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• Albertsons announced that it is “enhancing its eCommerce platform with Glympse, a location sharing technology that will give shoppers real-time status of their grocery delivery or Drive Up & Go order … When customers are finishing their delivery order with an Albertsons Cos. store, they can now opt-in to notifications powered by Glympse via text or email that provide key updates throughout the fulfillment process. Once their order is en route, they will receive a link to a live map of their delivery truck and exact time of delivery.”

The company said that “the service is available now on delivery orders at Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Pavilions. Glympse is not available on orders fulfilled by Instacart.”


• Amazon announced that another checkout-free Amazon Go store is “coming soon” to San Francisco, a 1,750 square foot unit at 575 Market Street, less than a mile from the Go store on California Street.

This will be a third Amazon Go store in San Francisco, and its eleventh overall. (The others are in Seattle and Chicago.)

No specific opening date was disclosed.
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