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Aldi is rolling out grocery delivery across the US in a direct assault against Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger
Aldi is expanding grocery delivery to stores across the US and launching a test of curbside pickup, the company said Tuesday. Aldi is ramping up its investment in delivery and pickup amid fierce competition from Walmart, Kroger, andAmazon for consumers' online grocery purchases.
Amazon just quietly extended a program designed to encourage third-party sellers to list grocery items for sale, signaling that it still might not believe it has enough cheap grocery items on its website.
Morgan Stanley says Walmart's e-commerce business grows faster than Amazon's because of its successful Click & Collect services and steady growth in overall comparable grocery sales.
Aldi is expanding its online grocery services and preparing to launch curbside pickup in the US, Aldi US CEO Jason Hart told Business Insider. Aldi started testing online grocery delivery in select cities last year through a partnership with Instacart.
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has barely made a dent in US grocery prices, despite fears of a price war
Grocery prices have fallen since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods last year. Prices in the US fell 0.3% in the 12 months ending in June, compared to a 0.6% increase over the same period last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics.
The Fresh Market, under pressure from competitors like Whole Foods, is closing 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
We compared grocery shopping at stores in the US and the UK, and it was shockingly clear which country does it better
We compared two neighborhood stores in London and New York City to see how the shopping experience differed. We found a big difference in price, quality, and variety.
Whole Foods stores are now dripping with Prime banners, but there's no mention of the word Amazon in sight. And, it looks like that might be on purpose.
Some Amazon Fresh customers are slamming the grocery-delivery service over disappearing and ruined orders, and it raises questions about its future
Amazon's grocery-delivery service, Amazon Fresh, seems to be slipping in customer-experience rankings and is getting some poor reviews online. Some customers are reporting issues like missing items, canceled deliveries, and damaged produce, and they say the service has become unreliable.
Digital sales rose 66% over the previous quarter, Kroger said. The uptick comes after the company launched its "restock Kroger" program which aims to invest in technology and store-brands.