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 …

Delivery company Gopuff acquires Liquor Barn, continuing its retail expansion

Gopuff is acquiring Liquor Barn for an undisclosed amount. It’s the latest in a string of deals including last year’s $350 million acquisition of BevMo. In March, Gopuff raised capital at an $8.9 billion valuation. Gopuff founders Yakir Gola and Rafael IlishayevSource: Dinah W. Brin Delivery start-up Gopuff is acquiring Liquor Barn for an undisclosed …

Uber and Gopuff link up on ‘everyday essentials’ e-shop

Dive Brief: Uber Eats is launching an “everyday essentials” online shop powered by Gopuff nationwide this summer, according to an announcement from the companies. The white-label shop will offer most of Gopuff’s product categories, with the convenience retailer’s dark store network and drivers fulfilling orders. The collaboration will launch in more than 95 cities in June and expand …

Uber and Gopuff Partner to Bring Everyday Essentials to Uber Eats

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Gopuff today announced an exclusive partnership for Gopuff to power a new everyday essentials experience on Uber Eats. Gopuff, the go-to solution for immediate everyday needs, delivers a diverse selection of everyday essentials to customers in more than 650 cities from its own 250+ micro-fulfillment centers. This partnership marries …

Vroom Delivery Offers First Convenience-Focused Third-Party Delivery Program

Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart, The Growler Guys and H&S Power Market will be the first to offer delivery through Vroom Delivery’s new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Several additional retailers on the Vroom Platform are expected to roll out the program within the next month. While …

Vroom Delivery Announces First Round of C-store Retailer Partners for New Third-Party Delivery Program

CHICAGO — Vroom Delivery is adding Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, FavTrip, Stop and Go Mini Mart & The Growler Guys, and H&S Power Market to its new convenience-focused third-party fulfillment program, serviced by the DoorDash network. Through the platform, orders are processed via Vroom and not a third-party marketplace, giving retailers the ability to market their own …

goPuff’s $1.15B raise is a big deal. Here’s what VCs and founders say it means for Philly

When on-demand delivery company goPuff dropped the news of its $1.15 billion investment this week, it seemed at the same time astounding and yet not: It’s sort of what we’ve come to expect, as the billion-dollar investment is the third massive raise for the company in less than a year and a half. It comes only months after …

Softbank-Backed Startup GoPuff Raises $1.1 Billion To Compete In Delivery Wars

Softbank-backed digital convenience store GoPuff has raised $1.15 billion in capital as it races to compete in the red-hot delivery wars against larger rivals like DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart. The latest round, announced on Tuesday, more than doubles its valuation to $8.9 billion, up from $3.9 billion just last October. It brings the eight-year-old company’s total …

DELIVERY COMPANY WAITR TO LAUNCH WEED DELIVERY MARKETPLACE

Third-party delivery company Waitr wants to bring its customers weed.  The Lafayette, La.-based provider is working with payment processor Flow Payments to “create a compliant marketplace, delivery and payment solution” for cannabis dispensaries, the company announced Thursday. Waitr will handle the logistics and technology, while Flow will contribute its expertise in processing payments for high-risk merchants. Waitr could …

Entrepreneur’s Life-Long Bet On Home Deliveries

“This is my life,” says cannnabis industry CEO Adam Berk. And it is true: Berk is in fact passionate about his job. He has always been. Last year, the vertically-integrated cannabis company he headed, Stem Holdings, acquired Driven Deliveries, the world’s first publicly-owned cannabis delivery company. The resulting corporation, Driven by Stem, boasts a market …