MyWebGrocer In The News

Retail pundit Dan O’Connor says consumers will increasingly have more choices when they shop for food

Between now and 2020, your relationship with your favorite food and beverage seller will become increasingly seamless. “The biggest pressure most people feel other than their wallet is their time. So if you can give a good value and you can make it quick and easy for them to do, you’re going to win your share of the business” says Rich Tarrant, CEO of MyWebGrocer.

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April 1st, 2014 [ Read More ]

Special Report: Digital Circulars

Not constrained by the conventions of the traditional print circular, digital circulars are enabling retailers to change how the content is presented and even break it apart. “We can now gather a lot of content and narrow it down to what an individual is specifically interested in,” says Brad Robertson, SVP, marketing solutions, MyWebGrocer. “It’s about building one-to-one conversations with shoppers.”

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April 1st, 2014 [ Read More ]

Supermarkets Warm Up to Mobile Commerce. Finally.

For whatever reason, many supermarkets in the U.S. have been slow to embrace mobile tech, in spite of the fact that visits to retailer websites have been increasingly on the rise. That seems to be changing. MyWebGrocer, which handles digital solutions for over a hundred grocery retailers, launched an mCommerce app in January, 2013, with Campbell’s as an exclusive advertising partner.

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March 13th, 2014 [ Read More ]

Online shopping a way of the world

Redwood woman Apryl Anthony’s grocery shopping takes her two minutes and 15 seconds. She timed it. Foodstuffs-owned New World Thorndon is piloting an online grocery shopping service. Foodstuffs NZ group general manager marketing Steve Bayliss says the group expects to “begin a staged rollout to other stores in the coming months” in partnership with United States-based company MyWebGrocer.

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March 8th, 2014 [ Read More ]

How Hackers and Makers Are Helping Vermont

HackVT, Vermont’s first hackathon, uses open data sets provided by the state of Vermont, and has spawned some interesting ideas from the hundreds of participants who have taken part over the last four years. Rebecca Roose of MyWebGrocer noted a few competitors have continued to develop some of their apps after the competition.

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February 11th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer buys Dublin’s Buy4Now

The deal follows MWG’s earlier acquisition of Buy4Now’s U.S. subsidiary in 2008, and provides MWG the technology platform, personnel, and client base to replicate its business model in Europe. Buy4Now is a leader in the European grocery industry with a longstanding relationship with the Musgrave Group in Ireland.

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February 10th, 2014 [ Read More ]

Buy4Now acquired by US e-commerce player MyWebGrocer

One of Ireland’s longest standing e-commerce vendors Buy4Now has been acquired by a US online retailer MyWebGrocer. “We are very excited about this new chapter in our growth and acceleration in our international expansion,” said Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer CEO. “Our footprint already includes customers and partners in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. Buy4Now’s products and expertise will strengthen our global presence.”

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February 8th, 2014 [ Read More ]

HGGC completes Buy4Now acquisition

Middle market private equity firm HGGC said Thursday that it has closed its buy of Buy4Now Technology Group.  Buy4Now will become a subsidiary ofMyWebGrocer, which is backed by HGGC. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Buy4Now is a provider of ecommerce software solutions to grocery and retail clients in Europe.

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February 6th, 2014 [ Read More ]

Deals of the Day – Private Equity Deals

Huntsman Gay Global Capital has acquired Buy4Now Technology Group, a Dublin, Ireland-based provider of ecommerce software to grocery and retail clients in Europe. No financial terms were disclosed. Buy4Now will become a subsidiary of existing HGGC portfolio company MyWebGrocer Inc.

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February 6th, 2014 [ Read More ]

HGGC Takes MyWebGrocer Global with Acquisition

Private equity firm HGGC has closed the acquisition of Buy4Now Technology Group in a deal that will take portfolio company MyWebGrocer Inc. global. Buy4Now, headquartered in Dublin, provides e-commerce software services to grocery retail clients in Europe, and counts Irish grocery distributor Musgrave Group as a client. The company will operate as a subsidiary of MyWebGrocer.

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February 6th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer acquires Buy4Now Limited

MyWebGrocer, based in Winooski, Vermont, announced Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Buy4Now Limited, a private eCommerce software and services company based in Dublin, Ireland. This transaction builds upon MWG’s earlier acquisition of Buy4Now’s U.S. subsidiary in 2008, and provides MWG the technology platform, personnel, and client base to replicate its business model in Europe.

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February 6th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer Acquires Buy4Now Limited

MyWebGrocer today announced it has completed the acquisition of Buy4Now Limited, a private eCommerce software and services company based in Dublin, Ireland. This transaction builds upon MWG’s earlier acquisition of Buy4Now’s U.S. subsidiary in 2008, and provides MWG the technology platform, personnel, and client base to replicate its business model in Europe. “We are very excited about this new chapter in our growth and acceleration in our international expansion,” said Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer CEO. “Our footprint already includes customers and partners in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe. Buy4Now’s products and expertise will strengthen our global presence.”

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February 5th, 2014 [ Read More ]

Can Amazon win over the online grocery space?

Amazon’s goal to own the online grocery space through quick deliveries and an easy-to-use mobile application and site could give it a significant leg-up, but the company faces a number of challenges that underscore the difficulties that online companies face in real-world retail. “There’s a reason why it’s taken more than five years for AmazonFresh to roll out of the Seattle test market — it’s a complicated business if you’re warehousing fresh and perishable goods,” said Rebecca Roose, senior product marketing manager at MyWebGrocer, Winooski, VT.

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February 5th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer Hires Greg Stevens as EVP of Sales

MyWebGrocer (MWG) has hired Greg Stevens as EVP of sales, with responsibility for CPG brand sales for the company. Stevens has vast experience in the advertising industry, most recently serving as president of Liberty Advertising. Prior to that role, he was the president of IAC Advertising. “Greg is a great addition to the MWG team,” said Rich Tarrant, CEO of MyWebGrocer.

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January 30th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer names Greg Stevens as Executive Vice President of Sales

MyWebGrocer, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to the grocery and CPG industry, today announced the appointment of Greg Stevens as executive vice president of sales. He will be in charge of CPG brand sales for the company, based out of the New York City office. “Greg is a great addition to the MWG team. His strong understanding of the digital media space will help us continue to expand our reach, and solidify our position as the leader in digital grocery,” said Rich Tarrant, CEO of MyWebGrocer.

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January 29th, 2014 [ Read More ]

MyWebGrocer Names Greg Stevens as Executive Vice President of Sales

MyWebGrocer, a leading provider of digital marketing solutions to the grocery and CPG industry, today announced the appointment of Greg Stevens as Executive Vice President of Sales. Greg has vast experience in the advertising industry, most recently serving as President of Liberty Advertising.“I have spent decades working in the advertising industry, witnessing the evolution to our current digital environment,” said Greg.

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January 28th, 2014 [ Read More ]

Connected Consumers

Food retailers discuss how best to engage today’s digital shoppers. Getting a handle on the constantly evolving arena of mobile solutions was a major topic of discussion among the grocery executives who attended Progressive Grocer’s Connected Consumer Summit, held this past October in Chicago and sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

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January 22nd, 2014 [ Read More ]

5 Tantalizing Tech Deals of 2013

In June, private equity firm HGGC closed an investment in MyWebGrocer, which provides digital marketing services for traditional brick-and-mortar grocery stores. The deal could help traditional grocers fend off Amazon, which expanded its groceries program in 2013, and other nontraditional competitors.

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December 31st, 2013 [ Read More ]

Feed a Family Food Drive Wraps Up, Complete Success!

The food drive collected more than 7,000 pounds of food, and $7,500 in cash! That includes $5,000 from MyWebGrocer. Sophia Morton from the food shelf says the drive exceeded her expectations. “The need at the food shelf is year round all the time but right now we’re getting these really horrible weather conditions and its getting colder and colder so people are choosing between paying for heat and paying for food.”

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December 21st, 2013 [ Read More ]