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Groceryshop 2018, Day 2: Hearing About Digitalization, Blockchain and the Future of Retail

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Key Points

The Coresight Research team is in Las Vegas this week to participate in Groceryshop 2018, being held October 28–31. The event will cover the transformation of consumer packaged goods (CPG), grocery and related industries, and is being attended by more than 2,200 industry professionals and features over 150 speakers.

In this report, we share our key takeaways from the second day of the conference, which include:

  • Yael Cosset, Chief Digital Officer of Kroger,predicts that the future of retail will be more digitalized, collaborative and experimental.
  • Curbside is digitizing brick-and-mortar grocery order fulfillment by connecting store operations and mobile commerce.
  • Walmart and Microsoft believe that blockchain can provide a solution for food safety.
  • Several presenters, including Instacart, say that online grocery retail is alive and thriving amidst changing consumer demands.
  • Direct-to-consumer (DTC) men’s grooming brand Harry’s discusses the launch of its new shaving brand for women, its success at Walmart and Target, and sees opportunity for introducing new CPGbrands.
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