Walmart will offer autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

Walmart is expanding its experiments with self-driving grocery deliveries courtesy of a new trial in Surprise, Arizona. In the wake of its partnership with Ford, the retailer’s latest pilot will use startup Udelv‘s autonomous cargo vans “custom-made” for food drop-offs. When the trial kicks off later this month, Walmart customers can have their groceries driven […]

The suspected gunman accused of fatally shooting 2 people at a Kroger grocery store reportedly tried to enter a black church minutes earlier

The suspected gunman accused of killing two black people at a Kroger supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, on Wednesday attempted to enter a predominantly black church minutes before the attack. Surveillance video at the nearby First Baptist Church showed Gregory Bush, a 51-year-old white man from nearby Louisville, unsuccessfully trying to pry open the church’s front […]

Sam’s Club expands same-day grocery delivery through Instacart

Sam’s Club, Walmart’s members-only warehouse stores, will start offering same-day grocery delivery at half of its US locations by the end of October. The service will expand this month to more than 100 Sam’s Club locations, serving nearly 1,000 zip codes. To get the groceries to your doorstep, Sam’s Club has been working with Instacart. […]

Bodycam shows Ohio cop telling 11yo shoplifter ‘that’s why black community has no grocery stores’

Police in Cincinnati, Ohio, have released bodycam footage that shows an officer arrest an 11-year-old shoplifter after tasering her, and telling the girl “this is why there aren’t any grocery stores in the black community.” The incident happened last month when officer Kevin Brown was working a security detail at a Kroger’s grocery store in […]

Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Aldi is adding more fresh, organic, vegetarian, and vegan items to its US stores in what will be the biggest product refresh in its history. Once the product rollout is complete in early 2019, about 20% of the items in Aldi’s stores will be new. Some of those items include veggie noodles, […]

The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has barely made a dent in US grocery prices, despite fears of a price war (AMZN)

Business Insider/Hayley Peterson Grocery prices have fallen since Amazon‘s purchase of Whole Foods last year. Prices in the US fell 0.3% in the 12 months ending in June, compared to a 0.6% increase over the same period last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics. “Amazon is having downward pressure on pricing when it comes […]

Amazon is trying to transform grocery shopping like it did retail

Amazon is now in the process of launching its own supermarket, Amazon Go, which has many wondering if the company will transform the grocery business the way it did ecommerce.  Amazon has tried the market with Amazon Fresh, tweaked the pricing model several times, then late last year announced that it was shutting down in […]

A True Grocery Getter: Nuro’s Cute-as-a-Button Driverless Delivery Vehicle Could Enter Service Soon [Video]

– Convenience has become the ultimate commodity. People are either too busy or too lazy to do, buy, and get things themselves. As a result, delivery and shipping services have been undergoing a bit of a reinvention of late. Those who are in served areas can have virtually anything brought to them with a few clicks on […]

Take a look inside Amazon’s grocery store of the future — there are no cashiers, registers or lines

Amazon Go is being called the grocery store of the future, where lines and cashiers don’t exist. In 2016, Amazon revealed a prototype grocery store. Here’s a look inside. Amazon Go will sell prepared food and grocery staples. In order to shop, you will need the Amazon Go app. To enter the store, shoppers scan […]