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 […]

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 […]

Redbox and DoorDash Team Up to Serve Up Dinner & A Movie

CHICAGO, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Redbox, America’s destination for new-release movies and games, announced today a partnership with DoorDash, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery in more than 4,000 cities in the United States and Canada. They will launch an upcoming Dinner & A Movie promotion in the U.S., offerings fans FREE movie nights and $0 delivery fees* on up to three […]

Walmart to launch in-home grocery delivery in three cities, starting this fall

Walmart  on Friday announced plans for a new, in-home grocery delivery service that would allow the retailer to deliver items directly to a customer’s fridge or freezer, even when the customer isn’t home. The service, called InHome Delivery, works by way of smart entry technology combined with proprietary cameras worn by the delivery associates that let the customer closely […]

Self-driving delivery van startup Gatik AI comes out of stealth with Walmart partnership

Gatik AI,  an autonomous vehicle startup that came out of stealth Thursday with $4.5 million in funding and Walmart  as a customer, is aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics. The company, which operates out of Palo Alto and Toronto, isn’t deploying autonomous delivery bots built for sidewalks, nor is it aiming for self-driving […]