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With no real desire to create another term or label in the retail industry, and anyway p-commerce has already been bagged as participatory commerce, the Groceryshop event in Las Vegas this week cemented a view that has been fermenting in my mind for a while that we are on the cusp of a new era of personalised commerce.

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We look at how Walmart is partnering with a range of companies to enhance its retail media opportunities through expanding its social commerce presence. Taking advantage of social commerce growth Walmart’s retail media business, Walmart Connect, is set to pilot new programmes with a range of ‘Innovation Partners’, including TikTok, Snap and Firework. This will enable advertisers to reach sh...
Nuro, a leading autonomous vehicle company, has formed a 10-year partnership with Uber Eats which will see its vehicles become an integral part of how the delivery company delivers food to consumers’ homes and other spaces. Launching in three US states Through this partnership, Uber Eats’ customers will be able to order meals and goods to be delivered by Nuro's purpose-built, self-driving v...
US-based Kroger delivered a strong second quarter performance, driven by its focus on emphasising value, enhancing its fresh food offer and accelerating its digital initiatives. We look at some of the key programmes which supported this. Kroger’s key numbers Total sales increased 9.3% to $34,638m. Excluding fuel, sales increased 5.2% Identical store sales increased 5.8% Private lab...


We look at Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, plus the progress it is making against its strategic priorities.
For Zippin, its partnerships are key to accelerating cashierless retail and delivering the convenience and speed of checkout-free shopping anywhere.
Find out how retailers and brands helped shoppers prepare for 2022’s back-to-school season amid the cost of living crisis. We review four areas, including meal options, school uniforms / clothing, classroom supplies and hygiene and personal care products.
Discover how Amazon has adapted its core urban convenience format for a suburban location.

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