Quick commerce, the next generation of e-commerce, is changing the retail scene with speed and magnitude, satisfying the modern shoppers' needs by offering instant food delivery. Shoppers clearly want it all, and they want it now! In this edition of 'Things we see in retail and loyalty', we will shine a light on quick-commerce initiatives and developments of JD.com, iFood, Jumbo, Buyk and more.
HungryPanda has become the Asian food delivery leader in Australia and New Zealand following the acquisition of two food delivery platforms - EASI (Australia) and BUY@HOME (New Zealand). The strategic alliance allows HungryPanda to improve its local operations and widen its choice of authentic Asian restaurants.
Following a strategic partnership between Jumbo supermarkets and delivery company Gorillas, Jumbo shoppers will be able to use the Gorillas app to have Jumbo products delivered to their homes. This is the latest partnership Gorillas’ has entered into, alongside other leading retailer collaborations such as Casino Group (France) and Tesco (UK).
Buyk, a rapid online grocery service, plans to enter more US markets in 2022 starting with six strategically placed 'dark stores' in Chicago. The expansion will allow Buyk to fulfill online grocery orders for shoppers using the Buyk app with no delivery charge or minimum purchase required.
Shoppers at Aldi Shop&Go can use the Aldi Shop&Go app to complete their shop without scanning items or checking out. The new concept store uses innovative camera technology, provided by AiFi, to track items picked up by shoppers and automatically charges them using their preferred payment method.
JD.com has opened two innovative stores that let shoppers collect food, cosmetics, clothing, household appliances, and other items that they ordered online. The stores, called Ochama, use robots and self-driving cars to prepare orders that shoppers place using the Ochama app. Home delivery is also an option. Source: nu.nl
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