‘It’s not fair’: Businesses frustrated with partnership between LCBO and Uber Eats

Giuseppe Marchesini, the owner of a restaurant in Little Italy, is worried about how the alcohol-delivery partnership between the LCBO and Uber Eats will impact his bottomline. He said it is unfair, given that his business and others have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s another competitor and that’s a big competitor,” Marchesini …

DoorDash’s (DASH) Growth Slows Down Amid Economic Turmoil

DoorDash DASH is reeling with slowing business growth. Consumers are spending less on online delivery apps amid the economic turmoil, and the online food delivery business is facing a downward spiral since its boom during the pandemic period. During the pandemic, DoorDash and Uber Technologies’ UBER Uber Eats, controlling 90% of the U.S. food-delivery market, continued to record …

ChowNow lays off 10% of staff

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: During its last round of layoffs, Webb told Restaurant Dive that tech layoffs are occurring because executives are concerned about the increased cost of capital, and are preparing to weather any potential economic downturn that could last a few years. The Federal Reserve just increased interest rates again this week and said it could do …

DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees

Dive Brief: These layoffs will right size the company and allow it to match its strategic priorities, Xu said.  “We must keep this level of discipline moving forward and act with the hunger, efficiency and creativity of the younger startup we once were while leading with the responsibility of the market leader we’ve become,” Xu …

Workforce Meal Provider, Fooda, Pivots from Offices to Distribution Centers

Like many workforce meal providers and caterers, Fooda reeled from the effects of the pandemic and the sudden rise of employees working from home. Now, after a significant downsizing, the Chicago-based company has found a new pool of partners in hospitals, distribution centers and military bases. Founded in 2011, the company brings restaurant food to …

2021 U.S. food-away-from-home spending 10 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels

In 2021, food spending by U.S. consumers, businesses, and government entities totaled $2.12 trillion, recovering from a sharp decline in 2020 in which the food market was disrupted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the recession in which food spending totaled $1.81 trillion. Food-at-home spending increased from $888.2 billion in 2020 to $955.6 billion in …

The pandemic gave lots of people ‘food nostalgia,’ landing this 9-year-old start-up a million new customers

If you received a frozen Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza or Junior’s cheesecake in the mail — particularly during the summer of 2020 — you probably have Goldbelly to thank. The food delivery website first launched nine years ago, aiming to ship food from popular restaurants across the country to hungry customers, far and wide. …

WE’RE GOING TO LEARN A LOT ABOUT DELIVERY THIS WEEK

Something unusual happened at Grubhub in the first quarter of this year: Its sales and orders declined (by about 5% each). The reversal of quarter after quarter of pandemic-fueled growth has added to suspicions that food delivery is running out of gas. We’ll get a better idea this week after DoorDash and Uber Eats report their own …

Delivery Hero shares sink as investors cash in on strong sales

Shares trade almost 12% lower CEO does not expect inflation to hit demand Say no interest in buying Grubhub Q1 revenues up 52% at 2.1 billion euros April 28 (Reuters) – Delivery Hero’s (DHER.DE) shares slumped on Thursday as investors appeared to cash in on strong first-quarter results from the German online takeaway food company, whose business …

Food-delivery apps lose steam as people return to in-person dining

America’s obsession with pandemic-era food delivery appears to be over — and the companies’ stocks are taking a hit. After hitting a high of $246 in November, DoorDash shares have plunged 62 percent to $89 a share. Over the same period, Uber shares have fallen 29 percent, from $45 to about $31. Much of the …