Dark Stores Addressing Massive COVID-19 E-Grocery Demand

| Mike O'Brien

A handful of grocery retailers have flipped some locations into so-called dark stores to handle the crush of online orders, but it remains to be seen how widespread the practice will become or how much the trend will stick after the coronavirus threat dies down. Retailers include Amazon/Whole Foods, Kroger, Giant Eagle and Stop & Shop.

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Sweetwater CEO on the Power of Music Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Mike O'Brien

In the midst of COVID-19 social isolation, people are craving connection. In the midst of uncertainty, videos of musicians sharing their gifts, both virtually and socially distanced, have gone viral, providing inspiration and hope. Sweetwater CEO Chuck Surack talks about his company’s experience and how they’re connecting with customers.

The Coronavirus Effect: How Ecommerce Operations Are Tackling the Challenge

| MCM Staff

FREE ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Multichannel Merchant recently conducted an audience survey to gauge not only the impact of the coronavirus outbreak but what sorts of plans are being made for after the pandemic is under control. We discuss the survey results with operations experts from enVista, Le Tote and Burton, which you can view on demand.

U.S. Ecommerce Sales Up 25% Due to COVID-19, E-Grocery Doubles

| Mike O'Brien

Driven by coronavirus impacts, U.S. ecommerce sales recently surged in a number of categories, with e-grocery sales doubling between March 13-15 compared to March 1-11, overall ecommerce sales rising 25% in the same comparison and BOPIS increasing 62% from a year ago, according to new data from Adobe Analytics.