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Greggs brings home delivery service to two London sites

16 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Delivery is free but there is a £20 minimum order threshold


Convibo adds Tesco to 1-hr delivery service Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Convibo will begin delivering Tesco products to London customers within the space of an hour next week

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Hello Fresh launches 'revolution' with new Tube adverts

09 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The campaign launched on New Year’s Eve and runs throughout January

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Just Eat to swallow rival Hungryhouse in £200m deal Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

An extra £40m could be added to the sum depending on delivery service’s performance

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Blueberry wine and batter top 2016 Google food searches Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Battered fish, Yorkshire puddings and mashed potato were the top three most popular ‘how to’ search queries

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Amazon completes first drone delivery Video Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The test marks a significant step forward in the rollout of the online giant’s Prime Air service


Quiqup to deliver Burger King food direct to customers Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Burger King customers will be able to use the company’s own site to order food, which will be delivered by Quiqup drivers

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Christmas grocery spend and online orders forecast to rise Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Shoppers are expected to splash out £20.6bn in the supermarkets this year

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Amazon to provide Magic Breakfast charity with 700,000 meals

09 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Magic Breakfast provides food such as bagels, cereals, juice and porridge to 467 schools in disadvantaged areas

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Costco invests in major improvements for online Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler said it was investing in the merchandising, functionality and distribution of its online business

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Iceland kicks off search for more home delivery drivers Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The frozen food specialist is advertising nearly 240 vacancies for permanent drivers

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Amazon Go checkout-free stores poised for UK launch Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The online giant recently trademarked ‘Amazon Go’ in the UK now includes Lidl lines and prices Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Lidl is the 15th retailer to join the comparison site behind chains such as Aldi, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, M&S and Morrisons

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Amazon unveils checkout-free convenience store Video Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The new store is based in Seattle and currently in beta testing

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One Stop offers retailers free e-learning and people scheme

05 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The kit aims to get franchisees and their staff members in line with Trading Standards legislation

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Go Compare launches Deal Finder desktop supermarket app Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

App designed to help customers manage threat of rising post-Brexit food costs

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Tesco launches further expansion of PayQwiq digital wallet

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer will award up to 500 Clubcard points as an incentive for first-time users

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Boom in recipe box and takeaway delivery services Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Research by Cardlytics shows 65% increase in spend on recipe boxes and 45% on takeaway delivery services

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Asda spoofs Black Friday violence with mannequin challenge Video

24 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has launched a spoof Black Friday video, sending up the scenes of violence two years ago at one of its stores


Spar retailer Paul Stone launches booze service with Deliveroo Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Spar retailer Paul Stone has set up an alcohol delivery network from his stores through Deliveroo

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Tesco backtracks on Black Friday next-day click & collect promise Subscription

23 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer has also warned customers to expect likely delivery delays

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Lidl launches 'Social Price Drop' campaign for Twitter users Video

21 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

In the first week Lidl is offering to cut the price of a cooked lobster to £2.99

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Only half Black Friday offers are the real deal, says Which? Subscription

16 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

An investigation by Which? found 49% of ‘sale’ products were cheaper in the months before or after last year’s event

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Amazon Fresh offering discounts on independent suppliers' foods Subscription

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Discounts of between 20% and 50% are being offered on a total of 374 items, including premium cheese, meat and fish

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Morrisons widens Amazon partnership with Prime Now store-pick service Subscription

16 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty, Edward Devlin

Amazon Prime customers can now order a full Morrisons shop via the Prime Now app

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Amazon Go is exciting but also full of challenges

06 Dec 2016 | By Neville Payne

What happens if the IT system goes down and no one can pay, asks Neville Payne of Checkpoint Systems

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Do recipe box schemes stack up? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Recipe boxes are growing in popularity, but amid growing competition do they stack up financially and gastronomically?

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Why recipe box companies haven’t bagged more shoppers Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Recipe box schemes are growing fast but their market share remains tiny

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Ugly fruit and veg is beautiful

14 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Primping and preening our dinners to make them camera-ready for Instagram is now a national pastime, but only with the right-looking type of veg

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Ocado is sure to get more sophisticated than the Peroni button Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

‘Push the Peroni’ may look like copycat technology, but it is a sign of things to come

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Amazon’s c-store may be a novelty, but it shows its obsession with grocery Subscription

12 Oct 2016 | By James Halliwell

Jaws hit the floor this morning when the Wall Street Journal claimed Amazon is planning to open real-life grocery stores

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The apps that are changing the face of shopping Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

After years of talk and trials, the big four are rolling out smartphone apps designed for the shop floor


Sainsbury's wins online Grocer 33 with super-fast ordering Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Victoria Goodsell

Despite the steep delivery charge, Sainsbury’s impressed with 100% availability and a super-fast order time

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Sainsbury's Clodagh Moriarty on winning the G33 Online Subscription

06 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The rollout of the online shopping app in May was a big move because our customers shop across lots of channels and device

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Six key messages from Mike Coupe on Sainsbury's strategy Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Sainsbury’s CEO was upbeat about strategy today, despite a 1.1% fall in like-for-likes

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Sainsbury’s rolls out fourth ‘emergencies’ service with charming cycling scheme Subscription

27 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Sainsbury’s has launched a brainwave of a money-spinner that doesn’t involve buying up 1980s high street brands

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Digital is the way forward for loyalty Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Steve Parfett

Despite looking at several loyalty propositions I have not found one yet that can be made to work in c-stores

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