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Randy Hofbauer

Randy Hofbauer is Progressive Grocer's digital and 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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July 2018

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New 'Bob's Burgers' meal kits continue service's transformation to more experiential model
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July 2018

Service lacked 2 key assets physical grocers already have

Internal email blames 'setbacks with financing'

As grocery ecommerce sales rise, users won’t tolerate shopping experiences that aren’t seamless

Private label penetration also rises

OptUp puts nutritional info at users' fingertips

John Gehre spent 11 years at the Texas grocer

Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus just a few markets to get service

Now among top grocers, Amazon makes move into consumables

Infusion to help grow ecommerce grocery business

Online grocer opening new fulfillment center in the Bronx

Policy would have forced suppliers to waive PACA rights

2nd Amazon Go location to take up 1,200 more square feet than original

Prime members can enjoy special deals on big day

American Express vet Janey Whiteside to take on role

June 2018

Ecommerce program testing driverless cars

Responses are negative, though suppliers may get some flexibility

Dollar-store chain is first to intro scan-as-you-shop tech

News follows 1-year anniversary of Amazon-Whole Foods deal announcement

New vehicles are lightweight, transportable alternative to larger-scale conveyor-belt systems

Willis Tower, Ogilvie Transportation Center to welcome checkout-free concept

Blue Apron rival starts with 581 Giant Food, Stop & Shop stores

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