Amazon UK and Morrisons to expand ultra-fast same day delivery

Amazon and Morrisons are pleased to announce they are expanding the ‘Morrisons at Amazon’ store on Prime Now to many more cities across the UK. ‘Morrisons at Amazon’ is an ultra-fast same day, online grocery home delivery service, currently available to Amazon Prime Now customers in four cities: Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, parts of London and […]

eBay and Coles partner in Australia to offer online grocery shopping

eBay Australia announces a partnership with Australian Supermarket chain Coles to drive online grocery shopping. In a world first for eBay, Coles will extend its reach to eBay’s 11-million unique monthly visitors. eBay users can now shop from Coles’ perishable and non-perishable everyday essentials across a variety of categories including select pre-packed fresh food, pantry, […]

Ocado Expands Its Global Footprint

It seems striking a partnership with Kroger has spurred British online supermarket Ocado on to create a momentum for global expansion if not domination. During the recent Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, which was held in Barcelona, Spain, Ocado said that it’s planning to secure deals with established supermarkets in other countries. According […]

Walmart Buys Cornershop to Boost its Omnichannel Strategy

Walmart Cornershop online grocery

Walmart has decided to go head-to-head with Amazon in Mexico’s grocery industry. Just a month after the online retail giant began selling non-perishable goods online in Mexico,  the world’s largest retailer announced yesterday that it’s acquiring Cornershop. Cornershop is Latin America’s leading online grocery delivery platform. With a deal reported to be in the region […]

Amazon / Whole Foods Market Launch Grocery Pick Up In as Little as 30 Minutes

Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced the launch of grocery pickup beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Prime members can now shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples and pick up their order in as little as 30 minutes, all without […]

Walmart Testing Picking Up Online Orders in Self-Driving Cars

Small businesses sellers are already struggling to compete with the Amazon juggernaut that can offer same-day, next-day, or 2-day delivery in most of the U.S. This is increasingly becoming the standard for shipping. Fundamentally, eCommerce is about convenience and convenience always wins, so the theory goes. Last week Walmart revealed they had been testing in-store […]

Walmart Hires Tesco Veteran Simon Belsham to Lead Jet.com

Reuters reported on Monday citing an internal memo sent out to staff at Jet.com by Marc Lore, the head of Walmart’s eCommerce business, indicates the company has hired Simon Belsham as President of Walmart’s Jet.com eCommerce division. Belsham brings a wealth of experience to the job as he successfully built Tesco’s online grocery UK and central […]

Walmart Teaming Up With Rakuten To Taken On Amazon

walmart rakuten partnership

Walmart is currently in partnership with Rakuten that will allow the U.S. eCommerce to start selling digital books for the first time later in 2018. The Walmart and Kobo co-branded apps will be released for both audiobook and eBook content and will be purchased through Walmart’s official website. Walmart announced its decision a few weeks […]

Amazon Prime Now Begins Deliveries from Select Whole Foods Markets

Amazon and Whole Foods Markets announced they are launching free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods Markets in four cities, Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach. There are neighborhood limitations within the cities, so shoppers can find out if this new delivery service services them by entering their zip code in the Amazon Prime Now app. […]

Instacart Buys Canadian Grocery Services Platform Unata

Instacart Inc. announced they agreed to acquire Toronto-based Unata, an eCommerce platform that offers both grocers and customers ways to communicate digitally. The recent acquisition now gives the grocery-delivery company access to several new eCommerce tools and an opportunity to expand its market in Canada. Unata is a cloud-based eCommerce platform that lets grocers create […]