Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Krogers Launches a New eCommerce Platform
Company Press Release

The company announced that it has launched a new direct-to-customer e-commerce platform called Kroger Ship.

Kroger Ship lets customers shop from a curated selection of 4,500 products, which are exclusive to the site, and more than 50,000 center-aisle groceries and household essentials letting users send products to their homes on a subscription-based rotation.

Kroger Ship will be initially launching in four markets: Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, and Nashville.

Bird Electric Scooters Expand Internationally

According to TechCrunch, the Electric Scooter company, which was founded in 2017 and is valued at $2 billion, will be launching a pilot program in Paris.

The report also outlines that the company has its sights on Tel Aviv.

Bird currently operates in over 15 cities across the United States. Its major rival, Lime, recently partnered with Uber to allow Uber users to request electric scooters from within its app.

Chase Offers Cardless Mobile Wallet Banking
Business Insider
Chase Website

According to Business Insider, Chase has added cardless transactions to the majority of its ATMs.

The feature which rolled out in 2016, allows ATM users to tap their mobile wallet, such as Apple Pay, to access their account.

Chase cardless transactions works with Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay.

Starbucks Teams up with Alibaba
Company Press Release

The strategic partnership will let both companies collaborate on e-commerce efforts that lets Starbucks work within the Alibaba ecosystem providing its products to Chinese customers.

The partnership looks to give an even more personalized online Starbucks Experience that will initially launch in Beijing and Shanghai in September 2018.

Further plans to expand across 30 cities to more than 2,000 stores are expected by end of the year.

Molson Coors Canada Expands into Cannabis Infused Beverages
Molson Coors Press Release

The alcoholic beverage company is teaming up with The Hydropothecary Corporation in a joint venture to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market after legalization.

The new joint venture will operate as an independent company with its own board of directors and an independent management team.

Molson Coors will have 57.5% controlling interest in the joint venture.