Sam’s Club has partnered with Instacart to bring same-day delivery of groceries and everyday essentials to several markets across the U.S.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market have introduced free two-hour delivery of groceries from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, with plans to expand across the U.S. in 2018.
Amazon is teaming its Prime Now one- and two-hour delivery service with Amazon Handmade, the company’s handcrafted merchandise business, to offer consumers unique products from local artisans available for quick turnaround for the holidays.
At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.
Consumers are insisting that retailers provide them with free delivery in the gift buying season, according to Deloitte’s 32nd annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends.
Williams Sonoma has launched in-store pick up services for purchases made online.
Target has opened the company’s newest small format store in midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square, one of 12 new stores debuting in metro New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. The store openings kick off several new store and digital initiatives for the retailer.