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 …

Kroger enlists Olo restaurant platform for sushi, floral delivery

The Kroger Co. has tapped restaurant digital hospitality platform provider Olo Inc. to help manage third-party online delivery orders. In announcing its fiscal 2022 results this week, New York-based Olo said Kroger has deployed the Olo Rails module to about 1,600 locations to bring sushi and floral delivery to customers nationwide. News of the rollout …

How Uber Eats is evolving its brand beyond food delivery into anything on-demand

As one of Uber Eats’ best markets globally, Australia is leading the way as the brand evolves beyond food delivery into “almost, almost anything”. The Drum speaks to Uber Eats’ ANZ director of marketing Andy Morley, Uber Eats senior marketing manager and brand lead Channa Goonasekara, and Special Group APAC head of strategy, Celia Garforth …

DoorDash can now return your packages for you

DoorDash is launching a new “Package Pickup” offering that lets users request a delivery person to pick up their prepaid package from their home and drop it off at a UPS, FedEx or USPS location. The company began piloting this feature in March 2022 as part of a small beta test and is now officially rolling it out. For …

Uber Eats debuts ‘dark’ grocery store nationwide

Uber Eats South Africa has introduced Uber Eats Market on its food delivery app. The dark store is opened in partnership with Smart Kitchen Co. The announcement was made at an Uber Eats event in Johannesburg today. The new store, according to the last mile delivery app, is Uber South Africa’s debut at quick commerce, enabling …

DoorDash is making 7 keys moves to dominate retail and grocery delivery after conquering restaurants — and creating new rivals in Instacart and Gopuff

In 2019, DoorDash became the No. 1 meal-delivery company in the US, leapfrogging the then-market leader Grubhub. The delivery operator has remained at the top since, with a 59% share of the market, according to the latest data by Bloomberg Second Measure. Lately, DoorDash has its sights set on a new prize — dominance in …

Uber Eats and Leafly partner to bring cannabis delivery to Torontonians

Starting tomorrow, Monday, October 17, Torontonians can order safe, legal cannabis and get it delivered straight to their homes thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats, a global leader in ecommerce and delivery technology, and Leafly, a leading online cannabis marketplace and information resource. Torontonians 19+ can place orders from local licensed cannabis retailers in …

The Amazonification of Uber

Image Credits: Uber It’s been six months since Uber hosted Go, Get, a global smorgasbord of product reveals and features that covered everything from booking party buses and voice ordering for Uber Eats to linking travel plans to Gmail and skipping the food lines at sports stadiums. The product reveals aren’t just about creating new revenue streams …

Grubhub to deliver Rite Aid products in 16 states

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: Grubhub said drugstore goods would do well on delivery services as customers are less likely to travel and more likely to order delivery when sick. Roughly 47% of customers wouldn’t want to visit a drugstore while ill, and 67% would want to order over-the-counter medicine from a delivery service, according to a …

DoorDash and Sephora Partner for On-Demand Delivery Across North America

DoorDash and Sephora, the leading prestige beauty omni-retailer, today announced a new partnership to offer on-demand delivery from over 500 Sephora stores across the U.S. and Canada. Consumers can now shop Sephora’s expansive selection of makeup, skincare, haircare, beauty tools, fragrances and more directly on the DoorDash app and website for delivery in under an …