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Online Grocery

Christmas Dinner, Delivered: Online Grocery Dishes Up Value and Range in the UK

Which UK online grocer offers the best product range and value for traditional Christmas feast? See our analysis of online grocery for the holidays.

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UK Grocery eCommerce Tipping-Point Meets Mobile Feast at IGD Digital Summit

UK grocery ecommerce has reached a tipping point in the market, and advances in mobile and innovation promise to improve profitability.

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Supermarkets Reduce Delivery Times as UK Online Grocery Competition Shifts from Price to Convenience

UK online grocery competition shifts from price to convenience as supermarkets prioritize same-day delivery to compete with AmazonFresh.

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AmazonFresh Launches in UK; Takes Aim at Grocery’s Digital Shelf

The ecommerce giant has taken aim at grocery’s digital shelf in the UK amidst an ongoing prices war between supermarkets.

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AmazonFresh UK Launch Edges Closer

AmazonFresh UK launch is expected for May 2016. This fresh online grocery service will compete with likes of,, and Ocado.

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New Year Expected to See Fresh Start for Amazon UK

Amazon is still playing a ‘will they won’t they’ game with its Fresh service in the UK. It started by testing one-hour delivery of some chilled and frozen foods in selected London and Birmingham postcodes in the second half of last year. And in November it added Prime Pantry as an alternative. Both moves are… Read More

eCommerce for Brands: Online and Digital Grocery Summit, Chicago, Nov. 5, 2015

We are pleased to introduce Clavis Special Guest Blogger . . .  Sarah Kingham!       Sarah is the brains (and brawn) behind the up-and- coming eCommerce for brands conferences including My Digital Shelf in the UK and The Online and Digital Grocery Summit in the US. The next show is the Online and Digital… Read More

Tesco – Taking Price Out of the Equation to win shoppers?

  Leading UK grocery retailer Tesco announced this week the launch of a new price matching deal for its customers called Brand Guarantee. Tesco says that it will compare the pricing of all branded grocery products in a shoppers’ basket with pricing at Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s. If the shop would have been cheaper elsewhere,… Read More

US Grocery Leaders boost eCommerce Channel Presence

Kroger’s recent announcement that it will offer online grocery delivery services out of nearly half of its nationwide stores, is not a big surprise following on from its acquisition of Vitacost just over a year ago. But it might surprise readers to know that Safeway, which even after its merger with Albertsons is still the… Read More

Clavis Insight Forum Emphasizes Move from eCommerce Strategy to Action for FMCG Brands

The Clavis Insight Europe Middle East and Africa Forum, which took place in London last week, was attended by eCommerce leaders from some of the world’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Manufacturers.  The event was titled “FMCG eCommerce: Moving from Strategy to Activation.” Speakers included experts from Clavis Insight as well as Hannah Gibson, Head… Read More

It’s the eCommerce stupid!

As election fever winds up in the US there has been plenty of reminders in the media about the immortal phrase, ‘the economy stupid’, coined by Bill Clinton’s campaign strategist James Carville for the 1992 presidential campaign. I’m borrowing the sentiment to answer the question, ‘where will consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands find precious growth… Read More

Which US Retailers Provide The Clearest Path to Purchase Candy Online

For the U.S. Candy category, along with a number of other grocery categories in the market, a major issue is that retailers are still struggling to ship candy products purchased online. There are certainly challenges to shipping these items: with summertime temperatures in warehouses without air-conditioning reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, chocolate candy and even… Read More Evolves to bring Marketplace Competition to the ‘Buy Box’ appears to be have made a big change in how it handles marketplace listings, getting more like eCommerce giant Amazon in the process. Until recently Walmart’s core site and the Walmart marketplace were treated as separate entities when it came to fulfilment. If an item went out of stock on it was either… Read More

Will Online Grocery Shopping in the US Go Mobile?

We know that CPG eCommerce has reached its tipping point in markets across the world. According to Kantar Worldpanel, South Korea leads with online at 10% of FMCG sales. In Europe the UK and France are ahead of the curve at 4.9% and 3.9% respectively and the US is also the most advanced with eCommerce… Read More

Seizing the 2015 Online Opportunity

2015 is shaping up to be a stellar year for eCommerce – especially in grocery and fast moving consumer goods, which as we know is a sector that has come late the online channel. At the close of 2014 online grocery sales still represented a relatively small proportion of overall market, but it is growing… Read More

What Set Overperforming Brands Apart In The Clavis Insight Index (CI2) UK Alcohol Study

Succeeding in the digital channel is about making sure your products are properly configured in the online store and optimizing attributes such as content, image, availability and search rank. In the recent Clavis Insight Index (CI2) of online store performance for the UK alcohol category a few of these key metrics set top performing brands… Read More

Cyber Monday 2014 Delivers Expected Sales Boost

Cyber Monday 2014 didn’t disappoint.  As had been predicted it broke all records for online sales in the US. What was interesting is that the phenomenon also made a significant impact outside the US, most notably in the UK where retailers have adopted the Black Friday and Cyber Monday concepts with cut price promotions. Online… Read More

Online Grocery Shopping Reaches Tipping Point in US

We talk a lot about the growth in eCommerce on this blog, and despite most industry insiders agreeing with our point of view we still come up against a certain amount of doubt within certain sections of the CPG world. The recent report from the Boston Consulting Group and the Grocery Manufacturers Association seems to… Read More

Beloved ’90s drink ‘Surge’ sells out within hours on Amazon

In 1996 Coca-Cola launched a soft drink to rival Pepsi’s Mountain Dew. This drink was Surge. The reign of Surge was relatively brief with the last cans sold in 2001. It seemed that the world then forgot all about it, until recently. Surge returns for those thirsty for a taste of ‘90s nostalgia In 2011,… Read More

Clavis Insight Second Annual Insight Forum, Cambridge MA, October 7th & 8th

Clavis Insight’s second annual insight forum is taking place this week at the Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge MA, a hub of entrepreneurship in the Boston area. The forum, entitled “The End of the Endless Aisle?” brings together global eCommerce leaders from some of the largest consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers in the world. Delegates, including… Read More