Amazon Fresh

AmazonFresh 14% cheaper than nearest supermarket rival on brands Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online giant undercut Asda by 14% and the rest of the big four by more than 20% in Profitero study

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Amazon grocery sales soar 30% thanks to drinks and snacks Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sales reached £25m in the first quarter of 2017, up £5.8m year on year

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Sainsbury's adds Russell Athletic sportswear to online range Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range goes live on Sainsbury’s Tu clothing site today

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Amazon Fresh adds 'foodie trends' section

12 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The section includes foods that Amazon has identified as the ‘newest and coolest’

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A fifth of UK consumers have purchased alcohol online Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The many convenient attributes of online shopping bode well for alcohol sales on the internet says report

HelloFresh

HelloFresh unveils premium option for standard subscribers

11 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From this month, customers can receive one premium meal per week without any increase in subscription price

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Ocado weighs up express delivery service with third parties

10 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Ocado’s James Matthews said the retailer was interested in one-hour delivery

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Asda plans more technology to speed up ToYou click & collect service Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Asda is also looking into technology that would alert the click & collect desk when customers arrive in the store car park

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Deliveroo opens kitchens to help restaurants grow takeaway Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Deliveroo Editions programme offers third parties access to its 30 new kitchens across the country

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Gousto to offer seven-day-a-week delivery service

04 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Move will enable Gousto to offer more delivery windows than its closest competitor Hello Fresh

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European pizza delivery giant Telepizza to launch in the UK Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The first outlet in Hounslow will be followed by nine company-owned restaurants and two franchise sites

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Amazon calls on brands to sell directly to shoppers Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online giant will reportedly tell big manufacturers in a May meeting that the future lies outside supermarkets

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Amazon rolls out drive-through grocery stores in Seattle Video

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The stores will eventually open exclusively to Prime members

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Riverford adds 'light' options to recipe box lineup

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Latest addition to four-strong range of recipe boxes, launched in 2014…

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Deliveroo targets office lunch trade with employee gift cards Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The initiative is part of Deliveroo’s business arm, which launched in September

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Google plans to roll out more voice-activated payments Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Trial of hands-free app with 100 merchants completed last month

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Waitrose and John Lewis kick off annual tech disruptor hunt Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Applications for JLAB will open tomorrow and close at midnight on 30 April…

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JJ Food Service urges restaurants to invest in online ordering

28 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

In the last year, delivery sales rose by 10% compared with just 1% for eating out, according to NPD Group

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Recipe box service HelloFresh launches meal kits in Sainsbury’s

27 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

HelloFresh is introducing £10 meal kits for two into 35 Sainsbury’s stores in London and the South East

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Hubbub urges customers to use 'like-minded' Market Porter Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Hubbub was forced to close its doors earlier this month

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Norseland to supply cheese for blogger's Advent calendar

23 Mar 2017 | By Beth Gault

Hobson, of sowrongitsnom.com, said the calendar would launch in time for Christmas

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Mondelez brands unlikely to get Amazon Dash buttons in UK Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

SupplIer said there was current insuffient UK consumer interest in the model

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Wellocks cuts out substitutions with live online ordering Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Customers registered to Wellocks’ online system have a unique PIN to access the system

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Swoope app allows restaurant coffee chain pre-ordering

22 Mar 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Swoope, currently live in Birmingham, is working with independent bars and food-to-go retailers like Costa Coffee

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Startups will thrive on direct sale to shoppers says Amazon Subscription

22 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“An emerging wave of brands like Cards Against Humanity and Stand Steady want to go directly to consumers”

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How Amazon is radically changing grocery pricing - video Video

13 Apr 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants argues it’s not the discounters that grocers need to worry about. It’s Amazon

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Amazon's algorithms are in control of UK grocery's margins Video

13 Apr 2017 | By David Sables

It’s not the discounters that are the biggest threat to traditional grocers. It’s Amazon

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Will Deliveroo RooBox deliver the real deal?

12 Apr 2017

When is a Gourmet Burger Kitchen avocado bacon burger a Deliveroo avocado bacon burger?

Quipup

The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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The benefits of next-level data interrogation

09 Mar 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Sometimes, we obsess about day-to-day performance to the detriment of bigger changes

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Lessons from this weekend’s ordering meltdown at Sainsbury’s Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Sainsbury’s handled the chaos well overall - but it could have done with being a bit more proactive

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Which brands are getting it right on social media? Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The industry has recruited many social media followers and fans – but how can they actually engage with them?

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Smartphones are the best way to encourage shopper engagement Video

23 Feb 2017 | By Tim Mason

Retailers and grocers need to seize the opportunity to engage with shoppers in store through mobile

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Deliveroo: a pick-me-up for the traditional c-store? Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Volumes are still small but convenience retailers see big potential

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Online brand loyalty may be automatically boring

09 Feb 2017

I think it’s overly optimistic to believe that the future of retail will be shopping online

Amazon Fresh

Amazon is quick to experiment but its expansion into UK grocery will be slow Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Since it started pursuing the UK grocery market in 2015, Amazon’s every move has provoked prophecies of doom

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It's time for retailers to master mobile

08 Feb 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

In the smartphone era consumers are now almost umbilically attached to their devices



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