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Amazon Fresh opens Seattle drive-through stores to public Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The company began testing the two stores with employees in March

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Sugro UK to further roll out online ordering system Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The buying and marketing group plans to roll out its online ordering system to a further 14 wholesaler member depots

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M&S quashes Ocado tie-up for online grocery rumour Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

CEO Steve Rowe said the autumn trial would be a “low-cost” store picking service conducted in-house without a partner

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IGD revamps commercial websites and debuts new logo

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Websites have easier navigation and can be used across all devices, says IGD

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Blakemore Wholesale launches on-the-go order app Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The app, free for iOS and Android, offers a range of services including Click & Collect and Click & Deliver

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Amazon trademark applications indicate checkout-free plan for UK

22 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online retailer filed a trademark for the slogan ‘Every queue is a defect’ on 11 May

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Market Porter site rebrands to reflect quality of food Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online delivery company will change its name to Heartier next week

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Tesco trials one-hour delivery service in central London Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The supermarket is testing the Tesco Now app in zones one and two, offering 60-minute delivery of up to 20 products

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Click & collect shopping problems decline, survey shows Subscription

17 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

But consumers are increasingly frustrated with home delivery, found research by JDA and Centiro…

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Tesco offers short term access to Delivery Saver online plan Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The retailer said the plan could save customers up to £20 a month on their online food shopping

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Online grocery purchases on mobile reach 40% Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A new report has found that 7% of all grocery shopping in the UK is purchased online

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Tesco enables grocery ordering via voice-activated Google Home

10 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The supermarket has integrated its online grocery service with the Google device, launched in the UK in March

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Waitrose weighs up recipe and checkout functions for app Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Quick Check mobile app first launched across all Waitrose stores last June

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Dunnhumby enters sales data arrangement with Twitter Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The two companies are to use anonymous sales data from Tesco’s Clubcard in a bid to drive up fmcg advertising on Twitter

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Mondelez eyes ‘underserved occasions’ for ecommerce as online revenue rises 30% Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The Cadbury owner continues to move towards its target of having a $1bn ecommerce business by 2020

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MySupermarket names Viv Craske as its new managing director Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Brought in as senior client development director only six months ago, Craske takes over from interim MD Mandy Critchley

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Caffè Nero makes grocery debut with Classico blend in Ocado Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The move comes on the coffee house chain’s 20th anniversary

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The Food Market raises £330k from the crowd Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The natural and organic food site smashed its £250,000 target on Crowdcube last week

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Amazon to dedicate Cambridge tech office to drone development

04 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Castle Hill centre will concentrate on developing Prime Air, while other teams will move to a new 60,000 sq ft development

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Tesco to overhaul grocery website with new responsive design Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The new design is being rolled out to mobile first, with desktop and tablet versions to follow later in the year

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JJ Food Service offers free fish & chip websites

03 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Company will give away websites to three companies in a competition to mark National Fish & Chip Day

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HelloFresh to host food and drink experiences

03 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

First ‘FreshMeets’ event will take place tonight and focus on cooking with spices

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Mums moving online for 'easier' grocery shopping

03 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

More than four in 10 have increased their online grocery spend, while only 9% have increased in-store shopping

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Dobbies strikes five-year deal with Ocado Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The garden centre business will sell its full range online early next year using Ocado’s general merchandise warehouse

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M&S rumoured to be eyeing Ocado tie-up for online grocery trial

02 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The pair are believed to be starting talks in the coming weeks, but neither will comment on speculation

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Facebook as grocery channel. Like? Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Facebook now wants to influence your eating habits.  The social media site has begun trialling an Order Food icon among selected US users. What are the implications for grocery?

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Consumer insight: mobile phone use in store - video Video

23 May 2017

Tim Mason of Eagle Eye shares the latest research on how shoppers want to use their smartphones in store

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Don't expect Tesco Now to wipe out the weekly shop anytime soon Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Tesco has become the latest to get into the one-hour delivery game this week with a trial app

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The future of eating is flexitarian

04 May 2017

Sir, Joanna Blythman’s call for a more nuanced discussion than ‘all meat is bad/all plants are good’ is welcome

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How would an M&S online service work? Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

It can’t deliver a full online shop so may have to target the occasion-driven consumer

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Can the supermarkets really cook up a winner from recipe boxes? Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The relatively new concept of having your dinner delivered to your door has got supermarkets running scared … why?

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How Amazon is radically changing grocery pricing - video Video

13 Apr 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants argues it’s not the discounters that grocers need to worry about. It’s Amazon

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Amazon's algorithms are in control of UK grocery's margins Video

13 Apr 2017 | By David Sables

It’s not the discounters that are the biggest threat to traditional grocers. It’s Amazon

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Will Deliveroo RooBox deliver the real deal?

12 Apr 2017

When is a Gourmet Burger Kitchen avocado bacon burger a Deliveroo avocado bacon burger?

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The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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The benefits of next-level data interrogation

09 Mar 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Sometimes, we obsess about day-to-day performance to the detriment of bigger changes

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Lessons from this weekend’s ordering meltdown at Sainsbury’s Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Sainsbury’s handled the chaos well overall - but it could have done with being a bit more proactive

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WNWN Webinar Panel

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

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In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture

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