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Randy Hofbauer

Randy Hofbauer is Progressive Grocer's Digital/Technology Editor. He has more than a decade of experience as a journalist and researcher, almost all of it covering CPG retailing. Follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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January 2018

Robomart will soon begin pilot with Bay Area retailers

December 2017

Both are critical for customers to make informed purchases
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Articles by this author

January 2018

Commitment follows study that found chemicals in many grocers’ receipts

Both initiatives correspond with grocer’s Restock Kroger strategy

Costco, Target, Aldi may also be potential suitors

'Up to 12' will become ecommerce fulfillment centers

Services available to more households on coasts through Instacart

Retailer expands checkout-free tech to 100 more stores

24-year company vet returns to region for latest role

Relationship ending as retailer leverages recently acquired Instacart rival Shipt

Peapod research also says demographic seeks bonding through cooking together

Exec's last role was VP of produce and foodservice

December 2017

Despite reports, some experts believe it's still in its infancy

Customer-centricity, connecting with startups, test-and-learn approaches all key

Speed, substitutions, suggestive selling are just three essentials

Expansion follows rollouts in Sacramento, Bay Area

Fresh EBT app users can stretch food budgets in time for holidays

Deal won't change Shipt's relationships, at least in near future

Innovations geared toward Millennials

Ecommerce grocer’s innovation follows ‘Ask Alexa’ voice-ordering tech

Select markets, ecommerce platforms will get mobile wallet option

Home Chef, Takeout Kit options available for delivery

Columbus, Indianapolis among new markets for Prep+Pared

Delivery-focused bulk grocer calls move an industry first

Wallet option follows Cartwheel's merger into namesake app

Each serving costs $5 or less

Imperfect saves roughly 300K lbs of fruits, veggies weekly

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