Ahold Delhaize, which operates supermarkets in Europe and the US (‘Stop & Shop’ and ‘Food Lion’) is on track to meet a 20 percent US online sales growth target this year as it opens automated grocery distribution points along the East Coast, chief executive Frans Muller said in an interview.
Ahold Delhaize’s Stop & Shop is updating its brand to make grocery shopping easier. The update is designed to improve the in-store experience with a focus on more fresh and healthy options and improved digital solutions. Part of the update is the introduction of robots for click and collect at special Stop & Shop pick-up …
Statistics Netherlands reports that 29 percent of Dutch households ordered groceries at least once online in 2017, the most in the European Union, passing the UK at 28 percent. Dutch multinational Ahold Delhaize was the first to offer online groceries in the Netherlands, but the practice has kicked into high gear recently due to what …
More than 1 in 6 Dutch people do their grocery shopping online. In just three years, Picnic has grown from delivering in Amersfoort to over 60 locations in the Netherlands and Germany. And, each day new customers join. Picnic’s Joris van Tatenhove reports about Picnic’s success in e-groceries on Medium.com.
Dutch e-groceries company Picnic is taking responsibility for decreasing the energy footprint. Picnic’s mission is to: maximise energy efficiency, source electricity from 100% renewables and ensure that energy is used when supply is high and demand is low.
Tatjana Mirosnicenko won the 2018 KPMG-RSM Sustainability Master Thesis Award for her thesis entitled E-grocery: the effectiveness of content sharing on social media in promoting green slot choice behavior. The MSc graduate was presented the award at the RSM Sustainability Forum 2018, hosted by the Dutch Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Cluster 2 of NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research) focuses on policy and environment and is organizing a meeting in Molde (Norway) on the 11th and 12th of October 2018.
UK-based company Ocado has been credited with revolutionising the UK’s e-grocery arena. An online player with cutting-edge technology, a centralised hub-based delivery system and lucrative partnerships with high-end retailers, and Ocado is profitable. Sales in 2017 are expected to grow towards 1,5 bln Euro. Net margin was 1%.
With the emergence of e-commerce in grocery retail, the food supply chain faces new challenges. In a new paper Shenle Pan et. al. of MINES ParisTech focus on such a challenge regarding the successful delivery of on line grocery orders.
In e-groceries home delivery costs remain high. The last mile challenge remains a big one. What are some of the innovative ways that retailers have risen to that challenge? McKinsey partners Louise Herring and Jessica Moulton speak with McKinsey Publishing’s Monica Toriello about how UK grocery retailers can reinvigorate the in-store experience for customers while …