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Food & Grocery : Online food and grocery sales are growing. Forms include the sale of meal kits, buy online for home delivery and buy online for pickup at stores.

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2021 online retail predictions

Retailers can expect fresh opportunities and challenges, technological advancements and possible consolidation in 2021, the Digital Commerce 360 staff says. Shopping patterns are unlikely to return to the 'normal' of late 2019.

Dawn Foods whips up a commerce recipe for going digital

When Dawn Foods baked up a new plan to lure offline customers to the benefits of ecommerce, it deployed a “composable” and agile platform designed to meet their specific purchasing needs. Many customers quickly came aboard, and many asked, “What took you so long?”

Delivery startup DoorDash to seek up to $2.8 billion in IPO

This valuation is an increase from when private investors valued DoorDash at around $16 billion in June. Its IPO price is not finalized and could still change depending on demand for its stock on its roadshow with investors over the next week.

Amazon expands in-garage delivery to 4,000 US cities

Shoppers need to have the myQ garage door opener control app. Amazon also plans to start delivering groceries from Whole Foods Market or Amazon Fresh inside customers’ garages.

Amazon lures food-stamp shoppers as online buying surges

The USDA program is an opportunity for Amazon to get a chunk of the $55 billion that food-stamp recipients spent last year, purchasing that surged 20% in the first four months of 2020. It also lets the company court a cohort that has traditionally patronized Walmart or other discount grocers.

Online sales soar 243% in Albertsons' second quarter

Albertsons says it now has 950 curbside pickup locations. It's on track to have 1,400 by the end of this fiscal year and at least 1,800 locations by the end of fiscal 2021.