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Walmart will debut its first-ever shoppable Livestream on Twitter

Walmart is the latest grocer to try social commerce as it had hosted its first-ever shoppable Livestream on Twitter last month. The grocer broadcasted a live shoppable show, and Jason Derulo hosted the Livestream. The broadcast promoted products like apparel, home appliances, seasonal decor goods for the upcoming Christmas festivities. Walmart will post the Livestream on its Facebook, Instagram and TikTok official accounts.

Top 15 best grocers and supermarket chains in Canada

Below are ranked the top 15 best grocers and supermarkets in the Canadian region. 1, Loblaw Companies 2, Metro 3, Sobeys 4, Safeway 5, Walmart 6, Real Canadian Superstore 7, No Frills 8, Canadian Tire 9, Food Basics 10, FreshCo 11, Zehrs 12, Foodland 13, Save On Foods 14, Fortino’s 15, London Drugs   

The top ten grocers with the highest revenues in the United States

The most recent list of top ten grocers from the United States is shared below with their respective revenue: 1, Walmart Inc. ($288 billion) 2, The Kroger Co. ($121 billion) 3, Albertsons Cos. Inc. ($61 billion) 4, Ahold Delhaize USA ($44 billion) 5, Publix Supermarkets Inc. ($36 billion) 6, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. ( $22 billion) 7, Meiher Inc. ($17 billion) 8, Wakefern Food Corp. ($16.6 billion) 9, Aldi Inc. ($15 billion) 10, Whole Foods Market ($16 billion)

Ten most influential CMOs 2021 as per Forbes’s list

Forbes has recently shared the list of 50 most influential chief marketing officers setting new trends and shaping the business cultures for 2021. We have shortlisted the ten top-ranked CMOs from the list along with their company names, and they are: 1, Bozoma Saint John (Netflix) 2, Stephanie McMohan (WWE) 3, Dara Treseder (Peloton) 4, Raja Rajamannar (MasterCard) 5, Nick Tran (TikTok) 6, Morgan Flatley (Mcdonald’s) 6, Greg Joswiak (Apple) 7, Olivier Francois (Stellantis) 8, Eric Lempel (Sony Interactive Entertainment) 9, Marc Pritchard (Procter & Gamble) 10, Janine Pelosi (Zoom)

Effective ways to control postharvest losses in the agricultural supply chain

With the global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, food insecurity is one of the biggest challenges lately. The reasons for food scarcity include lower crop yields, climate changes, soil degradation and water scarcity. Postharvest loss impacts fresh produce, grains and pulses. Many farmers dry the harvest on the ground and expose it to contamination, rodent and pests. Reducing waste after harvest by 75% could result in gains equivalent to three times the cropland area of France approximately and it also boosts agricultural output. Advanced technological solutions such as mechanical reapers and multi-crop mechanized threshers can be an effective solution. Usage of dry bags, gas-based dryers can save the harvest from rodents. For storing and processing harvest, farmers should use hermetic storage and advanced milling machines. Low-tech desiccant beads and drying bags are handy for transporting crops.

The restaurant industry has embraced robot chefs to fill the labour gap

Denny’s restaurant had debuted a robot chef named Janet to fulfil the large Thanksgiving orders last month. The restaurant industry has robotic chefs invasion as it tries to combat the labour shortage issues. Few services that food chains can delegate to robots include flipping pancakes, preparing coffee and serving frozen yoghurt and smoothies. Saladworks with Chowbotics has already earned fame due to its robotic salad bowls. With robots taking over the restaurant industry, the restaurant owners feel relieved as bots won’t ask for holidays, call in sick or take off on weekends. This move would equal increased performance and happy customers.

Sainsbury’s physical retail store debuts Amazon’s Just Walkout technology in London

Sainsbury’s convenience store, SmartShop Pick & Go, has adopted Amazon’s cashier-less technology. The store is in London’s Holborn Circus district. This move makes Sainsbury the first international, third-party retailer to implement Amazon’s Just-walk out tech. Customers will use Sainsbury’s mobile app, which has the cashierless tech integrated, to scan and pay as they move out of the store. The latest tech has installed computer-vision cameras, weight sensors and deep-learning algorithms to detect products placed in the cart.

Amazon to become the largest delivery service by early 2022

This week, Amazon’s CEO Dave Clark announced that its delivery service is all set to surpass rivals UPS and FedEx. He also proclaimed that Amazon is about to become the biggest courier delivery platform by early 2022. The tech giant has partnered with multiple delivery service providers and is increasing its in-house network of ships, trucks and planes. The firm delivered about 58% of Bank of America’s packages in 2019. It’s currently the fourth largest delivery firm. As per Digital Commerce 360 firm’s statement, the firm delivered about 66% of its packages to its customers.

Top ten grocers in China with highest sales volume in 2020

The China Chain Store and Franchise Association announced the list of top 100 grocers in China. The total number of grocery stores in the 100 supermarkets were 31,000, an increase of 7.4 % over the previous year. The top ten grocery stores with their respective sales volume in 2020 are: 1, RT-Mart and Auchan (105.99 billion yuan) 2, Yonghui (104.54 billion yuan) 3, CR Mart and CR Suguo (87.83 billion yuan) 4, Walmart (87.40 billion yuan) 5, Wumart and Metro (58.79 billion yuan) 6, Century Mart and Hualian ( 56.82 billion yuan) 7, Jiajiayue ( 27.92 billion yuan) 8, Carrefour (27.33 billion yuan) 9, Hyper-mart ( 24.45 billion yuan) 10, Zhongbai (23.72 billion yuan)  

JustEat Takeaway’s CEO is looking for strategic partnerships for its US-based subsidiary Grubhub

JustEat Takeaway had acquired GrubHub, an American food delivery platform, for $7.3B back in June and has been getting offers from investors to sell it since then. The CEO of Takeaway made it utterly clear that the firm is looking for strategic partnerships, and the business is not up for sale. Jitse Groen, CEO of Takeaway, is currently planning to team up with giant grocers and logistics platforms to augment the business operations. The firm has received acquisition offers due to cut-throat competition in the US and the core European nations.

Learn to grow your business with these five tech building blocks

Many leading firms are now steering towards customization through data and the latest technology. Optimization of timing, content, data, design and offer become the key success drivers for brands to achieve customer-centric growth. The five crucial technology building blocks of Martech and data enablement are data, decisioning, design, distribution and measurement. Through data management, companies can build a dynamic audience. Decisioning can help them gauge customer behavioural analytics and make predictions based on the data. With the design block, firms can manage digital assets. The distribution block involves the agile test-and-learn program. This block also aids the relevant and consistent flow of content and experience for customers. Lastly, measurement involves estimating accurate, real-time data of consolidated performance through an automated dashboard.

The tale of global cuisine and how its shaping the future of dining

Chefs at the Culinary Institute of America’s 23rd annual conference discussed how the landscape of dining is changing due to the global influence and local inhabitants. The cuisine experts intersect various cultures by offering menus made with local ingredients and are inspired by the places they have visited. They use food as a medium to pay tribute to their culture, introduce flavours to the world and give rise to the authentic dining revolution. Lucas Sin, chef-owner of Nice Day Chinese and Junzi Kitchen in NY, talked about Chinese American cuisine at the conference. Aisha Ibrahim, another Filipino chef, shared the unique recipe of the Filipino egg and eggplant dish, tortang talong.

Walmart will debut its first-ever shoppable Livestream on Twitter

Walmart is the latest grocer to try social commerce as it had hosted its first-ever shoppable Livestream on Twitter last month. The grocer broadcasted a live shoppable show, and Jason Derulo hosted the Livestream. The broadcast promoted products like apparel, home appliances, seasonal decor goods for the upcoming Christmas festivities. Walmart will post the Livestream on its Facebook, Instagram and TikTok official accounts.

Top 15 best grocers and supermarket chains in Canada

Below are ranked the top 15 best grocers and supermarkets in the Canadian region. 1, Loblaw Companies 2, Metro 3, Sobeys 4, Safeway 5, Walmart 6, Real Canadian Superstore 7, No Frills 8, Canadian Tire 9, Food Basics 10, FreshCo 11, Zehrs 12, Foodland 13, Save On Foods 14, Fortino’s 15, London Drugs   

The top ten grocers with the highest revenues in the United States

The most recent list of top ten grocers from the United States is shared below with their respective revenue: 1, Walmart Inc. ($288 billion) 2, The Kroger Co. ($121 billion) 3, Albertsons Cos. Inc. ($61 billion) 4, Ahold Delhaize USA ($44 billion) 5, Publix Supermarkets Inc. ($36 billion) 6, H.E. Butt Grocery Co. ( $22 billion) 7, Meiher Inc. ($17 billion) 8, Wakefern Food Corp. ($16.6 billion) 9, Aldi Inc. ($15 billion) 10, Whole Foods Market ($16 billion)

Ten most influential CMOs 2021 as per Forbes’s list

Forbes has recently shared the list of 50 most influential chief marketing officers setting new trends and shaping the business cultures for 2021. We have shortlisted the ten top-ranked CMOs from the list along with their company names, and they are: 1, Bozoma Saint John (Netflix) 2, Stephanie McMohan (WWE) 3, Dara Treseder (Peloton) 4, Raja Rajamannar (MasterCard) 5, Nick Tran (TikTok) 6, Morgan Flatley (Mcdonald’s) 6, Greg Joswiak (Apple) 7, Olivier Francois (Stellantis) 8, Eric Lempel (Sony Interactive Entertainment) 9, Marc Pritchard (Procter & Gamble) 10, Janine Pelosi (Zoom)

Effective ways to control postharvest losses in the agricultural supply chain

With the global population expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, food insecurity is one of the biggest challenges lately. The reasons for food scarcity include lower crop yields, climate changes, soil degradation and water scarcity. Postharvest loss impacts fresh produce, grains and pulses. Many farmers dry the harvest on the ground and expose it to contamination, rodent and pests. Reducing waste after harvest by 75% could result in gains equivalent to three times the cropland area of France approximately and it also boosts agricultural output. Advanced technological solutions such as mechanical reapers and multi-crop mechanized threshers can be an effective solution. Usage of dry bags, gas-based dryers can save the harvest from rodents. For storing and processing harvest, farmers should use hermetic storage and advanced milling machines. Low-tech desiccant beads and drying bags are handy for transporting crops.

The restaurant industry has embraced robot chefs to fill the labour gap

Denny’s restaurant had debuted a robot chef named Janet to fulfil the large Thanksgiving orders last month. The restaurant industry has robotic chefs invasion as it tries to combat the labour shortage issues. Few services that food chains can delegate to robots include flipping pancakes, preparing coffee and serving frozen yoghurt and smoothies. Saladworks with Chowbotics has already earned fame due to its robotic salad bowls. With robots taking over the restaurant industry, the restaurant owners feel relieved as bots won’t ask for holidays, call in sick or take off on weekends. This move would equal increased performance and happy customers.

Sainsbury’s physical retail store debuts Amazon’s Just Walkout technology in London

Sainsbury’s convenience store, SmartShop Pick & Go, has adopted Amazon’s cashier-less technology. The store is in London’s Holborn Circus district. This move makes Sainsbury the first international, third-party retailer to implement Amazon’s Just-walk out tech. Customers will use Sainsbury’s mobile app, which has the cashierless tech integrated, to scan and pay as they move out of the store. The latest tech has installed computer-vision cameras, weight sensors and deep-learning algorithms to detect products placed in the cart.

Amazon to become the largest delivery service by early 2022

This week, Amazon’s CEO Dave Clark announced that its delivery service is all set to surpass rivals UPS and FedEx. He also proclaimed that Amazon is about to become the biggest courier delivery platform by early 2022. The tech giant has partnered with multiple delivery service providers and is increasing its in-house network of ships, trucks and planes. The firm delivered about 58% of Bank of America’s packages in 2019. It’s currently the fourth largest delivery firm. As per Digital Commerce 360 firm’s statement, the firm delivered about 66% of its packages to its customers.

Top ten grocers in China with highest sales volume in 2020

The China Chain Store and Franchise Association announced the list of top 100 grocers in China. The total number of grocery stores in the 100 supermarkets were 31,000, an increase of 7.4 % over the previous year. The top ten grocery stores with their respective sales volume in 2020 are: 1, RT-Mart and Auchan (105.99 billion yuan) 2, Yonghui (104.54 billion yuan) 3, CR Mart and CR Suguo (87.83 billion yuan) 4, Walmart (87.40 billion yuan) 5, Wumart and Metro (58.79 billion yuan) 6, Century Mart and Hualian ( 56.82 billion yuan) 7, Jiajiayue ( 27.92 billion yuan) 8, Carrefour (27.33 billion yuan) 9, Hyper-mart ( 24.45 billion yuan) 10, Zhongbai (23.72 billion yuan)  

JustEat Takeaway’s CEO is looking for strategic partnerships for its US-based subsidiary Grubhub

JustEat Takeaway had acquired GrubHub, an American food delivery platform, for $7.3B back in June and has been getting offers from investors to sell it since then. The CEO of Takeaway made it utterly clear that the firm is looking for strategic partnerships, and the business is not up for sale. Jitse Groen, CEO of Takeaway, is currently planning to team up with giant grocers and logistics platforms to augment the business operations. The firm has received acquisition offers due to cut-throat competition in the US and the core European nations.

Learn to grow your business with these five tech building blocks

Many leading firms are now steering towards customization through data and the latest technology. Optimization of timing, content, data, design and offer become the key success drivers for brands to achieve customer-centric growth. The five crucial technology building blocks of Martech and data enablement are data, decisioning, design, distribution and measurement. Through data management, companies can build a dynamic audience. Decisioning can help them gauge customer behavioural analytics and make predictions based on the data. With the design block, firms can manage digital assets. The distribution block involves the agile test-and-learn program. This block also aids the relevant and consistent flow of content and experience for customers. Lastly, measurement involves estimating accurate, real-time data of consolidated performance through an automated dashboard.

The tale of global cuisine and how its shaping the future of dining

Chefs at the Culinary Institute of America’s 23rd annual conference discussed how the landscape of dining is changing due to the global influence and local inhabitants. The cuisine experts intersect various cultures by offering menus made with local ingredients and are inspired by the places they have visited. They use food as a medium to pay tribute to their culture, introduce flavours to the world and give rise to the authentic dining revolution. Lucas Sin, chef-owner of Nice Day Chinese and Junzi Kitchen in NY, talked about Chinese American cuisine at the conference. Aisha Ibrahim, another Filipino chef, shared the unique recipe of the Filipino egg and eggplant dish, tortang talong.

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