Amazon and Groceries: Why They Don’t Have the Advantage
In 2017, Amazon bought Whole Foods. Since then, it’s opened a handful of new Amazon Fresh grocery stores and plans many more, along with Amazon 4-star stores, lots of cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores, small Amazon Go grocery stores, and a few physical bookstores.
Instacart Taps Investment Banker as Finance Chief
Instacart Inc., the grocery-delivery service that is thriving amid the pandemic, named a new finance chief. Nick Giovanni, an investment-banking executive, will take over as chief financial officer Jan. 27, the company said Thursday.
Gorillas Raises $44M for Its German Dark Stores
Gorillas, a German dark stores startup, just raised $44M to fuel its expansion. Launched in January, Gorillas has grown fast and now expects to be available in 15 cities across Germany and Europe by the end of the first half of 2021.
Will Pandemic Gains Remain for Grocery E-Commerce?
Will the pandemic gains grocery e-commerce saw in 2020 remain in the new year? The Food Institute Podcast welcomed back BrickMeetsClick Chief Architect Bill Bishop to discuss the grocery e-commerce space at the end of the pandemic year.
Vision for Cold-Chain in 2021
Farming can no longer be relegated merely to serfdom functions of cultivation, rearing, harvesting or catching of produce. Production alone cannot be seen as a sufficient condition! The new favored approach includes ensuring that the production off farms is translated into wholesome delivery at demand side. A long overdue emphasis on post-production activities is coming to fore.