Vroom Delivery Offers First Convenience-Focused Third-Party Delivery Program

Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart, The Growler Guys and H&S Power Market will be the first to offer delivery through Vroom Delivery’s new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Several additional retailers on the Vroom Platform are expected to roll out the program within the next month. While …

Vroom Delivery Announces First Round of C-store Retailer Partners for New Third-Party Delivery Program

CHICAGO — Vroom Delivery is adding Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart & The Growler Guys, and H&S Power Market to its new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Through the platform, orders are processed via Vroom and not a third-party marketplace, giving retailers the ability to market their own …

UberEats launches pay-at-table and ordering feature for restaurants

UberEats has launched a feature allowing users to order and pay for meals while eating at restaurants through its app. The Dine-In tool is now available in the UK ahead of outdoor hospitality in England reopening on 12 April. It means customers visiting a restaurant can scan a QR code to browse the menu, order …

TECH ROUNDUP: NOT ENOUGH DELIVERY DRIVERS

As restaurants struggle to find enough workers, food delivery companies are having hiring issues of their own. Growing demand for delivery over the past year combined with renewed hiring in other sectors is putting pressure on companies such as Uber Eats to keep enough people driving. “As more people are vaccinated, demand from customers has increased. We’re working …

Panera, a self-delivery pioneer, shutters its channel

Dive Brief: Panera has ended its pioneering self-delivery program that it launched in 2016, Restaurant Business reports. The fast casual chain told the publication it began phasing out its channel during the pandemic even as delivery sales grew materially. Panera did not respond to requests for comment by press time.  Chris Correnti, SVP of off-premise channels, said …

Menulog announces pivot towards ‘employment model’ for all couriers within coming years

Menulog says it is moving away from the controversial independent contractor model favoured by its gig economy rivals and wants to have all its couriers employed by the company within a “few years’ time”. In a move designed to differentiate itself from rivals such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo, Menulog’s managing director, Morten Belling, said on …

Uber and Lyft throw cash at drivers as they ditch the apps for food delivery

Throughout most of 2020, Uber and Lyft drivers didn’t have much work due to a pandemic that kept most people at home. But as countries ramp up vaccination efforts and people start doing things outdoors again in 2021, those ride-hailing companies are optimistic about a return to business as almost usual. Problem is, many of the drivers who power those …

Rewards for users but not for Dashers as DoorDash issues credit card

Doordash’s new credit card could help it ride out the end of the pandemic slump as its riders increasingly attempt to trick the app to give them better fares. The news comes after a year that saw Doordash become one of the big winners from the Covid-19 crisis. With lockdowns forcing people to stay at …

DOORDASH SAYS DELIVERY FEE CAPS ARE HURTING ORDER VOLUMES

DoorDash said Wednesday that limits on the fees it charges restaurants are hurting order volumes because it has forced the company to raise prices for consumers. In a blog post, the delivery provider reported that order volumes in March fell 7% in Philadelphia, 4% in St. Louis and 4% in Westchester County, N.Y., as a result of …

DoorDash Plans To Launch Its Own Credit Card

DoorDash, the largest food delivery company in the U.S., plans to offer its own rewards credit card to users, the Wall Street Journal recently reported. The San Francisco-based company hasn’t chosen an issuer yet, but it is exploring offers from at least 10 large banks, including J.P. Morgan. DoorDash is currently winning the pandemic-induced food delivery war, …