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• New Jersey-based ShopRite said yesterday that it is now the only grocery retailer with a presence on three major mobile spaces - iPhone, Android and mobile website. The technology, powered by MyWebGrocer, will allow ShopRite customers to access online specials and create digital shopping lists right from their phones.

According to the announcement, “the mobile application is built specifically for each platform, in order to provide the best user experience. Within the app, customers can easily look at digital circulars to see all the items on sale that week at their local store, and select items to add to their online grocery-shopping list. Grocery lists can be constructed from a desktop website as well, which syncs with the mobile apps and mobile website. Furthermore, consumers can click on product-sponsored advertisements at the bottom of the app and add these items to their list.”

• Harris Teeter announced that it is waiving its service fee on all online shopping orders through the end of the month. According to the announcement, “Customers can place orders online through the store’s express lane shopping service, and a team of personal shoppers will pick up the items and have them ready at a designated pick-up time.

“The service typically costs $4.95 per trip, but Harris Teeter is waiving the fee through next Tuesday.”

Full disclosure: MyWebGrocer, which provides online shopping services to both ShopRite and Harris Teeter, is a longtime and valued MNB sponsor. But that’s not going to prevent us from mentioning them in editorial coverage when we think the story merits it.
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