Whole foods Market, grocery

Known for its uber-fast ecommerce deliveries in the US, Amazon has set a new speed test for its competitors launching 30 minute grocery pick-up from Whole Foods. The service is only available in selected Whole Foods stores in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, but will roll out to more cities in

Amazon Echo

FMCG brands need to rethink the fundamentals of marketing to survive in a world of voice-based shopping. That’s the view of  Vanessa Matthijssen, Deloitte Australia’s National Consumer Products Sector Lead and author of a new paper  ‘Meaningful brands – connecting with the consumer in the new world’. “Brands must shift

Metcash Grocery

Australian grocery wholesaler Metcash has expanded its online presence in China, opening an online store for its convenience brand, Fresh Pantry. The new store on JD Worldwide marks Fresh Pantry’s first entry into China. The brand currently has two physical Fresh Pantry stores in Australia with 10 scheduled to open later

After almost two decades dabbling in ecommerce, buying groceries online is now a $1 billion business for both Coles and Woolworths. But even with the supermarket giants enjoying five years of double-digit growth, the sector is still underdeveloped. Online shopping represents an estimated 2.8 per cent of the $108 billion

Some categories just seem immune to digital transformation. It’s a comforting thought — although not a very clever one. As an old media man himself, one of your humble Chatter reporters often felt that idea of immunity applied to executive recruitment. The big chair jobs simply didn’t belong on job

Australians spend $60 billion a year on groceries, the vast majority of it in store.  And while the data suggests times might be ripe for change  – smart phone owners outspend non smartphone owners by two to one – for now grocery remains the retail category least susceptible to digital

Building multiple digital connections with grocery customers dramatically increases the share of spend a retailer can capture from customers, but even a single digital connection pays big dividends. This is a key finding from a survey by BrickmeetsClick of 22,000 shoppers across six brand retailers in the US. The report