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Bolt Bikes Lands Investment, Rebrands as Zoomo

Bolt Bikes Lands Investment, Rebrands as Zoomo

Bolt Bikes, the e-bike manufacturer that’s focused on the delivery market and led by a former Deliveroo exec, announced it landed an eight-figure investment designed to help it expand operations in the United States, while also moving into new categories globally....

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Amazon Approved for Deliveroo Investment

Amazon’s major investment in the U.K. delivery firm Deliveroo has been approved by regulators. As CNBC reported, it was an unusually contentious look at the deal by country regulators that underscored the caution they were taking around this massive shift in the...

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Franchisors Tackle the Delivery World for Entire System

The last couple of months have been “crazy” for Moe’s Southwestern Grill while many of the pending projects the franchise had in the works were rolled out quickly to meet the demands caused by the pandemic, such as a free delivery campaign at 550 stores, Tad Low,...

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Lyft, &pizza Pair Up on Late-Night Employee Rides

Lyft, &pizza Pair Up on Late-Night Employee Rides

Lyft and &pizza, the tech-savvy fast-casual East Coat pizza brand, announced a new partnership to bring &pizza employees in Washington, D.C. a reliable late-night transit option. This isn’t exactly news in the off-premises world, but is another step forward in...

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Grubhub, Just Salad Partner on Virtual Restaurant

Grubhub, Just Salad Partner on Virtual Restaurant

Another week brings yet another example of a third-party delivery company partnering with a restaurant to launch a new virtual restaurant. This latest is New York City-based Just Salad partnering with Grubhub to launch Health Tribes, a digital-only concept that...

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Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident

Delivery Bots ‘Paused’ After Accessibility Incident

Stuck because a robot won’t move out of the way might sound like a dumb episode of “Black Mirror,” but that was the reality for a doctoral student on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Emily Ackerman, a chemical engineering student who uses a wheelchair, said she...

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Uber Buys Chilean Online Grocery Provider

Uber Buys Chilean Online Grocery Provider

Uber is getting into the online grocery business, which is increasingly being bundled into the same ecosystem as third-party restaurant delivery. In acquiring majority ownership of online grocer Cornershop, Uber will now have a toehold in Chile, Mexico, Peru and...

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Ordermark Partners-Up for Social Media Ordering

The idea of ordering food via social media is gaining more and more traction as messaging platforms gobble up our lives. Huge numbers of consumers live their life on some messaging app or another, be it Slack, Messenger or whatever. Ordermark is sliding right in via a...

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Grubhub Announces ‘Perks,’ Adding Offers, Loyalty

Grubhub Announces ‘Perks,’ Adding Offers, Loyalty

Grubhub this week announced new functionality dubbed “perks.” The new in-app feature means new options for diners and restaurant owners to better tailor the experience and potentially entice diners to order from them. It might not seem like a huge deal, but for a long...

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