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Drone deliveries a reality for retailers

UPS received a first-of-its-kind certification from the Federal Aviation Administration that moves drone deliveries closer to reality.

Drones are for real, Costco keeps rolling and the most arrogant thing a CEO can say

Why shoppers will want drone delivery Like the advent of barcodes and scanning in the 70’s, retail historians will look back at this decade as the one when drones entered the mainstream as an integral component of the supply chain.

Gen Zers differ from previous generations—and we can learn a thing or two from them.

An escalating battling in West Seattle pits a soon-to-open popular local grocery cooperative against a Whole Foods Market that opens nearby a week later.

Expansion of same day delivery service coinicides with in-home delivery pilot.

Walmart's momentum is building while Amazon is wrestling with intractable challenges inherent in its business model.

The Great Recession greatly impacted consumers’ tastes and preferences over the last 10 years and retailers haven’t kept pace. Here’s why.

Amazon extols its virtues amid anti-competitive probe

"Online Grocery Shopping Still Rare in U.S.,” was the headline on recent Gallup survey of American’s food shopping behaviors. Gallup’s interpretation of its survey results, that online food shopping is still rare, isn’t true and rare is a poor choice of words.

Food retailers have regained ground against big tech and major retailers in the battle for consumer goods companies’ shifting ad budgets.

How to get deals done, an M&A checklist

The escalating war on plastics has a powerful ally in Walmart.

Food delivery services have made it easy to avoid a trip to the grocery store, creating a challenge for conventional food retailers that won’t be solved by an enhanced store experience alone. Services provided by the likes of Uber Eats, Grubhub and Waitr facilitated roughly $5 billion in food sa

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