Uber Eats launches new brand platform as it expands into new categories

Uber Eats has launched a new brand platform, ‘This Calls For’, to mark the company’s expansion into more categories, such as alcohol and personal care. The new campaign by Special aims to increase awareness of the new categories by creating scenarios and moments which allows the brand to become synonymous with ‘in the moment’ every …

Uber Eats will let you order weed in Ontario but won’t deliver

Uber is partnering with a cannabis retailer in Canada to allow cannabis purchases via its Uber Eats food delivery platform. The arrangement does not include delivery of weed orders, however, but makes it possible for users in Ontario to order products from Tokyo Smoke in a dedicated section on the Uber Eats app. For customers in Ontario, …

Uber Eats allowing marijuana orders in Canada

Uber Eats is now allowing people in Ontario, Canada to order marijuana. However, the company won’t deliver the product, according to CNN. Instead, users will have to pick up their order from a Tokyo Smoke store. Canada legalized recreations marijuana in 2018. While the marijuana order option is only available in Canada right now, Uber’s CEO …

Takeaway CEO says he wants partnerships, not sale, for Grubhub

AMSTERDAM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Food delivery company Just Eat Takeaway.com (TKWY.AS) has no plans to sell its U.S. subsidiary Grubhub, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday, but it is actively looking for strategic partnerships for the business. Takeaway bought Grubhub for $7.3 billion in June, but has since faced calls from investors to sell it …

Olo, Uber Expand Restaurant Delivery Fulfillment to Include Alcohol

Olo, which works in on-demand commerce for restaurants, is working alongside Uber to integrate tech to help restaurants expand, a press release says. Uber will put its Uber Direct tech into Dispatch, the delivery fulfillment solution from Olo. That will make efficient delivery technology available. “Through the expansion of our partnership with Uber, we are now able …

DoorDash is exploring dark store services for grocers

Dive Brief: DoorDash is looking into ways it could use its DashMart convenience store service as a platform for grocers, Fuad Hannon, the company’s head of new verticals, said in an interview. Hannon said DoorDash is in the “early innings” of exploring a few models, including as examples, urban delivery from dark stores on behalf of …

DoorDash Said to Lead Round in Flink at $2.1 Billion Value

DoorDash Inc. is leading a fundraising round in Flink SE with a pre-money valuation for the Berlin-based grocery delivery startup of $2.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.  Flink is raising several hundred million dollars in the round from DoorDash and existing investors, and is set to announce the results in the coming weeks, the people said, …

Rite Aid joins with Uber Eats to expand on-demand delivery

Uber Eats users can now order groceries and health items through Rite Aid, as the drugstore chain has teamed up with Uber to offer its products through the ride-hailing giant’s on-demand delivery service.   Delivery is available at 2,185 Rite Aid locations across 17 states on the Uber Eats app. Uber is waiving the delivery …

Inside Instacart’s frenzied summer of unsuccessful dealmaking with Uber and DoorDash

Mike Kane/Bloomberg via Getty Images Instacart’s former CEO Apoorva Mehta suggested DoorDash acquire Instacart, source tells Insider. Incoming Instacart CEO Fidji Simo also got involved in DoorDash deal talks. DoorDash passed on the deal. Uber also passed on an app integration with Instacart. In early summer, Instacart’s co-founder and then CEO Apoorva Mehta reached out to …

Walmart To Compete With Uber & DoorDash, Will Launch Delivery Service For Other Businesses

Walmart is commercializing its delivery service, using contract workers, autonomous vehicles and even drones to deliver other retailers’ products directly to customers’ homes. The Arkansas-based retailer launched delivery and Express delivery for its shoppers three years ago on more than 160,000 items from more than 3,000 stores. The nation’s largest retailer aims to tap into …