Uber Eats Switches Bait, Goes After Postmates Instead

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Target Goes National with Grocery Pickup Rollout

Target is diving deeper into online groceries with news that the Minneapolis-based retailer is bringing its fresh grocery pickup service national after successful pilots in the Twin Cities and Kansas City markets. Starting last week, Target’s expanded in-store order...

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The Deliverers

All the news from the biggest and smallers third-party delivery firms.

WoodSpoon App Connects Home Cooks to Foodie Community

A unique app that connects home cooks to their local community has gotten some real traction during the COVID-19 pandemic. WoodSpoon was founded a little over a year ago by two Israeli entrepreneurs living in New York. It was a labor of love for Jacnun, the flaky...

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What are your peers doing in delivery? Get some of the best practices out there.

Long-term Outlook Fuels Innovation at Marco’s Pizza

Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza is benefiting from the inherent appeal of pizza delivery during the pandemic. While it had to make some modifications for contactless service, including adding that option to its online ordering platform, delivery and carryout were already ingrained in Marco’s operations—and in consumer behavior.

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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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DoorDash Cruises into Australia

DoorDash Cruises into Australia

DoorDash has announced its official launch in Melbourne, Australia, through a post on the company’s blog. It’s the largest U.S.-based delivery brand’s first expansion outside of North America. In preparation for the launch, DoorDash has already added thousands of...

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