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Grocers are spending more on bits and bites

Grocery stores are investing more and more in tech (but not VR, thankfully).

Jacob Cohen • July 27, 2023
Instacart valuation over time

Instacart’s journey of self-discovery turns another corner

Once $39B and now ~$12B, Instacart’s valuation is all over the place.

Jacob Cohen • April 7, 2023

The economics of Costco rotisserie chicken

Costco’s popular chickens have stayed fixed at $4.99 for more than a decade — even in the face of raging inflation. But it’s come at a cost.

Zachary Crockett • October 8, 2022

We’re still figuring out self-checkout

You know it’s not perfect if they’re making comedy sketches about it.

Jacob Cohen • September 23, 2022

The 1st Black-owned automated market is now open

Jamie and Jilea Hemmings’ automated grocery store, Nourish + Bloom Market, is stocked with healthy products. And it has 2 delivery bots.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 26, 2022

What ‘Supermarket Sweep’ tells us about changing grocery store prices

When “Supermarket Sweep” debuted in the ‘60s, you could win the Big Sweep with $300. Today, it’s over $2k of wagyu steaks and fancy honey.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 7, 2021

Instacart is going all in on ads. Here’s why.

Instacart’s ad business is projected to be $1B in 2022. This may put it in competition with its grocery partners.

Trung T. Phan • September 8, 2021

Tech is turbocharging self-checkout grocery stores

A number of tech companies -- Grabango, Amazon Fresh, WalkOut, Main Street Market -- are rolling out some form of self-checkout technology for grocery stores.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 15, 2021

Beyond Meat vs. Impossible Foods, explained

Beyond Meat is a leader in fake meat. But it's losing share to Impossible Food while other players (grocers, meat producers) are getting involved.

Trung T. Phan • April 19, 2021

The cold storage real estate market is booming, thanks to online grocery sales

Online grocery ordering exploded last year. Now, companies are building warehouses designed for home delivery.

Jacob Cohen • March 25, 2021

Instacart’s relationship with retailers may be fraying. What’s next?

Instacart has had a huge 2020 and is now valued at $17.7B. Some retailers are wondering if what Instacart offers is worth the price, though.

Trung T. Phan • December 30, 2020

Robomart doesn’t deliver products… it delivers the entire store

Robomart shows that the next iteration in delivery is… store-hailing.

Ethan Brooks • December 22, 2020

Out with the kale, in with the Goldfish

We just want something fun to eat.

Michael Waters • April 9, 2020

The pandemic has farmers dealing with piles of potential food waste

We’re talking millions of pounds of unpicked produce, and oceans of milk.

Nick DeSantis • April 7, 2020

How Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition pushcarted the grocery e-commerce biz

A year after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it is now becoming clear just how helpful that deal was to the entire online food retail business, mainly Amazon’s biggest competitors.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 23, 2018

Soup’s out of the can: Campbell CEO announces surprise retirement

Campbell’s CEO abruptly announced her immediate retirement on Friday, bringing the total women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies down to just 23.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 21, 2018

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