Amazon’s High-Tech Grocery Foray

Amazon’s High-Tech Grocery Foray

By Tom Kaiser Low margins, enormous overhead, perishable inventory, cutthroat competition and crabby customers are just a few reasons the grocery business isn’t easy. But that’s not deterring Amazon’s most recent example of relentless expansion in its hometown of...
Delivery Space could See Major M&A Activity in 2017

Delivery Space could See Major M&A Activity in 2017

By Nick Upton Caviar’s late 2016 acquisition of Philadelphia food-delivery startup Main Line Delivery put an end cap on the M&A activities in the food-on-demand realm. And deals like it could make 2017 a banner year for M&A in the space. Caviar, which itself...
Delivery practices in Asia

Delivery practices in Asia

By Nancy Weingartner When it comes to food on demand, the U.S. is behind the developing world, but with the plethora of new companies jumping on the bandwagon, we’re doing our best to catch up. In Dubai, for instance, “you can get a single item delivered to you,...

Food On Demand News Briefs – January 2017

Alexa, remember that sushi restaurant I like so much? Order a spicy tuna roll Amazon Prime members in 20 cities can use their Echo or Echo dot to voice-order their next meal from one of the restaurants on Amazon Restaurants, but only from restaurants they’ve already...