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 …

ReserveBar Enters into a Strategic Technology Partnership with delivery.com

ReserveBar, the leading e-commerce platform for premium and luxury beverage alcohol, has entered into a strategic technology partnership with delivery.com, a pioneer in the restaurant delivery segment. Utilizing its cutting-edge technology enablement and nationwide fulfillment network, ReserveBar will significantly expand the beverage alcohol product offerings and the retailers available to delivery.com customers, enabling consumers on delivery.com …

DoorDash adds products and services UberEats doesn’t have

For those of us who refuse to leave our hovels but for once every blue moon or so, meal delivery has been a major enhancement to our existence.  Everyone from Kylie Jenner to your reclusive neighbor who apparently hasn’t left his house in months makes use of the helpful invention. And whether it’s because you’re …

Why Uber decided to sunset Drizly

Uber is shutting down alcohol delivery service Drizly, roughly three years after acquiring it for $1.1 billion. On January 15, Uber announced that it would shut down Drizly by March. The news comes almost exactly three years after the big acquisition, which took place months after Uber’s $2.65 billion acquisition of competitor Postmates. “After three …

Report: Uber to Close Drizly E-Commerce Alcohol Delivery Platform

Uber has decided to shut down Drizly just three years after acquiring the alcohol e-commerce delivery platform for $1.1 billion, Axios reported today. Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s SVP of delivery, in a statement to Axios, said the company has decided to close Drizly in order to focus on its “core UberEats strategy of helping consumers get almost …

DoorDash Sets Sights Beyond Restaurants: Report

The food-delivery app DoorDash is looking to invest some of the money it has stockpiled after a strong year to continue expanding beyond its core restaurant business by offering additional alcohol, groceries and electronics deliveries. The San Francisco-based company reported $878 million in free cash flow in the 12 months ended Sept. 30. Chief executive Tony Xu …

DoorDash and Staples Partner for On-Demand Delivery

Fill Those Backpacks in Record Time Today, DoorDash and Staples announced a new partnership to give consumers convenient on-demand access to thousands of back-to-school and workplace essential items. Whether it’s for the first year of elementary school or the first year of college, students can now get all the items on their supply list delivered …

Cinemark partners on concessions delivery service

In a first by a major US exhibitor, Cinemark has partnered with the three top food delivery services DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats to send its concessions to people’s homes. The initiative comes as stricken theatre chains seek new revenue streams and will kick off in tandem with approximately 45 of Cinemark’s participating theatres in Texas. The …

DoorDash expands retail delivery offerings with new Staples partnership

DoorDash is adding Staples to its marketplace in time for the back-to-school season, the company announced on Monday. The announcement is part of DoorDash’s ongoing efforts to expand into new retail categories. With this new partnership, nearly 1,000 Staples U.S. locations are now available on the app. “Staples’ wide selection of pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, binders, lunch boxes, …

Amazon wants to turn small shops into delivery partners

According to a new report from Axios, Amazon wants to partner with small businesses, such as bodegas and IT shops, so that they can become delivery partners. The company pays a small fee to small retailers for each package they deliver. With this program, Amazon wants to expand its last-mile delivery network and find new partners …