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 […]

Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months’ pay to start their own delivery businesses

Following news of Amazon’s plans to reduce Prime shipping down to one day, the company this morning announced an expansion of its Delivery Service Partner program, which now includes a new incentive that encourages existing Amazon employees to start their own package delivery company. The partner program, first announced last year, includes access to Amazon’s delivery technology, hands-on training and […]

Glovo, the on-demand ‘deliver anything’ local app, raises $169M Series D

Glovo, the Spain-headquartered on-demand delivery app that has similarities to Postmates in the U.S., has raised $169 million (€150m) in Series D funding. Lakestar led the round alongside Drake, owner of global pizza franchise Papa John’s. …Founded in January 2015 by Oscar Pierre and Sacha Michaud, Glovo offers a ‘shop on your behalf’ app that […]

Wegmans goes beyond groceries with new app

Wegmans is now offering a mobile delivery option for customers who don’t want to cook. The grocery retailer is partnering with DoorDash, which is providing the last mile delivery infrastructure for the new Wegmans Meals 2GO app. Meals 2GO enables delivery of mobile orders of $20 or more for prepared meals between 11:30 a.m. and […]