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Today In Retail: EVgo Attains 250,000+ Customers On Charging Network; TrueCar, Roadster Collaborate To Help Car Shoppers Finalize Deals

In today’s top retail news, EVgo announced that it has reached more than a quarter of a million customers on its charging network throughout the country, while TrueCar has rolled out an experimental effort with Roadster. Plus, Office Depot says it is splitting its business-to-business (B2B) arm from its chain of physical retail stores. EVgo Reaches 250,000+ Customers On Its Charging Network Nationwide EVgo announced that it has...

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Floral Delivery Startup UrbanStems Preps For Record Mother’s Day With Fresh Funding

After growing 130 percent last year and 500 percent since 2018, Washington, D.C.-based floral delivery startup UrbanStems said on Wednesday (May 5) that it's on track to book its busiest week in its four-year history thanks to a surge of Mother’s Day orders, and also that it has just closed a $20 million round of funding. In announcing its Series C fundraise, which brings UrbanStems’ cumulative outside investment to $48 million,...

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The 'Instacart Of Europe' Works With Retailers To Offer ‘Everything, Everywhere’

Research has consistently found that habits form in moments of transition. Now, as the vaccine rolls out around the world and consumers begin to establish their new routines, grocers have a unique opportunity to embed themselves in consumers’ lives in an enduring way. As consumers begin to set their post-pandemic grocery behaviors, online grocers have a chance to integrate their offerings into these routines, guiding consumers’ way...