kroger boost

Retail Radar: Walmart Holds Open Call; Lowe's Grows Delivery

instacart schnucks

Path to Purchase Institute members have access to regularly updated retailer profiles, which can be accessed here. Recent news includes Instacart's smart carts making their way to Schnucks' locations, and Kroger celebrating one year of its Boost program.

Local Call

Walmart is holding its annual Open Call event this time with a road trip planned so entrepreneurs can pitch their products for a shot at being sold at the retail giant or Sam’s Club. Elsewhere, 7-Eleven is inviting brands to apply for a chance to be sold at its convenience stores.

Kroger Boost’s Birthday

The grocer’s paid loyalty program marks its first year with news that it has saved members big bucks. To celebrate, and draw new enrollments, Kroger is sweetening the sign-up process with bonus fuel points.

Lowe’s Grows Same-Day Delivery

The home improvement retailer is teaming with OneRail, which will fulfill last-mile delivery options for Lowe's 1,700-plus U.S. locations.

Dollar General Rewards

The discount retailer is expanding its partnership with Ibotta Performance Network, allowing shoppers to add offers through its app or and earn dollars that can be used toward future purchases.

Instacart Adds Carts

Instacart’s Caper Carts are making their way to more stores. This autumn, select Schnucks markets around St. Louis will deploy the AI-powered smart carts, including testing new versions.