- Walmart announced it will begin piloting driverless delivery between two of its stores in Arkansas. The retailer has partnered with Gatik to begin the testing between a grocery pickup point and a Neighborhood Market.
- Reportedly Amazon is working to launch a grocery store separate from Whole Foods which would be optimized towards pickup, delivery and in-store shipping.
- J.C. Penney is testing out two new store concepts in Texas as it looks to differentiate itself in a challenging brick and mortar environment. The firm is testing a styling area to try on clothing, “our stores have room and this elevates the experience.” As well as a concept, which would include classes for customers from how to do hair blowouts to setting a modern farmhouse kitchen table.
Source: Walmart will pilot ‘middle-mile’ autonomous delivery in its hometown | Grocery Dive
Source: Amazon Wants to Rule the Grocery Aisles, and Not Just at Whole Foods | NY Times
Source: Where does J.C. Penney’s turnaround stand? It’s testing new ideas in Texas | Dallas News