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Grocemania signs up new partners for one-hour deliveries

The grocery specialist is to do one-hour deliveries for Eat 17’s Walthamstow Spar store and other Spar branches

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Restaurant profits slump as delivery apps make impact Subscription

31 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Just 65 out of the top 100 UK restaurant groups were profitable last year

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Aldi adds spirits to online delivery range Subscription

30 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Customers can now order online from a range of over 20 spirits

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Eat 17 preparing to launch home delivery service in London Subscription

27 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The premium food retailer is to take online orders for scheduled delivery of its own-brand range

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Eve Henrikson, Tesco, on delivering the Grocer 33 star order Subscription

26 Jul 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘We’ve already done lots of work to make the food we sell healthier while not compromising on taste’

Tesco delivery van

Tesco wins online 33 thanks to 'quick and easy' website Subscription

26 Jul 2018 | By Emma Gesto

The search function worked “quickly” and navigation was “easy”

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M&S's retail tech venture shows it's serious about being digital-first

25 Jul 2018 | By Miya Knights

M&S is ramping up investment into its digital operations Marks & Spencer has just announced

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Machines that order their own refills on Amazon arrive in UK

25 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

New dishwashers that automatically reorder detergent are on sale now

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The last mile: how third-party couriers are changing grocery Subscription

19 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

In the past three years alone the number of third party logistics operators launching in UK grocery is in double figures

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Grocers must be mindful of price-setting software

19 Jul 2018 | By Michael Dean

The use of price optimisation software is coming under more scrutiny than ever

Amazon Echo

Amazon offers lowest ever price for Echo on Prime Day Subscription

17 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Echo and Echo Dot speakers were cheaper than ever before, but some shoppers may have been unaware thanks to an error

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Whole Foods UK joins Amazon Prime Day Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Whole Foods is offering Prime members access to deals and experiences for 36 hours

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The Co-op trials home deliveries using taxis Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Analysts suggest trials could provide an opportunity for a wider e-commerce launch

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Ocado working on rapid delivery option to boost growth Subscription

10 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Currently Ocado can deliver by 4pm on the same day for orders placed before 11.30am, while Amazon Prime Now can deliver in as little as one hour

Morrisons home delivery

Morrisons online expansion delivered by Ocado's Erith CFC Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The development takes Morrisons’ core online grocery operation into South London and the two new counties for the first time

Alarm cup fruit bowl Ocado Little Inventors

Child's food waste invention could gain Ocado listing

05 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Rumaan Malik’s ‘Alarm Cup’ fruit bowl alerts owners when its contents have two days to go before expiry

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Sub 10-minute grocery deliveries by 2025, says report Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Food packaging company Tetra Pak interviewed leading online grocery retailers from Europe, North America and China to gain…

Home Run

Home Run exceeds crowdfund target to expand in UK and Europe Subscription

04 Jul 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The delivery service has raised £470,000 since the Seedrs campaign launched in June…

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Planning to use Facebook Messenger's video ads? Be bespoke, not creepy

27 Jun 2018 | By Matt Lee

Getting content and activation timing right is essential, says Matt Lee of Capture

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Will Instagram’s rise change the way we see food?

26 Jun 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

No longer confined to image-obsessed millennials, Instagram has now racked up over a billion monthly users


Grocemania and Quiqup set to link up for one-hour deliveries in London Subscription

26 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The deal would see orders placed on Grocemania’s website and delivered by Quiqup couriers



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