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Recent Investments by Amazon and FreshDirect Highlight the Growing Importance of E-commerce Fulfillment Operations

In late July, FreshDirect announced that it would be partnering with Fabric Robotics to build a micro-fulfillment center (MFC) in Washington D.C., providing same-day delivery to area customers. The online-only grocer has traditionally only done next-day fulfillment, but is planning to expand same-day throughout the…

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The Future Of Supermarket Retailing

Extraordinary measures are being taken by supermarket retailers in response to COVID-19 in this extremely challenging time including customer limits, line spacing, the discontinuation of salad and hot bars and crucial safety precautions. Are these measures temporary or are they here to stay? We’ve been…

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Robots Are Coming To Grocery Fulfillment: Can They Drive Profitability?

As I’ve written several times before, there are multiple reasons why the grocery category is well under-penetrated relative to other e-commerce categories. Multi-temperature products, awkwardly sized and shaped products, product and SKU proliferation, delivery challenges, combined with razor-thin margins have kept e-commerce penetration today to…

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