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Online display ad study reveals payoff across supermarkets

12 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Every £1 spend on online display ads delivered an average £1.94 in sales

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Lidl launches festive emoji game through Facebook Camera app

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

Brian Blessed provides animated voiceover instructions in a ‘how to’ video on Lidl UK’s Facebook page

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UberEats and Leon link for 'fix up feast' hangover delivery Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Emily Bright

UberEats is giving away the first 200 orders for free when customers enter a promotional code…

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Anger as Tesco overrides online accounts to accept substitutions Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move has led to a stream of complaints from shoppers angry at the settings being changed without their consent…

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Snow across UK disrupts online grocery orders Subscription

11 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s has warned of potential delays due to adverse road conditions

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Dublin delivery service Buymie sources funds for UK launch Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Start-up has raised £328,700 on Crowdcube in 10 days 

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Walmart drops Stores from its name to become Walmart Inc Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The US giant will cease to trade as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and become Walmart Inc to better reflect its ecommerce business

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AmazonFresh to sell a golden goose this Christmas

06 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An edible golden goose is available to purchase on the online grocery site for £98.50 over the festive period

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Jasmine Birtles to become face of Iceland online Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Birtles is a media commentator and founding editor of the MoneyMagpie financial tips website

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Deliveroo launches £6 lunchbox deal for London City workers

30 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The meals are all cooked by restaurant partners who have signed up to Deliveroo’s dark kitchen business

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Amazon files prepared food kits trademark at IPO

17 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon looks set to launch its meal kits in the UK four months after testing out the products in the US

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AmazonFresh brings back the mince pie made with minced beef

16 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From today, the online grocery site will sell the Medieval Minced Pie

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Amazon cuts turkey prices at Whole Foods for US Prime members Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Organic and no-antibiotic turkeys will be available at a 20% discount on standard prices

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Deliveroo wins legal battle to treat riders as self-employed

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The Central Arbitration Committee yesterday ruled Deliveroo’s drivers were not entitled to holiday pay or minimum wage

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HelloFresh UK sales double but investment expands losses Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

UK sales at Berlin-based HelloFresh leapt to £72.8m in 2016 from £35.2m in 2015

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Morrisons integrates Alexa into online grocery

13 Nov 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Customers will be able to use a Morrisons skill for Alexa to add more items to their Morrisons.com shopping list

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Amazon investigates delivery partner SEP over driver treatment Subscription

13 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An investigation by The Telegraph revealed SEP Logistics was fining drivers £100 for making early deliveries…

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Former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke becomes Spoon Guru chairman

13 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Andy Clarke stepped down as Asda CEO in 2016

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Amazon brings Smile charity initiative to UK

09 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Participating UK charities include the British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK and The Royal British Legion…

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Planet Organic to offer same-day delivery to London customers Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Delivery is available in one-hour time slots and will cost between £9.50 and £15…

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Speakeasy launches craft spirit ice cream trio into Ocado

07 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Ramos Gin, Spiced Rum and Cherry Brandy flavours were created with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin, Rumbullion! and Cherry Brandy

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Gousto launches festive recipe box to tap Christmas market Subscription

06 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

The new Get-Together box, launching on 14 November, contains eight seasonal recipe cards…

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Lack of regular customers holding back online growth Subscription

03 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

As many as 46% have tried online food shopping at least once, but only 15% use the service frequently, YouGov poll finds

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Caffè Nero kicks off 'Christmas Cracker' app prize push Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

App users also have the chance to win thousands of Caffè Nero loyalty bonus stamps…

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GSK to screen videos on MySupermarket product pages Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The design has been created in partnership with Nielsen Brandbank,…

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Foodservice supply chains are ripe for disruption

06 Dec 2017 | By Jason Gibb

A new breed of tech startups is working to disrupt sourcing for the foodservice sector - and it’s about to make a big impact in the UK, says food growth consultant Jason Gibb

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Mobile ready hero images: the quest for a global standard

04 Dec 2017 | By Julia Glotz

With more shoppers buying groceries on mobile devices, the humble pack shot is looking increasingly outdated. But agreeing on a common standard for what should replace it is proving surprisingly tricky

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Mobile ready hero images: Q&A with Unilever's Oliver Bradley

01 Dec 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Unilever’s global e-commerce design director Oliver Bradley is on a mission to make product images in grocery more mobile friendly. Here he responds to key questions and challenges to the approach he’s developed with the University of Cambridge

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Better fruit & veg online will be a winner

30 Nov 2017 | By Duncan Brewer

Recent statistics from ONS show online food sales are growing slower than online non-food sales

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The secret kitchen: why more chefs are working in the dark Video Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A growing appetite for high quality takeaways has spurred on the likes of Deliveroo and ‘dark kitchens’

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Seize digital in 2018

29 Nov 2017 | By Tim Mason

The economic backdrop is tough, and the consumer is cautious. These are not auspicious conditions for 2018

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Make more of your online product information - it pays off

28 Nov 2017 | By Mike Nickituk

Coca-Cola’s new initiative to make its online shopping pages more attractive and content heavy is a smart move

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Get ready for a new era in grocery retail

27 Nov 2017 | By David Sables

If you haven’t seen the opening scene of TV series The Newsroom, then watch it now

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Facebook Messenger as grocery channel. Like?

17 Nov 2017 | By Sebastian Redenz

The rise of P2P payments offers vast opportunities for grocers, says Sebastian Redenz of iProspect UK

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Sainsbury's expands one-hour Chop Chop service across central London Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Express delivery will now be available to more than 1.7 million customers in zones one and two

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Marks & Spencer delivery has hurdles to overcome

16 Oct 2017 | By John Mercer

M&S’s long-anticipated venture into grocery ecommerce is under way and we put its new home delivery offering to the test

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Smart tech, good; easy tech, better

09 Oct 2017 | By Ian Gilmartin

Finding ways to ensure more browsers become buyers is more important than ever

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