Hayley Peterson, provided by Published 11:29 am PDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018 In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” less In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Amazon.com boxes are shown stacked near a Boeing 767 Amazon "Prime Air" cargo plane on display in a Boeing hangar in Seattle. Amazon’s Prime shipping program set the … [Read more...] about Amazon plants fake packages in delivery trucks as part of an undercover ploy to ‘trap’ drivers who are stealing
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By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) – France’s Carrefour <CARR.PA> announced a deal this week with Google <GOOGL.O> to boost its online shopping business. It is the latest in a string of partnerships between traditional food retailers and tech companies as grocery ecommerce takes off. HOW BIG IS GROCERY ECOMMERCE? Global grocery retailing is worth $5.9 trillion, according to figures from market research provider Euromonitor. Online sales of food and drink only accounted for about 1.5 percent of that in 2017, but are growing fast in some key markets. The figure is much higher in countries where retailers have quickly embraced ecommerce. The online share of food retail in Britain is 5.5 percent and 4.5 percent in France, according to business intelligence firm Planet Retail RNG. China’s online grocery market is expected to almost triple by 2022 to account for 11 percent of spending, according to grocery industry research group IGD. The United States is a … [Read more...] about Explainer: Why are grocery retailers teaming up with tech giants?
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary. The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller Beach, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County