Report: Amazon expands same-day delivery to Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco
WASHINGTON — Amazon has introduced same-day delivery to three cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has discontinued same-day delivery in the Las Vegas market, according to a report published Thursday in the Washington Post.
Amazon now offers same-day delivery in 12 cities.
According to the report, Amazon also added filters for customers to view whether an item qualifies for same-day shipping or next-day delivery.
Report: Loblaws’ Galen Weston talks of pharmacists as nutritionists at shareholder meeting
BRAMPTON, Ontario — Canadian grocer Loblaw, which recently acquired pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart, is sharpening its focus on health and wellness, and envisions pharmacists one day serving as nutrition experts, according to a Financial Post article.
According to the article, Loblaw executive chairman Galen Weston outlined during the company’s shareholder meeting on Thursday the futures of the merged retailers as destinations for health and wellness.
That vision, according to the Financial Post, included pharmacists also serving as nutritionists who could provide “simple medical diagnostics and prescriptions.”
In fact, the health-and-wellness strategy was a key business rationale behind its acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, former Shoppers Drug Mart chairman Holger Kluge, now a director of Loblaw’s board, reportedly said.
The article also noted that Loblaw is testing a “click-and-collect” grocery sales website later this year. The service will allow customers to buy products online and pick them up at three stores in Toronto.
H-E-B to launch online delivery service
SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B is moving toward offering an online-sales operation, according to a report published Wednesday in the San Antonio Business Journal.
“It will be a world-class offering you’ll be very excited about,” Bob McCullough, H-E-B SVP manufacturing told the Journal, though he declined to offer any additional detail. The offering is expected to put them in competition to services like Amazon.com’s Prime Pantry and Google Shopping Express, the Journal noted.
Also in the report, H-E-B is expected to open three new manufacturing plants in the coming years, including a milk-processing plant in Mexico and a U.S.-based snack-production facility.