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Amazon adds Dash Cart and Alexa to its next-gen Fresh store in California

Amazon has opened its first Fresh store in Southern California, a next-gen concept introducing the Amazon Dash Cart and new Alexa features.

Metcash reaps benefits as consumers shop more locally

Metcash says sales continue to benefit from the change in consumer behaviour since the advent of Covid-19 with sales up in grocery, liquor and hardware.

Grocery prices have risen since Covid-19 crisis arrived

More than a third of Australians have observed that grocery prices are increasing, at a time when income levels are constrained by the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

Food startup The Alt Saints pledges $1m to help save endangered animals

The Alt Saints works with Birchal on the new equity crowdfunding campaign.

Woolworths expands contactless Drive Thru service in Victoria

Launched in approximately 30 stores in the state, Woolworths’ contactless Drive Thru service allows customers to place orders online and have the store’s personal shoppers pick them.

Foodbank deal takes guesswork out of supply

General Mills’ has committed to producing 10,000 pasta meals per month for a year to donate to people in need through a partnership with Foodbank Australia.

Dare Iced Coffee signs long-term partnership with R U OK?

Dare Iced Coffee has committed to raise awareness of mental-health issues through a three-year partnership with Australian suicide prevention charity R U OK?

Maggie Beer to launch plant-based ready meals range

Maggie Beer is to launch a plant-based ready meals range nationally from mid October, launching tyhrough approximately 400 Coles supermarkets.

Ten new themes added to Aldi’s Peoples’ Picks Awards

Supermarket chain Aldi has unveiled 10 new themes for its People’s Picks Awards this year based on home activities, in keeping with the Covid-19 era.

Vittoria ramps up product development as it boosts coffee share

Vittoria MD discusses the rapid growth in the capsules market and the challenges of launching a new range during a pandemic.