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M&S kicks off online grocery trial in two locations Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The trials are currently only available to selected Sparks members

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JJ Food Service launches 'one-tap' online payment option Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The new feature follows the recent announcement of JJ’s new fingerprint ID…

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Deliveroo to open 50 more takeaway kitchens in London

20 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Expansion comes five months after launch with names including Meat Liquor and Busaba Eathai

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Ocado to invest extra £2m in robot-powered Andover site Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Fulfilment centre will process 65,000 orders a week once at full capacity

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Steve Millard to drive e-commerce & digital growth at Arla

18 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The dairy co-op wants to increase the proportion of its online sales in the UK to 20% by 2025

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Amazon underestimated initial demand for Whole Foods lines Subscription

15 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon appears to have vastly underestimated initial demand for Whole Foods products in the US

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Recipe box companies Gousto and HelloFresh target family market

13 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gousto has unveiled a rebrand and ad campaign; HelloFresh has relaunched its family boxes

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Ocado signs up PSE to provide tote washing Subscription

07 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Lancashire-based PSE was set up in January 2016

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Ethical online retailer Farmdrop expands to Bristol and Bath Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

Local produce will be sourced within a 100-mile radius of the two cities

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BKD launches Mini Bakers Club subscription service Subscription

06 Sep 2017 | By Emily Bright

A personalised box with baking and craft activities costs £9.99 a month

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Amazon adds range of Whole Foods Market lines to UK site

30 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Nearly 450 products have appeared on AmazonFresh shortly after Whole Foods lines went live on US sites

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Hellmann's links with Quiqup for express delivery service Subscription

30 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Londoners can get ingredients for five recipes including Hellmann’s sauces in the space of an hour

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Ocado teams up with Amazon for Alexa voice ordering app

29 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The app recognises the 15,000 most commonly searched terms on Ocado’s site

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Sainsbury's adds Argos click & collect points to c-stores Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Over 100 Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores will have collection points by the end of the year

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Gousto launches first gluten-free range to tap free-from market Subscription

29 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From today, the recipe box service will offer a minimum of four gluten-free recipes on its weekly menu of 22 dishes

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AmazonFresh unveils new Select Choice section Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The section includes over 400 products “hand-picked” by the AmazonFresh team for quality and taste

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Danish Crown targets Chinese growth with Alibaba listing Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The brand hopes to step up production by opening a factory in China by spring 2019

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Payzone and HubBox link to provide c-store click & collect Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

All stores should have the service by “peak 2018”….

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Major supermarkets' online imagery lags behind Amazon and Ocado Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An analysis of six large grocers found they only displayed one image on at least 95% of their bestselling products

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Sainsbury's pushes delivery pass to attract online subscribers Subscription

18 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The delivery pass offers free deliveries anytime for £60 per year or during the week for £30 per year

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Amazon set to open new fulfilment centre in Bristol Subscription

17 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The US giant’s 16th fulfilment centre in the country will take Amazon’s UK workforce to 25,000

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Amazon unveils two-minute click & collect in the US

15 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Five campus locations will offer instant pick-up on “hundreds” of items such as drinks and snacks

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LiveLean meat ordering service to offer Klarna payment system Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

LiveLean will offer Klarna’s Pay After Delivery service to its 50,000 customers

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Aldi enters online grocery in US with Instacart trial

14 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The discounter has appointed the third-party delivery service to courier its groceries to customers in three US cities…

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Amazon developing range of long-life ambient ready meals

14 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Online giant is working with start-up technology company 915 Labs on the project…

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Coming together to keep up

20 Sep 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

How online and store trading teams need to join forces in working towards integrated goals

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Digital interfaces will need to keep the human touch

15 Sep 2017

Sir: Voice-driven AI is becoming a critical and primary interface for grocery shopping

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FoodCloud CEO Iseult Ward on how to redistribute a million meals per month

13 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

FoodCloud’s Iseult Ward is on the path to redistribute a million meals per month

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Amazon and Whole Foods combined offer a holy grail

07 Sep 2017

Amazon and Whole Foods bring to the table well-deserved reputations for, respectively, efficient and ethical business

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Can Hellmann’s ‘emergency’ recipes really beat takeaways? Subscription

31 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

On the face of it, the initiative taps all the right trends. People are demanding everything quicker, and at minimal effort.

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How grocery brands can work with social media influencers

24 Aug 2017 Updated: 25 Aug 2017 | By Richard Williams

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in helping brands connect with their consumers

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Hacked off: how cybercrime is heading for food and drink Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Hardly does a day go past without hackers making the headlines. How vulnerable are food and drink firms?

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Customer data gets true power with AI

05 Aug 2017 | By Thibaut Ceyrolle

Artificial Intelligence, paired with big data, brings back an asset long lost to commerce – knowing your customer

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Turf Wars: the battle between Walmart and Amazon Subscription

04 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

As Amazon and Walmart battle it out for territory in the US, we analyse how they measure up on the key tactical areas

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The future of search

30 Jul 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

The most ferocious battle of the summer was between the world’s fastest rapper and the world’s fastest texter

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Lawrence Hene of Ocado on winning the G33 online star order Subscription

27 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

“We’ve done a lot of work this year on this both by looking at processes internally and working with the supply chain”

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'Excellent' Ocado website seals online 33 win

27 Jul 2017 | By Victoria Goodsell

It only took 26 minutes to complete the order on Ocado’s “excellent” website

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