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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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Is Whole Foods In Play?

Whole Foods stock surged today on speculation that Albertsons might be preparing a takeover bid. This announcement comes on the heels of an activist investor, Janus Partners LLC acquiring an 8.3% stake in the company, suggesting that a possible sale could unlock investor value.  Albertsons is

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