Today, in food retail, Instacart is bringing computer vision-based self-checkout technology to the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, while Kroger is expanding its first-party delivery capabilities. Additionally, Amazon is bringing its grocery checkout technology to new places.
Instacart brings AI self-checkout to Fenway Park
With the return of baseball season, many vendors have announced new mobile payment solutions and self-service options at Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums. Not to be outdone, Instacart has announced the launch of a new point-of-sale (POS) system at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Kroger shifts focus from third-party e-commerce fulfillment to in-house fulfillment
Kroger is taking over its digital delivery business. The grocery giant announced that it is hiring more than 200 new employees to prepare for the launch of Kroger Delivery in South Florida. The company is not only looking for drivers, but also people to help with the logistics aspect of the business.
Grocery Roundup: Amazon Expands Grocery Technology Rollout; Supermarkets add SNAP acceptance online
Amazon Expands Palm Payments and Frictionless Payment; Meijer and Bashas accept SNAP through Instacart; and Wawa doubles on the drive-thru channel.
Didi will stop food delivery to Japan as she withdraws to the United States
Didi Global is closing its food delivery service in Japan on May 25 as it also delists from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The majority of staff at Didi Food, which has about 200 people in Japan, will be laid off that day.