Gopuff promises ‘fastest delivery on the planet’ of groceries — and NYC pols vow crackdown

Fast delivery grocery app Gopuff introduced a 20-minute delivery promise – and Big Apple pols just as quickly vowed to push back because of safety concerns, The Post has learned The Philadelphia-based company rolled out a new service for subscribers Tuesday that “promises delivery in under 20 minutes for just $1.49/order,” in what it described …

Instacart, DoorDash and Uber up their grocery ante

Uber’s grocery and retail vertical generated $7 billion in annualized gross bookings in its fourth quarter, while Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. banners are linking with DoorDash. Third-party e-commerce players are bolstering their grocery game this year by expanding food retailer partnerships, and they are seeing sales booms from their grocery investments.  Instacart announced Wednesday that Whole Foods …

DoorDash Aims to Boost Presence Abroad While Rivals Struggle

DoorDash Inc., already the top restaurant delivery company in the US, is now looking to strengthen its presence abroad. The San Francisco-based company operates in 28 countries outside the US, mostly in continental Europe, Japan and Australia. Yet it doesn’t enjoy the same name recognition in any of those markets the way it does in …

DoorDash Ends 15-Minute Grocery Pilot

DoorDash has ended a program in New York City that tested 15-minute “ultrafast” grocery delivery, reports Insider. The company operated the piloted out of Manhattan since 2021. “DoorDash no longer targets 15-minute delivery from the DashMart Chelsea location. DoorDash ended the pilot earlier this year, and the site continues to provide access to over 2,000 items with …

Food Rocket Ceases Operations as Ultra-fast Grocery Delivery Fizzles

Rapid grocery delivery startup Food Rocket has ceased operations, marking the latest in the ultra-fast sector to sputter out. The company stated that in spite of overall profitability, it has exhausted its funding and ran out of capital while struggling to raise additional funding. It adds that the recent downturn in capital markets made it …

Uber is coming for Instacart

Image Credits: Uber Uber has rolled out updates to its Shop and Pay feature that address three of the most commonly raised courier issues: out of stock items, digital payments and order clarity before accepting a trip. The ride-hail and delivery giant quietly launched Shop and Pay last year, a feature that lets delivery workers opt …

DoorDash Partners with ALDI To Expand On-Demand Grocery Delivery

DoorDash, the local commerce platform, and ALDI, the grocery price leader for six years running*, today announced a new partnership to bring on-demand grocery delivery to nearly all ALDI locations across 38 states. With the addition of ALDI, one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, more than 98% of DoorDash’s monthly consumers in the U.S. have access to a …

Sprouts partners with DoorDash to expand online options

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Over 20,000 Sprouts products will be available for delivery through DoorDash and orders can be placed on either the delivery company’s mobile app or its website, the announcement states. Customers can opt to have orders delivered the same day or later in the week. Also part of the partnership, delivery from all …

Uber “Betting in a Huge Way on Grocery” with Big Refresh

Much has changed since Uber integrated Latin American grocery delivery provider, Cornershop, onto its platform two years ago. Now that U.S. online grocery sales are an $80-billion-dollar category in the U.S., Uber is updating the experience for merchants, customers and couriers who can now pick and pack grocery orders. The rideshare giant calls it “by …

The Speedy Downfall of Rapid Delivery Startups

IT TOOK ONLY eight months for Jokr, the superfast delivery startup, to become a unicorn, and just six months more for its strategy to start coming apart. Jokr had plastered New York City with splashy ads promising to deliver groceries within 15 minutes—For free! With no minimum order!—and raised a total of $430 million in venture capital to continue …