Sam's Club Rolls Out Curbside Pickup Across the US
Sam’s Club is deploying curbside pickup service to all of its 597 locations in the United States, the Walmart-owned membership warehouse chain announced in a press release. The company expects the roll-out to be complete by the end of June.
Bloomin’ Returns Dine-In to About Three-Quarters of U.S. Company Units
Bloomin’ Brands Inc., parent to the Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Kitchen and other brands, has reopened dine-in capacity at about three-quarters of its U.S. restaurants and expects to have some indoor seating at “substantially all” of its domestic dining rooms by the end of June, the company said Thursday.
Instacart Surges Past Walmart in Online Grocery Market
According to a new report in The Information based on purchasing data gathered by Second Measure, Instacart’s explosive growth during the COVID-19 pandemic has not just been remarkable in isolation—but in relationship to its competitors, including Walmart, Shipt, Amazon, FreshDirect, and PeaPod.
COVID-19 Consumer Habits: A Look at Shifting Retail Trends
Blue Yonder recently conducted two 1,000-person U.S. consumer surveys — one over March 18-19, 2020, and one over April 17-18, 2020 — to identify changes in consumer sentiment month-over-month. Unsurprisingly, as the crisis raged on, so did consumers’ shopping habit shifts.
Old-Fashioned Milk Delivery Making a Comeback
The once-familiar tinkle of glass bottles at dawn is missing, as are the distinctive trucks and the crisp white uniforms of their drivers, but in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, home milk-delivery is experiencing a renaissance in the Philadelphia area.