3. Aldi UK joins Amazon and Tesco in checkout free stores race
Aldi UK is trialling new checkout free technology in one of its London stores.
The discount retailer says that the tech will allow customers to scan a smartphone app to enter the store, pick up their shopping, and walk out without the need to pay at a till.
They will then receive an email receipt and be charged automatically using their chosen payment method.
A press release did not mention where in London the trial is taking place, or which tech firm Aldi is working with on the project.
It did reveal, however, that staff are currently involved in the test, and further testing will be carried out with the public.
4. Shell and Uber Eats strike deal as demand for 24 hour grocery delivery soars
Uber Eats says that it is stepping up its battle for the UK everyday grocery delivery market by adding more than 340 Shell forecourt stores across the country to its platform.