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Another Sign That Walmart Is Looking to Reshape the U.S. Health Care Industry

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Apr 17, 2018 12:41:51 PM

According to recent reports, Walmart is in discussions to acquire Humana, a $37 billion dollar health insurance company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Although the terms of this deal are unknown, it could bring a dramatic shift in the health care industry, including medical deliveries.

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Topics: Food & Grocery, Health Care

What a Potential Target-Kroger Merger Could Mean for the Retail and Food & Grocery Industries

Posted by Safeena Walji on Apr 4, 2018 10:29:15 AM

In the last year, we’ve seen retailers undergo drastic changes in the shape of mergers and acquisitions in order to keep up with the likes of Amazon. Nevertheless, the idea of a Target-Kroger merger came as a  surprise to many. Though there are conflicting reports of its likelihood, it has us thinking: how possible is this merger, and what does this mean for the ever-evolving retail landscape?

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Topics: Retail, Food & Grocery

Bakeries: Here’s How You Can Benefit From the Rise of Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Feb 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Aaaah...the smell of freshly baked treats. We all know and love that smell. And what makes it even better? Having a bakery delivery option to drop off the goods at your doorstep same-day.

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Topics: Food & Grocery

Is Same-Day Grocery Delivery Right for Your Business?

Posted by Safeena Walji on Dec 4, 2017 12:34:35 PM

With almost everything now available at your fingertips -- and we mean almost everything -- consumers are shifting the way they spend their money. Convenience plays a big role in this cultural shift, and technology brings opportunities to take care of mundane tasks like grocery shopping without having to set foot in a physical store.

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Topics: Food & Grocery

Why Consumers Are Getting Food & Groceries Delivered

Posted by Safeena Walji on Oct 3, 2017 2:36:19 PM

According to a 2017 study by the Food Marketing Institute and Neilsen, almost a quarter of American households are buying their groceries online. The grocery delivery industry is also projected to grow fivefold and gross more than $100 billion in profits by 2025. There are many reasons for this service's bursting popularity, but a single thread ties them all together: it simply makes life easier.

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Topics: Food & Grocery

Dropoff Client Spotlight: Clearwater Fine Foods

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Jul 12, 2017 4:18:55 PM

For Clearwater Fine Foods, providing fresh, sustainable food is their mission and has been since 1976 when founders John Risley and Colin MacDonald established the company. Now operating a fleet of 11 fishing vessels, Clearwater has grown to become one of the leading seafood companies in the world, providing restaurants with fresh and sustainable shellfish.   

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Topics: Food & Grocery, Featured Clients

Delight Your Customers With Same-Day Grocery Delivery on Fourth of July and Beyond

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Jun 28, 2017 9:12:00 AM

According to Fox Business, Americans are estimated to spend $6.8 billion on Fourth of July festivities, with most of that money allocated to food and beverages. That’s 150 million hot dogs, 700 million pounds of chicken, 22.8 million cases of beer, and 190 million pounds of beef. Because let’s face it, what’s the Fourth of July without burgers, libations, and snacks galore?

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Topics: Food & Grocery

How Grocery Stores Benefit from e-Commerce and Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Sean Spector on Jun 19, 2017 1:26:18 PM

Did you know that 90% of consumers shop for groceries and other household items once a week? That’s a lot of time spent in the store, especially since the average trip to the grocery store takes 41 minutes, according to the Time Use Institute. That adds up to 53 hours a year a consumer spends grocery shopping.

But the grocery landscape is quickly evolving (and certainly, the latest proof is last week's announcement of Amazon buying Whole Foods). Consumers are increasingly doing their shopping online and the ability to do so has switched from a differentiator to a “must have” for grocery stores. What’s more is that once a consumer buys groceries online, they are far more likely to do so again in the future.

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Topics: Food & Grocery, Same-Day Delivery

Same-Day Delivery for Dads and Grads

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on May 24, 2017 9:33:00 AM

What do Dads and Grads have in common? They both deserve celebrating. With high school and college graduations happening throughout the end of May and Father’s Day on June 18th, these festivities are right around the corner. Delight your current customers and drive new business with a same-day delivery option, powered by Dropoff.

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Topics: Retail, Food & Grocery, Same-Day Delivery

Delivering Happiness on Mother’s Day

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 15, 2017 2:59:13 PM

One of the best things about being part of Dropoff is having the opportunity to deliver gifts to surprised recipients on special days, like Mother’s Day. This year was full of floral arrangements, bakery goods, and retail items and we had a wonderful time delivering to happy moms throughout the cities we serve.

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Topics: Retail, Day in the Life, Same-Day Delivery, Food & Grocery