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Booze retailer 31Dover moves into click & collect with HubBox partnership Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It will allow shoppers to collect tipples from some 4,000 collection points across the UK

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Iceland online store to supply ambient food to China Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Iceland is working with China’s second-largest e-commerce business JD.com…

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Big-name spirits brands turn their backs on Twitter Subscription

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Although their accounts remain online, many big booze players have not tweeted in over a year

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Sainsbury's trials UK's first cargo bike grocery delivery

19 Apr 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Zero-emission bikes will deliver up to 100 online orders a day

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House of Lords report advises retail industry on AI use Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

House of Lords report advises retail industry on AI use…

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Morrisons boosts supplier transparency with online portal Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said the move was a response to concerns from suppliers and followed other moves to simplify trading relationships in its supply chain

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Amazon files patent for 'voice sniffer' algorithm Subscription

13 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The proposed ‘sniffer algorithm’ could enable Alexa to listen in on conversations and make product recommendations

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'Free' delivery must apply to all parts of UK, ASA rules Subscription

12 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The ASA said some retailers had been ‘misleading’ consumers with unconditional UK delivery claims

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Grocemania delivery startup seeks £100k from the crowd Subscription

06 Apr 2018

The delivery platform wants cash in return for 13.3% of its equity

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BrewDog launches direct-to-consumer 'beer club'

05 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Three new brews made at BrewDog’s Aberdeenshire base in small batches will be sent to subscribers very fortnight

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Asda partners with Google to offer voice shopping Subscription

03 Apr 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Customers can now order by talking to a smartphone or speaker equipped with Google Assistant

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Amazon patents drones that can differentiate between gestures Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

“It may sound like science fiction, but it’s real,” says Amazon

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Media Bites 27 March: Casino, Amazon, Conviviality Subscription

27 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

French supermarket giant Casino has signed a distribution deal with Amazon

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Tesco set to introduce new Google voice ordering app Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The new app is expected to add functionality to the service, including the ability to select a delivery date

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Ocado feels chill as first-quarter sales disappoint Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

The online grocer’s first quarter sales growth was reduced by almost one percentage point

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Snapchat users 300% more likely to buy using their phones Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

New research into spending habits also found 22% of 25-34 year olds were happy to spend over £250 on their phone

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Ocado achieves near-zero levels of food waste

22 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Ocado’s Suzanne Westlake said she believed the online retailer had ‘the lowest total food waste figures in our industry’

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HelloFresh cuts losses as it eyes move to profitability Subscription

21 Mar 2018 Updated: 22 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

German listed meal kit delivery company HelloFresh grew sales by more than 50% last year and cut its losses as it targets a move to profitability before the end of its 2018 financial year.

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PizzaExpress app update includes new features & free pizza Subscription

21 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The app will let customers find their nearest restaurant, book a table and pay their bill using their phone

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Meat box delivery firm Field & Flower joins Treasure Truck

21 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The Treasure Truck, launched in the UK last December, is described by Amazon as a “unique and fun-filled way” to shop for new or trending local items

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Hancocks' click and collect drives sales uplift Subscription

19 Mar 2018 | By Emily Bright

The confectionery wholesaler recorded £124.2m in turnover and £7m in operating profits for y/e 31 December 2016

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New service allows brands to compare ecommerce success rate

16 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

eBrand Ranking has been developed by MySupermarket Business Solutions with Kantar Consulting

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E Fundamentals simplifies analytics program software

16 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The virtual assistant is one of a number of new features of E Fundamentals’ e-commerce analytics program

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Cloven Hoof adds 66.6% abv limited-edition 'Over Hoof' craft rum Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Only 666 bottles of Over Hoof have been made

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GCA warns mults off charging for better website positioning Subscription

15 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Tacon also made an appeal for suppliers to come forward to take part in her annual groceries sector survey

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Cashless payments: can retailers keep up? Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Andrew Stone

Late last year, Brunel University students became the first UK shoppers to pay for groceries with only a touch of their fingertips

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Wetherspoon’s social withdrawal may prompt brands to rethink their strategies Subscription

16 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

’The way most companies run social media is a total waste of time and money’, says one guru, but what to make of JDW’s bold announcement?

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The dark side of digital: how will the Cambridge Analytica scandal affect grocery? Subscription

10 Apr 2018 | By Megan Tatum

Grocery has always been reluctant to embrace online advertising, and now the Cambridge Analytica scandal has raised further questions about digital ethics. So how are brands and retailers reacting?

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Ignore Lidl’s ‘official line’ – it’s going online Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

When is Lidl UK going to start selling online? According to the discounter it’s a question of ‘if’, not ‘when’

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Lessons from The Grocer's conference on e-commerce

16 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

A stellar list of speakers, an action-packed programme, and one of the hottest topics in grocery

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Can brands and online giants defeat ‘fake news’ together? Subscription

13 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Suppliers need the influence of online and social media giants as much as those giants need the spending power of suppliers

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Star order interview: Simon Gregg, VP of online grocery, Asda Subscription

01 Mar 2018 | By Ian Quinn

‘Last year we undertook our biggest-ever training programme for online colleagues’

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Understand search to understand customer demand

22 Feb 2018 | By Harry Walker

Grocery is on a journey to become more customer-centric, efficient and innovative…

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Rise of the chatbots: How are these next gen virtual assistants being used by fmcg? Subscription

21 Feb 2018 Updated: 21 Feb 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

Neural networks have given birth to a new generation of chatbots that learn from their user

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No pain, no gain: Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr on connecting the supply chain Subscription

21 Feb 2018 | By Adam Leyland

With his penchant for ironmans and other feats of endurance, Doug Gurr is a glutton for punishment. But it’s the consumer’s pain he’s most focused on

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Suppliers failing to fill the 'digital shelf'

19 Feb 2018 | By Nick Kirby

suppliers need to raise the importance of e-commerce within their organisations or risk missing out on further growth

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The ailing high street needs rapid solutions, not a blame game Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A raft of retailers including Debenhams, Mothercare, and Carpetright are among those to issue profit warnings after poor trading

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