DoorDash and Albertsons partner on same-day grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 stores

DoorDash announced Monday it’s partnering with Albertsons Companies to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 of Albertson’s stores, including Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco. DoorDash shares were up more than 5.5% Monday, while Albertsons gained more than 2%. The partnership shows how DoorDash can help grocery stores like Albertsons compete with Amazon and Walmart, which currently lead the online grocery delivery …

DOORDASH TAPS STEPHANIE IZARD AS FIRST CHIEF RESTAURANT ADVISOR

DoorDash has named chef Stephanie Izard to the newly created role of chief restaurant advisor that is meant to create another line of communication between the delivery company and small restaurants.  Izard, a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Girl & The Goat and three other restaurants in Chicago, will be a voice for restaurants within …

DoorDash may be plotting European expansion

Dive Brief: DoorDash is reportedly planning to expand in Germany, which would mark the foodservice delivery company’s European debut, according to the Quebec News Tribune. DoorDash has 21 job posting listed in Berlin, with roles ranging from management to recruitment and logistics.  The United Kingdom is also on DoorDash’s radar for expansion, and it could enter either Germany or the U.K. …

DoorDash boosts revenue nearly 200% despite driver shortage

Dive Brief: During its first full quarter as a public company, DoorDash grew revenue by 198% to $1.1 billion, orders rose 219% to 329 million and marketplace gross order volume increased 222% to $9.9 billion year over year, according to a shareholder letter detailing the company’s Q1 earnings. Net income, however, was at a loss of …

DoorDash Eliminates One-Plan-Fits-All Pricing Model

During a media event unveiling a reshaped commission structure for restaurants and other retailers, DoorDash COO Christopher Payne had a bold message for merchants on the company’s platform: “You’ll never have to pay 30 percent again if you don’t want to.” The company’s new three-tiered pricing model starts with the Basic plan that charges restaurants …

DoorDash Goes on European Deal Hunt Just Months After IPO

DoorDash Inc., the largest food-delivery company in the U.S., is seeking acquisitions in Europe, adding another well-capitalized competitor to an already crowded market. The company has made inquiries about potential food delivery targets in Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named discussing private information. Germany and the U.K. …

DoorDash Announces New Pricing Tiers for Restaurant Delivery

DoorDash, the food delivery app headquartered in San Francisco, announced today, April 27, that it’s changing its pricing for restaurants. Restaurants can now choose from three different plans, tiered at 15 percent, 25 percent, and 30 percent commission fees. DoorDash says it is making these changes in response to feedback from restaurants. But that 15 …

New fee structure at Doordash could cost customers more

Doordash is attempting to give restaurants more control over the fees it charges following widespread pushback by mom-and-pop restaurants over delivery-app economics. The food delivery company on Tuesday rolled out a new a la carte menu of services as it braces for more people to eschew takeout in exchange for sit-down dining. The new commissions …

DoorDash offers lower-priced delivery plans amid criticism

DoorDash is launching lower-priced delivery options for U.S. restaurants, responding to criticism that the commissions it charges are too high for the beleaguered industry. The San Francisco delivery company said Tuesday it will offer a new basic plan that will charge restaurants 15% per order for delivery, or around half the cost of previous plans. …

DoorDash drops fraud lawsuit against Olo

Third-party delivery company DoorDash and b2b software company Olo have reached an agreement worth $25 million in credit after DoorDash filed a lawsuit against the company last month, according to an 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. Both companies have also agreed to settle and dismiss DoorDash’s legal claims. DoorDash’s original lawsuit, filed with the …