery stores and the boundless possibilities that arise when artificial intelligence (AI) is integrated into the enterprise.
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Kroger's Q1 FY 2023 Highlights: Sustained Growth, Enhanced Customer Experience, and Commitment to Value

Kroger commenced the year with a strong performance in Q1 FY 2023, showcasing the effectiveness of its go-to-market strategy. Despite prevailing challenges such as high inflation, reduced SNAP dollars, and economic uncertainty, Kroger successfully navigated the landscape.
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Amazon Surpasses Expectations with Impressive Revenue Growth and Cost Optimization

Amazon, the global e-commerce and technology giant, announced its impressive financial results for the first quarter of FY 2023. With a focus on revenue growth, cost optimization, and strategic investments, Amazon showcased its ability to adapt to changing market dynamics and customer demands.
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BJ's Wholesale Posts Strong Results, Driven by Member-Centric Model and Strategic Initiatives

In the first quarter of fiscal 2023, BJ's Wholesale Club showcased its strong performance and continued growth, underscoring the success of its member-centric model and strategic initiatives. The launch of the co-brand credit card program, aimed at driving higher member lifetime values and market share gains, played a significant role in achieving these milestones.
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Costco Wholesale Reports Strong Sales Growth as It Streamlines Operations

In the third quarter of fiscal 2023, Costco Wholesale Corporation demonstrated resilience and achieved significant milestones despite various challenges in the retail industry. Net sales for the quarter reached $52.6 billion, marking a 1.9% increase compared to $51.61 billion in the previous year's third quarter.
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Target Reports Strong Q1 Performance Amid Challenging Economic Climate

Total sales for Q1 increased by 0.5%, driven by flat comparable sales and the benefit of sales in new locations. Target's profitability exceeded expectations, even in the face of persistent inflation and rising interest rates.
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Walmart's Strong Q1 Performance Driven by Sales Growth and Profit Expansion

Walmart has reported impressive achievements in the first quarter of fiscal year 2024. With a focus on driving sales growth, enhancing profitability, and leveraging its omnichannel model, Walmart has demonstrated strong performance across its global operations.
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3 Major Players Leveraging In-Store Media Networks in Digital Grocery

While the popularity of online retail media networks soared during the pandemic, in-store media network opportunities have returned at scale as well. This article looks at how some of the key players, like Walmart, Kroger, and Ahold Delhaize, are leveraging in-store media networks.
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4 Challenges of In-Store Media Networks in Digital Grocery

Leveraging media networks in physical stores has been a staple for a while now. However, it is also critical to understand the challenges that come along with it. This can help better prepare the grocers before investing in in-store media networks.
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4 Benefits of In-Store Media Networks in Digital Grocery

Physical stores can greatly benefit from retail media networks by leveraging shopper behavior insight to command advertising dollars accordingly. This article brings you some of the key benefits of incorporating in-store media networks.
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4 Major Players Leveraging In-Store Experience in Digital Grocery

Leading grocers are pioneers in leveraging the in-store experience in a way that tremendously improves customer engagement. This article explores how major players like Kroger, Walmart, Target, and Ahold Delhaize are cashing in on the in-store experience.
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4 In-Store Experience Challenges in Digital Grocery

The in-store experience is definitely an advantage for brick-and-mortar retail. However, grocers face many challenges to ensure this differentiating experience is brought to their customers. This article looks at some of these challenges.
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4 Benefits of an Enhanced In-Store Experience in Digital Grocery

The bottom line is that consumers are looking for a seamless experience. Technology can empower grocery retailers to adapt by streamlining store operations. As creating an in-store experience becomes increasingly essential for grocers, we look at some of its key benefits.
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4 Major Players Leveraging Personalization in the Digital Grocery Industry

This article discusses how major players like Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons, and Ahold Delhaize are leveraging personalization to become a favorite among customers.
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5 Challenges of Personalization in the Digital Grocery Industry

While the benefits of personalization are many, seamless execution can be tricky. This article looks at some of the challenges digital grocers face while instituting a personalization initiative.
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4 Benefits of Personalization in Digital Grocery Industry

Offering unique and tailored experiences to customers, or ā€˜personalization,ā€™ is a critical capability that will separate the leaders from the laggards. This article looks at four key benefits of personalization in the digital grocery industry.
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Kroger Delivers Robust Results with Nimble & Customer-Focused Approach

Since the announcement of the ā€˜Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digitalā€™ strategy at its 2020 Investor Day, Kroger has made significant progress. With no compromise on value, selection, quality, or convenience, Kroger offers customers a fresh, cost-effective, and seamless shopping experience.
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Loblaw Moves Ahead with Focus on Retail Excellence & Careful Expenditure Management

Loblaw Companies Limited concluded the year with another quarter of steady operational and financial results. The company continued to produce robust earnings growth due to its emphasis on retail excellence and careful expenditure management.
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Ocado Powers Through Spending & Consumer Crisis with Ocado:ReImagined

Ocado revealed seven significant innovations last year under the umbrella name Ocado Re:Imagined, which the company expects to further alter the economics of the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) for partners and Ocado Group.
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Targetā€™s Innovative Fulfillment Approach Leads to Unprecedented Growth

Target's business strategy puts stores at the forefront of its flexible fulfillment approach, fulfilling more than 96% of total sales. In-store sales have increased from $84.9 billion in 2021 to $87.6 billion in 2022. Digital sales have increased from $19.7 billion in 2021 to $20.0 billion in 2022.
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Walmartā€™s Unified Commerce Approach Allows It to Flourish in Challenging Environment

Walmart delivered a solid finish to the year, acting aggressively and quickly in the previous two quarters to offset the company's cost and inventory challenges last year. Walmart increased global sales by $38 billion in fiscal '23, surpassing $600 billion in revenue for the first time in its history.
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Tesco's 2022 Transformation: How New Strategies and Financial Growth Are Shaping the Future of Retail

Tesco turned the pages on a new chapter in 2022. With new strategic priorities and purpose, Tesco strives to build on its existing work and be even more competitive moving forward. Tescoā€™s group sales accounted for $65.8 billion, 3% up from $64.1 billion in 2021.
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Costco Continues To Thrive Despite A Challenging Business Environment

Through the years, Costco has kept its mission the same - to provide its members with quality goods and services at the lowest prices. With this mission, Costco continues to thrive despite a challenging business environment.
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4 Major Players Leveraging Channel Optimization in the Digital Grocery Industry

An ideal channel optimization strategy allows grocers to serve consumers no matter where they are and offers the most convenient means to shop for groceries. Find out how leading grocers like Kroger, Walmart, and others leverage channel optimization.
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4 Challenges of Channel Optimization in the Digital Grocery Industry

To fully reap the benefits of channel optimization, grocers also need to cross many hurdles in the path. In this article, we look at some of the biggest challenges faced by grocery retailers.
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5 Benefits of Channel Optimization in the Digital Grocery Industry

Channel optimization has been thrust to the forefront as grocers keep up with the changing customer expectations and overall behavior. In this article, we explore some of the benefits of channel optimization in the digital grocery industry.
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Amazonā€™s Customer-Centric Approach Keeps It Ahead of the Curve

Most businesses struggled to keep up with unprecedented challenges when COVID-19 hit. However, Amazonā€™s customer-centric approach has helped the company differentiate itself from its contemporaries in difficult times, and the company continued to expand and grow significantly.
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Alberstons Recap 2022: Major Milestones

Albertsons has embarked on a new multifaceted digital approach. Here is a look at some of Albertsonsā€™ significant landmarks.
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Amazon Recap 2022: Major Milestones

While Amazon already had a massive presence in the market, its sheer size and reach post-pandemic are almost impossible to imagine. As Amazon emerged more robust than ever, it hit many landmarks. Here is a look at some of Amazonā€™s milestones in 2022.
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Target Recap 2022: Major Milestones

In 2022, Target hit many milestones to gain customer loyalty. Hereā€™s a look at some of these milestones.
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Walmart 2022 Recap: Major Milestones

In its pursuit to serve its customers better, Walmart has hit many milestones in the past year. Here is a look at some of Walmart's major milestones.
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Kroger Recap 2022: Major Milestones

As a company that is committed to providing a seamless customer experience with no compromise on quality, selection, or convenience, Kroger hit many milestones last year. Here is a look at some of Krogerā€™s major milestones.
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Target Continues to Serve its Customers Despite an Increasingly Challenging Backdrop

Target's top line continues to profit from growth in guest traffic and unit share gains across all of the company's main categories as a result of the growing level of trust that Target has built with its customers over the last few years.
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Walmart Strives to Manage Costs Despite Strong Sales Growth in Rising inflation

Walmart is striving to position itself to prosper irrespective of demand levels through the value and experience the company gives and the way Walmart is positioning its inventory and expenses. Walmart plans to continue managing its costs despite its strong sales growth in a sustainable manner.
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Kroger Continues to Soar with its Fresh & Digital Growth Strategy

Kroger announced strong results in the third quarter of 2022, driven by the ā€œLeading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digitalā€ strategy. With no compromise on quality, selection, or convenience, Kroger continues to provide a seamless customer experience by delivering fresh and affordable food.
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Top 7 Trends Shaping the Future of Online Grocery Industry in 2023

With such massive digital transformations, what lies ahead has become one of the biggest questions plaguing the minds of the grocery industry in the recent past. Here are some of the trends that will shape the future of the online grocery industry in 2023.
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Walmart Expands Drone Delivery Service to Arizona, Florida, and Texas

Walmart will have 34 locations for its DroneUp delivery service, giving it the potential to serve 4 million households in the United States spread across six states: Arizona, Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Virginia, and Utah.
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5 Benefits of Automation in Digital Grocery Industry

In this article, we bring to you some of the key benefits of automation in the entire digital grocery space.
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Grocery Outlet Uses Cloud Analytics to Enhance Refrigeration

Grocery Outlet will utilize the Axiom apps to increase refrigeration uptime, lower refrigerant leak rates, and create additional revenue through automated demand response.
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Leading eCommerce Platform Mercato Launches Thriving Community Programs to Increase Healthy Food Access

The nation's top eCommerce platform for independent grocers, Mercato, has unveiled a new effort to increase access to healthy foods and promote financial stability in low-income neighborhoods.
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Targetā€™s Innovative Larger Format Store to Drive Same-Day Fulfillment Services

With approximately 150,000 square feet of area, Target's new larger-format stores are more than 20,000 square feet bigger than the chain average.
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Uber and Grocery Outlet Grow On-Demand Grocery Delivery Nationwide

Today, Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. and Uber Technologies, Inc. announced the growth of their collaboration, boosting on-demand and prearranged grocery delivery across the nation.
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Kroger Expands to the Greater Detroit Area

The CFC, which is run by the Ocado Group, will transform the customer experience in the greater Detroit area by utilizing cutting-edge robotics technology and innovative solutions.
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Samā€™s Club Announced Nation-wide Rollout of Robotic Inventory Scanners

Sam's ClubĀ®, a part of Walmart Inc. and a premier membership warehouse club, announced the completion of a nationwide, chain-wide roll out of 'Inventory Scan' towers.
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Loblaw, DoorDash Continue to Expand its On-Demand Grocery Delivery Services

Customers may now purchase groceries for delivery from more than 1,100 Loblaw banner shops, including LoblawsĀ®, Real Canadian SuperstoreĀ®, Shoppers Drug MartĀ®, ProvigoĀ®, Atlantic SuperstoreĀ®, and Maxi & CieĀ®, directly on the DoorDash Marketplace app.
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Walmart Pushes Forward in Automation Race

With the acquisition of Alert Innovation, Walmart has announced a development in the advancement of its supply chain and MFCs.
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Instacartā€™s New Venture to Help Boost Nutritional Security

Instacart, North America's largest grocery technology company, has introduced Instacart Health, a broad new project aimed at providing the ingredients for healthier living.
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5 Challenges faced by Grocers while Leveraging Consumer Data

Consumer data empowers grocers to both retain existing consumers and gain new ones. However, consumer data can also bring in its own set of challenges for grocers. In this article, we examine some of these challenges.
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5 Biggest Digital Grocery Industry Players in Category Management

There are many grocers in the industry who have created a benchmark with effective digital category management. Here, we bring you some of these massive digital grocery industry players.
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6 Benefits of Category Management in the Digital Grocery Industry

Here, in this article, we explore some of the key benefits of category management in the digital grocery industry.
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5 Largest Third-Party Delivery Providers that are Empowering Grocers

In this article, we bring some of these largest third-party delivery providers that are empowering companies in their pursuit of navigating this digital disruption.
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5 Challenges of Third-Party Delivery Faced by Grocery Retailers

Every good thing comes with its own set of hurdles, and third-party delivery solutions are no exception. Here, we bring you 5 challenges that grocers face as they embrace third-party delivery platforms.
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6 Challenges Faced by Grocers while Expanding their Micro-Fulfillment Potential

Like any strategy, Micro-Fulfillment Centers also come with their own set of challenges, which are often overlooked. Here, we bring some of the biggest challenges that grocery retailers face while expanding their micro-fulfillment potential.
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6 Largest Companies that are Changing the Game with Micro-Fulfillment Centers

Micro-Fulfillment Centers can take advantage of automation to bring down both picking time and fulfillment costs. Here, we bring you six of the largest companies that are emerging as game-changers in this space.
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6 Benefits of Third-Party Delivery in Online Grocery Shopping

As grocers increasingly shift their focus toward improving digital execution, we shed light on the six benefits of third-party delivery that are enabling grocers to gain a competitive edge in the market.
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There is a shift in the way grocery retailers are operating their businesses nowadays. One of the latest trends includes rapid grocery delivery, which the grocery companies are trying to fulfill by opening micro-fulfillment centers.
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