Tag Archives: US

Stop & Shop to launch driverless grocery vehicles

US grocer Stop & Shop will launch driverless grocery vehicles in Boston, Massachusetts, the company has announced. The new venture is a collaboration with San Francisco-based start-up Robomart. It will see vehicles bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce, meal kits and convenience items directly to consumers. “This is …

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China poised to topple US as world’s leading retail market

China will overtake the US in retail sales in 2019, driven by booming ecommerce, according to new data. In fact, China’s retail sales this year will surpass that of the US by more than $100 billion, predicts eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail and ecommerce forecast. In 2019, China’s total retail sales …

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Online grocery markets set for rapid growth

Online grocery markets will grow by 20 per cent every year until 2023, according to new research by IGD. IGD, which describes itself as a “research and training charity”, says the “twin enablers” of rapidly evolving shopper expectations and tech innovations are driving this growth. In fact, says IGD, the …

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Cobs pays homage to the US

Paying homage to what Cobs calls “the land of popcorn”, the brand has launched a new Americana range with three new flavours. According to Cobs, the three Americana-range flavours are described as follows: Vermont Maple Vanilla – “celebrating Vermont’s state tree, the maple, this delicious flavour combines the smooth taste …

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Aussie independents lauded at IGA Global Rally

Australia’s Nick Chapley and James Kelly were among the 2017 IGA International Retailers of the Year celebrated during the IGA Awards of Excellence Brunch held in Las Vegas last weekend. The IGA 2017 International Retailer of the Year Awards honoured the IGA retailers who, based on IGA’s globally applied standards, …

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Clickbait your store

US research suggests that piquing people’s interest can entice them to healthier choices over more tempting, unhealthy ones. According to study findings presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, curiosity could be an effective tool to entice people into making smarter and sometimes healthier decisions. “Our research …

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