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19 June 2019
Tesco is piloting delivery robots, in an attempt to serve its customers by using technology. Four-mile radius Tesco is teaming up with Starship, a US based company that develops autonomous delivery vehicles that can carry goods within a four-mile radius. The trial is being carried out at its Milton Keynes shops where customers are able to place orders via an app. The move aims to improve...
19 June 2019
Kroger has started experimenting fast online grocery deliveries in two stores within the Cincinnati region. Kroger Rush The new service, called ‘Kroger Rush’, is being tested with select customers based within a three-mile radius of two stores that host the pilot. According to Kristal Howard, head of corporate communications and media relations at Kroger, customers will be able to order fro...
18 June 2019
John Lewis shoppers are now able to return their unwanted online purchases through Waitrose drivers while receiving their grocery orders. No additional charge to use the service Waitrose.com customers are now able to return their unwanted John Lewis goods (purchased online or through ‘click and collect’) to their Waitrose’s grocery delivery driver. There is no additional charge to use the r...
17 June 2019
Walmart ramps up its delivery services by offering this time a new subscription-based service which offers unlimited grocery deliveries. $98 a year or $12.95 a month The US retailer already offers an online delivery service whereby orders are shipped to the customers’ nearest store for free or to their home for a $9.95 delivery fee. The new service, however, requires an annual subscription ...
17 June 2019
Aldi has expanded its partnership with iForce, a company owned by Eddie Stobart, to back the future growth of its online platform for non-food products. Partnership dating back from 2015 The partnership started in 2015 when iForce has been selected by Aldi to support the launch of its online platform for non-food Special buys and wine products. The expansion of the partnership will allow Al...
17 June 2019
Sainsbury’s plans to setup water refill stands at its cafes which will enable its customers to fill their own re-usable bottles with water. 326 supermarkets, starting from August Fresh water stands will be available in cafes across 326 supermarkets starting from August. The move aims to reduce the reliance on single-use plastic bottles. Source: Sainsbury's In addition, customers ...
13 June 2019
Morrisons and Amazon are due to ramp up their same-day home delivery partnership to Amazon Prime Now members in more UK cities. Initially started in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London and the home counties ‘ Morrisons at Amazon ’ online grocery home delivery service, which started in 2016, is already available to Amazon Prime Now customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and p...
12 June 2019
From next month, Waitrose will expand its rapid delivery service to Bath and Hove, in addition to 58 additional London postcodes, including Battersea, High Street Kensington, Bayswater, Victoria and Kingston, following a successful trial. Delivery within a couple of hours The delivery service launched last September thanks to a partnership between Waitrose & Partners and On the dot, a last ...
11 June 2019
Lidl is said to be seriously exploring gaining a foothold in the UK online market. Advertising for e-commerce positions Lidl is currently advertising for an e-commerce project manager position and a junior project manager position. As of now, Lidl has never sold online in the UK, whilst its closest competitor, Aldi, already offers home delivery for alcohol and general merchandise on its websi...
11 June 2019
The discount retailer is due to replace plastic bags with paper and biodegradable bags as part of a trial. 100% domestically compostable within a year Aldi intends to ditch its plastic bags and replace them with paper and biodegradable bags. Starting from July, half of its stores will roll out paper bags whereas the other half will roll out compostable bags. According to Aldi, the paper bag...