Marley & Me & Martha
Maven of good taste, Martha Stewart, is teaming up with Marley Spoon to provide meal kits called, what else, Martha & Marley Spoon. AmazonFresh will be making the same-day deliveries.
Goldbely’s Gold Finger Delivery Service
Goldbely, the specialty food delivery service which promises to send you the best food from foodie cities, no matter where you live, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Global Founders Capital and Intel Capital (which also led the company’s seed round) led the round. As part of the investment, Goldbely is joining the Intel Capital Diversity Fund.
Where will all the people go?
The robots have arrived, and they’re here to work.
On March 23, bots from Starship Technologies started taking over some of the work done by human couriers at on-demand delivery startup DoorDash. The self-driving robots ferry goods from restaurants in Redwood City, California, to customers within a two-mile radius.
Pre-internet Company on way to $1B
Skokie-based Peapod, the nearly 30-year-old online grocery company, has avoided virtually all of the tech PR hype around on-demand delivery. Having been built before the internet, survived the dot com bubble, and now faced with a new onslaught of venture-backed competitors, Peapod has remained an under-the-radar giant in the food delivery space—all on its way to becoming a nearly $1 billion business.