Omni Chanel offers new order delivery and fulfilment options to provide customers with a seamless and hassle-free shopping experience. Options such as deliver to home and return-to-store; order online and pickup in-store; and even providing anytime, anywhere access to inventory availability all are on the increase.
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A new report suggests retailers could cut food waster, improve animal welfare and boost profits by harnessing the power of big data. The report warned that the world needs to adopt a food system to feed future populations, with technology and data set to play an important role in boosting crop yields and livestock productivity.
A pilot scheme is to be launched in London allowing delivery robots to deliver top up groceries. Starship technologies have entered a partnership scheme with the local authority in Greenwich to start using the robots. The programme aims to demonstrate “how easily the friendly curb-side robots can integrate into human life” (more…)
Metro formats of grocery stores have come to dominate high streets as shoppers rapidly shift their habits, seeking more ‘food-for-now’ options in smaller baskets. Figures from industry body IGD suggest that the convenience market was worth £37.7bn in the year to April 2015 – and sales are predicted to climb to £44.1bn by April 2020. (more…)
Magento recently sponsored a webinar entitled “Ways to Boost the B2B Shopping Experience” as part of Internet Retailer’s Webinar Series. It explored real-world examples of how merchants are achieving success by delivering better B2B experiences in a marketplace. (more…)
Waitrose is launching a new cashless store in what it claims is a first for the major UK supermarkets. The store will open in Sky’s new flagship head office and will only allow employees to pay by card or their mobile device via one of five self-service checkouts. (more…)
The Food-to-go market is worth £4.4bn as more people buy their lunch, rather than making it at home. Retail sources said that the shops’ prime locations and their extortionate rents had made the sites unprofitable. (more…)