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Amazon to open Bolton fulfilment centre in 2018 Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Online giant is set to open four new fulfilment centres this year

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Tesco trials extended booze range in 'new approach' to online Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It recently completed a pilot scheme selling a wider range of premium wines and spirits from its digital platform

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Gousto scraps Co-op trial two months ahead of schedule Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Recipe box company says it is focusing on home delivery rather than supermarkets

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Convibo one-hour service becomes Homerun and targets Amazon

11 Oct 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Delivery service co-founder Takis Malavetas says supermarkets can fend off threat from online giant

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Quiqup launches full in-store picking service Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Courier service already has partnerships with Whole Foods and Tesco

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Booths heads south with listing on AmazonFresh Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Hundreds of products will be available on Amazon’s online grocery site, which services 302 Southern postcodes

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Online grocery market set to grow over 50% by 2022, predicts IGD Subscription

11 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The rise of omnichannel shoppers is due to take sector’s value from £10bn to £16bn…

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Tesco could offer sub one-hour deliveries, claims online MD Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Adrian Letts made the claim at the Shoptalk conference in Copenhagen

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Shoppers 'increasingly tempted by Amazon-style services' Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A study of 1,000 shoppers revealed 14% had used Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service Prime Now

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Morrisons liable for data breach say staff in High Court action Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Employees are seeking to prove that Morrisons was liable for the huge data breach in 2014 by Andrew Skelton

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Gousto moves towards profitable status as revenues rocket 88% Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Recipe box service has posted a £6.6m annual loss as the cost of attracting new customers weighed on the bottom line

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Gousto links with Amazon Echo for Alexa cooking instructions Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Users can download Alexa ‘skill’ to receive recipe guidance and review their weekly orders

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Costa Coffee holds technology event at Holborn HQ Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Companies pitched ideas including 3D printing and autonomous vehicles to Costa executives

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Majestic Wine relaunches 'more interactive' website Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

Shoppers will have the chance to rate wines and influence Majestic’s range…

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Greggs launches first home delivery trial with UberEATS Subscription

03 Oct 2017 | By Emily Bright

The service was launched yesterday and is available exclusively through the UberEATS app

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Foodstars unveils 23 kitchens for food companies to rent Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The new site will mean Foodstars has a total of 45 dark kitchens across London

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Technical difficulties besiege Sainsbury's online grocery site

02 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Shoppers took to Twitter this morning to complain about the site, which was running unusually slowly

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Recipe box delivery service Mindful Chef returns to the crowd Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

It comes just over a year after the business received more than £1m from a Seedrs campaign

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Waitrose to extend Cook Well recipe boxes after trial success Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer is adding 60 new dishes to its Cook Well recipe box service

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Tesco reviews Uber partnership as TfL denies licence renewal

27 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco was the subject of a protest campaign in June by taxi drivers against the link-up

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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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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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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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