Grocery Delivery Digest

December 29, 2020

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

In light of the recent holiday, this has been a pretty light week as far as the quantity of news goes, but the quality is as good as ever! Driverless vehicles are emerging in the grocery delivery field. Nuro’s beginnings in California food delivery is evidence of this growing trend – a trend definitely worth watching closely. Otherwise, GoPuff is looking like it will play a serious role in distributing vaccines.

We hope you had a Merry Christmas weekend! We’re grateful for your support. Please, enjoy the rest of your week, and enjoy your Grocery Delivery Digest.

Issue #36

Online Grocery Delivery Service Farmstead To Open Service in Nashville

The Bay Area-based grocer has picked Nashville as its fourth major market.


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Nuro Set To Be California's First Driverless Delivery Dervice

California has given the go-ahead for a commercial driverless delivery service for the first time.


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GoPuff To Start Delivering At-Home COVID-19 Tests On Demand

Delivery service goPuff announced on Monday that it teamed up with Purlab to offer on-demand, at-home COVID-19 testing kits.


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How FreshDirect Delivers 100,000 Grocery Orders Across NYC Each Week

With stay-at-home orders in place in New York City beginning in March, e-grocer FreshDirect saw an unprecedented spike in demand for online grocery deliveries.


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Fast-Growing Mercato Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Mercato has tapped Jean-Michel Boujon, formerly VP at car-sharing company Getaround, as its new chief marketing officer, the grocery e-commerce company announced in a press release Tuesday.


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Albertsons, Takeoff Technologies Partner on Grocery E-Commerce

Albertsons Companies and Takeoff Technologies are teaming up to collaborate on the future of grocery micro-fulfillment centers (MFCs). The two companies have decided to form a strategic partnership with dedicated teams to collaborate on the evolution of MFC capabilities to drive the future of e-commerce order fulfillment.


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Warehouse Anywhere Launches First Micro-Fulfillment Center in Partnership with Deliverr

Life Storage, Inc., (NYSE: LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self-storage properties, announced today the launch of a micro-fulfillment center in Las Vegas, by its subsidiary, Warehouse Anywhere.


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Supermarkets Airlifting Fruit and Vegetables to UK Amid Shortage Fears

Supermarkets and their suppliers are planning an unprecedented airlift of fresh fruit and vegetables into the UK next week amid fears the lifting of a French blockade will not prevent some shortages in stores.


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talabat Is Now Available on the HUAWEI AppGallery in the UAE

The new talabat app comes fully integrated with Huawei Mobile Services allowing consumers to take full advantage of the app on their Huawei devices.


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"This System Was As Good or Better Than Anyone Else's and the Price Is Much Better"

COVID-19 has provided many challenges for fresh produce companies in 2020, but one Australian avocado and citrus producer has self-installed its new fruit sorting machine over a video call.


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Woolies Dash Takes on Checkers in the Same-Day Delivery Arena

It’s official: Woolworths is coming for Checkers and other retail outlet delivery systems, with its new same-day delivery service – Woolies Dash.


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The Year for Grocery Delivery Services

As the year comes to a close, take a look back at what 2020 meant for grocery delivery services.


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Instacart Looked Like a Savior. Now Stores Aren’t So Sure.

Some supermarkets plan to stick with delivery service despite fees; Instacart says it lets grocers expand e-commerce without building their own infrastructure.


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Local Fulfillment – Then and Now

Especially since the start of the pandemic, we have seen how local fulfillment has changed.


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How To Build a Grocery Delivery App Like Instacart?

The grocery supply solutions like Instacart, Grofers, and Bigbasket have already taken the on-demand grocery market by a storm. That said, the present trend shows a promising future for grocery mobile delivery apps.


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