Reports: Google partners with Target in same-day delivery service
NEW YORK — Google is looking to launch a competitor to Amazon Prime, according to published reports.
TechCrunch reported that Google was dogfooding a service called Google Shopping Express, which would offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, but so far only to Google employees. Target, Nob Hill Foods and Babies’R’Us have been named as possible partners in the service, as well as five other stores in the area.
An email sent to TechCrunch from Google indicated that the company is currently attempting to keep the service quiet by instructing employees not to talk to the press about it and to avoid shipping products to their homes if they have spouses or roommates who work with the media.
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Supermarket vet Anthea Jones named president of Bi-Lo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Anthea Jones has assumed the role of president at Bi-Lo. He will continue to serve as SVP operations.
Jones comes to the position from the Bi-Lo side of the recent merger between regional supermarkets Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie. He signed on with Bi-Lo in 1999 after 17 years at Food Lion. He also is the immediate past board chairman for the Global Market Development Center.
Jones succeeds Michael Byars in the position. Randall Onstead continues as president and CEO of the combined company, Bi-Lo Holdings.
Consumers making price comparisons on smart devices
Consumers using mobile devices in-store are most often in search of savings, with the majority (91%) comparing prices online or at other stores while shopping, according to a recent online survey of more than 600 AccentHealth viewers. Following price, product availability searches at another location (60%) is the next most popular reason for device use while in-store.
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