Author: Denny

Mobile grocery shopping drives online food purchasing market

New data showed Irish consumers are getting on board with the chance to use digital supermarkets.

SuperValu has now released data showing mobile grocery shopping is on the rise in Ireland. While it has made an online version of its supermarkets available for some time, it credits smartphones with the growth.

The grocery store has seen a tremendous increase in traffic to its site throughout the last year.

In fact, SuperValu stated that it has seen a 50 percent increase in site traffic since 2016 began. It credits mobile grocery shopping via smartphones and tablets. According to a spokesperson from the supermarket chain, “Supervalu online shopping has seen overall traffic to its website grow by a massive 50% in 2016, over the previous year. This shows a massive shift in customer behavior towards researching offers and buying food online.”

Mobile grocery shopping has been credited as the largest factor boosting traffic to the website.

Mobile Grocery Shopping - Basket of FoodThis, according to the SuperValu spokesperson. The company saw an increase in mobile commerce use by 114 percent at its own site. This produced a massive 200 percent spike in its revenue. Over the last few years, the grocery store chain has been working hard to keep up with the changes in m-commerce trends. In this way, it has been able to embrace and benefit from mobile growth.

There was such a large rise in the amount of mobile use of the SuperValu site that the company launched a site specific to smartphone-based needs. Its mobile optimized and responsive m-commerce website first launched in August. It was designed to meet the needs of consumers who were making it ever more clear that smaller screens were their preference.

“Since the launch of their new mobile-responsive website, six weeks ago, mobile usage has accelerated, to grow by 175% compared to the same period last year,” the spokesperson said.

SuperValu isn’t the only supermarket to have witnessed these trends and placed a focus on mobile. Tesco began with e-commerce back in 1998 and has noticed an increasing consumer trend in online shopping. They have also pointed to mobile grocery shopping as a reason for this shift.

Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Dead?

Several reports indicate that the Korean electronics company is suspending production of the device.

Since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch, the company has faced one nightmare after the next. The problems may have just reached a new high point. Yonhap News, the largest news agency in South Korea, reports a suspension of the company’s flagship smartphone.

The South Korean News agency cited a source inside Samsung’s supply chain.

The source, who remained anonymous, explained that “This measure includes a Samsung plant in Vietnam that is responsible for global shipments (of the Galaxy Note 7).” At the time of the writing of this article, an official confirmation of the suspension of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production had not been made.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - Image of Samsung mobile phoneThat said, it would not be impossible to believe that this step would be taken. The new flagship smartphone from Samsung has seen nothing but problems since its first launch. This included safety problems in the United States.

Both AT&T and T-Mobile stopped selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 when several caught fire.

There were five separate incidents in the United States in which the Samsung smartphones caught fire. This was reportedly a problem with the battery. Moreover, an Australian telecom company called Telstra may also be doing the same thing. The Verge reported that it had access to a memo from the company saying the Galaxy Note 7 would soon be withdrawn not only from its own shelves, but from stores worldwide.

As published on The Verge, the memo explained that “Samsung has temporarily paused the supply of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following a reported incident in a replacement phone in the US. Samsung is confident in the replacement Note 7 and says they have no reason to believe it’s not safe.” That said, it also indicated that it would be progressing to create a “replacement Note 7.” No further information was shared about that mobile device.

On October 10th, Reuters reported that the electronics giant confirmed it would be “adjusting shipment volumes.” This move was being made to give the company the opportunity to hold in-depth inspections and to ensure proper quality control was in place. That said, it did not say anything further about ceasing the production of its product.