Uber Eats turns to grocery deliveries to fill pandemic-shaped hole in its business

Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports. In France, the company is partnering with supermarket chain Carrefour to offer deliveries from 15 of its Paris stores. The Financial Times reports that it’s also working with Galp in Spain to deliver items from 25 […]

Waitr’s reclassification of drivers turns alcohol-delivery law essentially moot

After Waitr executives pushed for the Louisiana Legislature to open the door for alcohol delivery in the state last year, the company’s decision to reclassify its workers as independent contractors essentially makes the law moot.  Waitr’s WARN notice was posted with the Louisiana Workforce Commission yesterday afternoon, announcing the company was laying off its entire […]

Kroger partners with delivery restaurant ClusterTruck to compete with Grubhub, Postmates

The Kroger Co. is trying to get in on food delivery to compete with the likes of Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats. On Monday, the retail company announced a partnership with delivery-only kitchen ClusterTruck, which uses its own software platform to “optimize kitchen and delivery operations,” according to a press release about the partnership. The partnership — called Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck — […]

So long, Instacart. Gig workers tired of the grind start their own delivery services

As the holiday season ramps up, one shopping service with Washington and California roots is positioning itself as a competitor to longer-established gig services. Dumpling allows “shoppers” to create their own grocery delivery businesses using its tech platform. It has benefited from gig workers looking for a new start as they’ve grown disgruntled with entities […]

Grubhub’s New Strategy Is to Offer Deliveries Without Restaurants’ Permission

Food delivery web site and application Grubhub been getting on the nerves of the owner of the restaurant for a while. In a class action lawsuit filed in January, some restaurants alleges that the site quietly restaurants charging for phone calls orders, because the calls are placed through a proxy Grubhub telephone number set. In […]

Uber launches staffing business in Chicago

After more than a year in stealth mode, Uber, which became synonymous with “gig economy,” is launching a staffing business in Chicago on Friday to supply on-demand workers to other companies. The new business, called Uber Works, has been in stealth mode in Chicago for more than a year. It’s the second business outside Uber’s original […]

Postmates, DoorDash Want to Deliver Your Groceries, Too

Delivery companies are striking deals beyond restaurants to expand their reach and revenue Food-delivery companies are adding supermarkets and convenience stores to their order queues. DoorDash Inc. and Postmates Inc. are among the companies striking deals beyond restaurants to expand their reach and revenue. In doing so, they face competition from rising food sales at Amazon.com Inc., from […]

Raley’s makes another investment in e-commerce

In an effort to reach new customers, Raley’s is building upon its delivery options. The West Sacramento-based grocery chain on Wednesday announced that it’s offering home delivery service through Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that serves thousands of cities, spanning the U.S. and Canada. In 2017, Raley’s began offering same-day delivery through its own eCart program. That program, […]

Slurpees incoming! 7-Eleven begins delivery in public spaces

NEW YORK (AP) — Craving a Slurpee but lacking the motivation to get off a park bench? No worries. 7-Eleven launched a delivery service Monday that will send a Slurpee or almost anything else carried by the chain to public places ranging from parks to beaches. The company told The Associated Press that more than […]