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How do customers want their packages delivered? What should logistics companies and retailers look out for? Answers to these questions and more about current trends in the field of "deliveries" can be found here.

Thumbnail-Photo: InHome direct-to-fridge delivery as option for Walmart customers...
08.07.2022   #food retail #services

InHome direct-to-fridge delivery as option for Walmart customers

Walmart creates a convenient shopping experience

Starting on June 6th, Walmart’s InHome Delivery Service, which delivers groceries straight to your fridge, is now available as an optional add-on within Walmart+. What were previously two standalone memberships are joining forces to bring all ...

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06.07.2022   #data management #digitization

Brave new last mile

A dilemma of digital transformation versus sustainability?

The pandemic has given an additional boost to online retail with its record volumes already recorded in previous years. As a result, last-mile delivery is bursting at the seams, especially in metropolitan areas. There are limits to the capacity of ...

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04.07.2022   #retail #digitization

Sustainability means holism

Microsoft supports retailers in becoming climate-neutral

Climate neutrality, sustainability, environmental awareness - all these terms are buzzing around and prompting the industry to take action. But what can actually be done. Microsoft and EHI Retail Institute have jointly published the new white paper ...

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01.07.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

In-store marketing: The salt in the soup of sales promotion

How to positively influence the shopping experience of your clientele

Soft music in the background, delicious scent, pleasant lighting – Sounds like dinner at your favorite restaurant? Almost. Because atmospheric design elements are also important ingredients for the perfect in-store shopping experience in ...

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01.07.2022   #logistics #delivery

Delivery drone manufacturer Wingcopter raises $42 million

REWE Group is among the new investors

Wingcopter, German delivery drone manufacturer and service provider, announced that it has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German investors Salvia and XAI technologies ...

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29.06.2022   #customer satisfaction #sustainability

Retailers can remain competitive while reducing their environmental footprint

Based on consumers’ sustainable delivery preferences

Greener delivery options are no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘must have’. According to research from Metapack’s latest research in Germany, France and the UK, nearly 75% of online shoppers say that they consider ...

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23.06.2022   #retail #sustainability

Sustainable logistics: Don't wait, act now!

Why an environmentally conscious logistics strategy can pay off

On 22.06.2022 it was that time again: Webtalk time served up by iXtenso and EuroShop. We filled our retail-salsa cooking pot with all kinds of ingredients to create the right flavor for your environmentally conscious shipping...

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17.06.2022   #Tech in Retail #logistics

Smart mailbox for autonomous deliveries

Dronedek announces new partnership with Speedy Eats

Dronedek Founder and CEO Dan O'Toole fields dozens of contacts each week from organizations interested in working with his company, which is one of the first in the world to offer a secure, smart mailbox designed for autonomous deliveries. ...

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13.06.2022   #mobile payment #Tech in Retail

Amazing Amazon Fresh?

Our iXtenso editor tests an Amazon delivery service. Here he shares his impressions

After last year’s trip to Chicago, and its eventually successful search for an Amazon ‘Go’, iXtenso again had the chance to test the cutting edge of America’s continual evolution into grocery retailing. Astute iXtenso ...

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09.06.2022   #e-commerce #sustainability

Environmentally conscious aroma for your shipping

How to make your logistics more sustainable

Is your lunch still missing that certain something? With the addition of a few herbs, your dish can develop an aromatic flavor and turn your menu into a feast. The right flavor also plays an important role in the recipe of your logistics, so that ...

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24.05.2022   #digitization #cashpoints

Retailers are prioritizing innovation in IT spending

IT spendings went up from 20 % to 40 % in the last five years in some sectors

Retailers are increasing their IT budgets and allotting a bigger portion of those budgets to innovation. They are investing in cloud-based and automation solutions to replace aging technology to meet customer demand for omnichannel experiences and ...

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23.05.2022   #sustainability #personnel management

retail trends 1/2022: Focus "EuroCIS 2022"

The latest issue with tips, ideas and trends for and from the retail technology industry

In our latest retail trends, we show you once again what's driving the industry: You can expect photo spreads from international stores, reports on trend topics such as "visual search", "livestream shopping" and ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Robomart signs deal with Unilever to launch The Ice Cream Shop Robomarts...
17.05.2022   #Tech in Retail #smartphone

Robomart signs deal with Unilever to launch "The Ice Cream Shop" Robomarts

Pilot partnership introduces ice cream delivery – arrives in as little as two minutes

Robomart, the world’s first store-hailing service, has announced a partnership with Unilever, the world’s largest ice cream producer, under its virtual storefront, The Ice Cream Shop. Unilever will deploy a fleet of Ice Cream Robomarts ...

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11.05.2022   #Tech in Retail #logistics

Innovations in logistics from delivery to return

The new last mile: from orderable stores and smart packaging

Logistics on the so-called "last mile" can well tolerate clever solutions, the demand for orders is increasing and future-oriented, sustainable ideas are needed. This applies to delivery as well as transport packaging and the big issue of ...

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09.05.2022   #e-commerce #Tech in Retail

Carvana launches newest car vending machine

Online retailer opens 32nd car vending machine in the U.S.

Carvana has launched its newest car vending machine, located in San Francisco, California. The state-of-the-art steel and glass structure debuts in the tech capital of America, standing eight stories tall with a 27-vehicle capacity, offering car ...

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04.05.2022   #sustainability #coronavirus

Blue Yonder: Most consumers willing to delay deliveries if it's more sustainable

Survey finds 86% of consumers willing to wait longer for their orders if it helps the environment, 44% say their interest in shopping sustainably has increased since the start of the pandemic

Blue Yonder has released findings from its 2022 Consumer Sustainability Survey, which revealed retail consumer preferences related to sustainable shopping habits. The survey found that more than three-quarters (86%) of consumers are willing to delay ...

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02.05.2022   #retail #coronavirus

American and European retail brands bounce back better as values increase post-COVID

Big retailers like Amazon and Walmart apply their logistics expertise to adapt in innovative ways to the ‘new normal’

American and European retail brands are leading the global retail sector in bouncing back better from the pandemic, with Amazon and Walmart leading the way. In a world of changing customer demand and disrupted supply chains, these big retailers are ...

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07.04.2022   #e-commerce #Tech in Retail

Robotic pick-up points as solution for increase in demand for last mile delivery

Consumers expect fast and easy 24/7 order collection, says Retail Robotics

Retail Robotics shares new insights on robotic innovations, which can solve problems of so-called "last-mile" and revolutionize global delivery infrastructure for e-commerce and e-grocery. It addresses big challenges the market is ...

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25.03.2022   #customer satisfaction #services

Visibility and control are consumers’ priorities for last-mile delivery

Consumer demand: tracking deliveries via GPS and redirecting deliveries

Anyline announced findings of its “Last-Mile Delivery: Customer Perception Report 2022.” The survey, conducted on behalf of Anyline by Researchscape, highlights the major pain points of last-mile delivery that have surfaced since the ...

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28.02.2022   #delivery #online food retailing

The iXtenso editorial team was hungry ...

... and tested the Gorillas and Flink delivery services

Food delivery services in city centers are picking up speed. Drivers with oversized backpacks on their backs are increasingly common, sometimes even late at night. Popular services promise to deliver the groceries ordered via app to your doorstep ...

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01.02.2022   #software applications #printers

Shipping: Fast label printing for every carrier

Save time with Heidler shipping software and Citizen printers

Delivery details, ERP processing, freight carrier and label format – there are many things to consider when printing shipping labels. Speed and precision are crucial factors that must be taken into account. An automated process executed by ...

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31.01.2022   #Tech in Retail #delivery

Last mile delivery with autonomous driving

Pix-E offers a clean, bright and re-imagined future for the high street

With the home delivery season peaking last month as more households than ever elected to Christmas shop from home, researchers, think tanks and civic authorities agree that systemic change is required to enable the benefits of these ...

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26.01.2022   #e-commerce #food retail

U.S. conventional grocers’ same-store online sales down in 2021 6.8% vs YOY

New eGrocery sales performance benchmarks and topline findings

Conventional grocers reported a 6.8% drop in online grocery sales on a same-store basis during the 12 weeks ending September 28, 2021, versus the prior year, according to the Brick Meets Click eGrocery Performance Benchmarking 2021 Wave. A 3.1% ...

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17.01.2022   #brick and mortar retail #delivery

Walmart to expand in home delivery

Retailer to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers, establish all-electric fleet of delivery vehicles

It’s a new year and Walmart is resolving to bring the convenience of InHome delivery to even more customers in 2022. Today, the retailer is announcing plans to scale the service, going from InHome being available to 6 million households ...

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07.01.2022   #Tech in Retail #delivery

Hydrogen powered fuel cell drone

Collaboration for extended aerial delivery services

Doosan Mobility Innovation (DMI) and 42air signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at CES 2022 for a partnership to co-develop delivery services using hydrogen fuel cell unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). This agreement formalizes their mutual ...

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23.12.2021   #Tech in Retail #food retail

Coco, the remotely-piloted delivery service

New model Coco 1 expands delivery radius and volumes

Coco, the robot based delivery service, announced the official launch of COCO 1, a larger, more advanced version of its signature pink bot.The Coco 1 is a first of its kind delivery robot designed and manufactured in partnership with the micro ...

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20.12.2021   #delivery #supply chain management

Benefits of Self-Service Payment Solutions & How They Can Help Improve Customer Experience

They can also offer convenience, flexibility and some greatly needed assistance in relieving queues.

Self-service checkouts are now commonplace – we see them almost everyday in grocery stores, take-out restaurants and even at entertainment venues like cinemas and theme parks. Not only do self-service checkouts provide an option for those who ...

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20.12.2021   #Tech in Retail #food retail

One in five will buy groceries online in 2024

Report highlights need for grocers to improve online experiences

Spryker Systems has launched its U.S. Online Grocery Report 2022. The research finds that almost half (47 percent) of Americans buy at least some of their groceries online. The research surveyed 2,500 consumers from across the U.S. on their ...

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16.12.2021   #brick and mortar retail #multichannel commerce

retail trends December/2021 (German)

Experiences and reports from the retail industry

In our latest retail trends, we take a particularly practical approach: our editors provide insights into the experiences they have made in different stores, and we also look at social commerce and store design.You can find our retail trends as an ...

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14.12.2021   #Tech in Retail #delivery

7-Eleven launches first commercial autonomous delivery service in California

7-Eleven and Nuro partnership

7‑Eleven, Inc. is bringing a futuristic innovation to Mountain View, CA, customers by piloting autonomous delivery with Nuro, a robotics company transforming local commerce with autonomous vehicles.In collaboration with Nuro, 7‑Eleven is ...

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17.11.2021   #marketing #delivery

Black Friday 2021 still an opportunity for UK retailers

Christmas spend comes early

Even though the number of UK shoppers that participated in Black Friday last year fell 6%, compared to 2019, data and analytics company GlobalData says it is still an important retail event, and retailers should use it to help encourage early ...

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12.11.2021   #delivery #supply chain management

The Most Important Characteristics Of A Shipping Label Printer

There are many aspects of a printing solution that can make them or break them when it comes to being suitable for printing shipment labels.

All over the world, shipment labels are being printed, applied, scanned, and read. Therefore, it’s paramount that the label printer can deliver clear and accurate prints. However, it doesn’t stop there – reliability, printer ...

Thumbnail-Photo: IKEA to only purchase zero emission fuels for ocean shipping by 2040...
09.11.2021   #sustainability #logistics

IKEA to only purchase zero emission fuels for ocean shipping by 2040

Several global companies sign the 2040 ambition statement for zero emission vessels

IKEA joins forces with several global companies by signing the 2040 ambition statement through the collaborative platform Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels, facilitated by the Aspen Institute. The ambition statement makes it clear that global ...

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05.11.2021   #e-commerce #food retail

75% of online grocery orders to be fulfilled at grocery stores

Demand for grocery home delivery has plateaued according to 40,000 U.S. customers

Mercatus announced findings from its annual eGrocery survey of U.S. consumers, conducted in collaboration with Incisiv. The report, titled "eGrocery Transformed: 2021 market projections and insight into online grocery's elevated ...

Thumbnail-Photo: More than half of online shoppers have purchased cross-border during the...
04.11.2021   #online trading #e-commerce

More than half of online shoppers have purchased cross-border during the pandemic

Customers want free product returns and the ability to track orders online

New research suggests 57% of online shoppers around the world have made at least one online purchase from a company in another country in the last 12 months – while a further 22% have considered doing so. And 43% agree or strongly agree that ...

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19.10.2021   #food retail #delivery

Expanding grocery order and delivery service for independent retailers

Partnership between United Natural Foods and DoorDash

United Natural Foods, Inc. announced it has entered into a reseller agreement with DoorDash to bring on-demand grocery delivery solutions to independent retailers nationwide through the DoorDash marketplace.UNFI’s arrangement with DoorDash ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Alibabas self-driving delivery robots deliver over one million orders in...
14.10.2021   #logistics #delivery

Alibaba's self-driving delivery robots deliver over one million orders in China

Plans, to expand the "Xiaomanlv" fleet to 10,000 vehicles

Alibaba Group’s autonomous delivery robots reached a milestone this week, delivering more than a million parcels in China within one year of their launch.In a show of efficiency, just 200 of the robots have carried parcels to more than 200,000 ...

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27.08.2021   #food retail #logistics

Walmart launches Walmart GoLocal, a new delivery as a service business

Customizable white-label delivery service offering for merchants

The retailer is commercializing its delivery platform, beginning with delivery as a service, helping businesses of all sizes bring their products closer to their customers’ doorsteps. Walmart GoLocal is poised to be a top white-label delivery ...

Thumbnail-Photo: On-demand meal pick up and delivery from popular restaurants...
13.08.2021   #food retail #delivery

On-demand meal pick up and delivery from popular restaurants

New delivery experience provided by Kroger and Kitchen United

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and Kitchen United announced a partnership to offer customers freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant food. "Our customers' appetite for fresh, on-demand meals continues to accelerate, and we remain focused on ...

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10.08.2021   #security #app

Intelligent truck parking solution

New security area from Bosch protects driver and freight

From asphalt to apps, Bosch has implemented a connected security solution for the Frechen truck stop near the A1 to protect people and freight from assaults. The modern parking area near Cologne now has around 40 parking spaces that meet the high ...

Thumbnail-Photo: Online ordering and delivery for member Co-ops...
30.07.2021   #food retail #delivery

Online ordering and delivery for member Co-ops

National Co+op Grocers Partners with Mercato

Mercato, the e-commerce platform created for America's independent grocers and specialty food stores, announced that it has partnered with the National Co+op Grocers (NCG), an organization that works to foster growth and efficiency within the ...

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