Afresh Secures $115M in Series B Funding and Rolls Out its Fresh Food Preservation Technology to Thousands of Stores Across the US

August 5, 2022 Afresh

Afresh, the leading AI-powered fresh food technology provider, today announced a $115 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital and with participation from Insight Partners, VMG Partners, and Bright Pixel Capital. Afresh will use the investment to scale across thousands more stores and expand the footprint of its Fresh Operating System, an efficient, flexible solution for forecasting, inventory, ordering, and store operations, to support new fresh categories like meat and bakery.

Instacart Enables Online Catering Ordering and Delivery for Grocers in the Instacart App

August 5, 2022 Instacart

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced that grocers can use FoodStorm’s order management system (OMS) with the Instacart App, making it easier to offer online ordering and delivery of catering items. Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace is the first retailer to connect their FoodStorm OMS directly with their Instacart App storefront, allowing customers across New York and New Jersey to easily place catering orders online, while streamlining the process for store associates to manage orders.

Walmart Launching “Mini-Retail Experience” For Travel

August 5, 2022 Kelly Tyko, Axios

Walmart is embarking on a “mini-retail” journey with health and wellness hospitality company Getaway to add small general stores at select travel outposts across the country.

Empire pledges net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040 in bold new Climate Action Plan

August 5, 2022 Empire Company Limited

Empire Company Limited announced it is setting bold, science-based emissions reduction targets (“SBTs”) in support of Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy. This is a significant step forward in the Company’s plan to help combat climate change and is the latest step in the journey to commit and invest in sustainability.

H-E-B Opens E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Leander

August 5, 2022 H-E-B

H-E-B has opened a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Leander, a project that expands the retailer’s commitment to integrate innovative technologies that drive omnichannel growth and provide a more convenient and better shopping experience for Texans.