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Walmart still trying to figure out home delivery

How can retailers such as Walmart make grocery home delivery profitable? Do you see any retailer and/or service as the likely winner of the grocery home delivery competition? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments: It’s a tough problem that will take considerable trial and error to get right. It may never happen if the current … Continue reading Walmart still trying to figure out home delivery

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Kroger’s 90-day terms have CPG suppliers seeing red

Is there much vendors can do about restrictive payment policies from large chains? Do you see the benefits from such lengthy terms outweighing the risks for Kroger? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments: This is indeed a slippery slope. Retailers beat up manufacturers, manufacturers beat up suppliers of ingredients as well as solution providers like … Continue reading Kroger’s 90-day terms have CPG suppliers seeing red

Retailers use brand ads to help pay for free delivery

Do you see in-box and on-box advertising as viable means for retailers to offset the cost of home delivery? Will it produce the types of results that advertisers expect? Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments: Why not? Ads on buses, ads in the bins going through security at the airport, ads in stairs, ads on … Continue reading Retailers use brand ads to help pay for free delivery

Walmart and Microsoft team up to slow Amazon’s roll

What will the new five-year cloud computing and AI deal between Microsoft and Walmart mean for the retailer and the companies that compete with it? Do you see the deal giving either companies an edge going forward over Amazon? Does the timing of the announcement today have anything to do with Amazon? Interactive Edge’s CEO, … Continue reading Walmart and Microsoft team up to slow Amazon’s roll