‘It’s not fair’: Businesses frustrated with partnership between LCBO and Uber Eats

Giuseppe Marchesini, the owner of a restaurant in Little Italy, is worried about how the alcohol-delivery partnership between the LCBO and Uber Eats will impact his bottomline. He said it is unfair, given that his business and others have not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. “That’s another competitor and that’s a big competitor,” Marchesini …

Uber Eats has to pay Chicago $10 million for listing restaurants without permission

Uber Eats agreed to pay the city of Chicago $10 million as a legal settlement for listing Chicago restaurants in both Uber’s and Postmates’ apps without the restaurants’ consent, according to reporting from the Chicago Tribune on Dec. 5. The legal agreement is the result of a two-year investigation into Uber’s practices and the company was found …

Uber Eats and Chicago Reach $10 Million Settlement Over Deceptive Practices

Last year, the city of Chicago sued both DoorDash and Gruhub, accusing the third-party delivery couriers in separate filings of illegal business operations. Allegations include accusing Grubhub of ignoring the city’s pandemic emergency fee cap and both platforms for listing restaurants on ordering platforms without their consent. Somehow, Uber Eats escaped the city’s legal fury, but …

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 …

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 …

Uber Eats adds holiday purchasing features

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: These features are expected to boost revenue for merchants and restaurants, an Uber Eats spokesperson said. While the platform already offered gift cards, the ability to schedule them will allow consumers to have gift cards delivered at a specific time via email. Uber Eats’ Holiday Shop, which includes merchants like Walgreens and …

Uber Eats ‘misled’ SA on multi-store deliveries – but this township app has figured it out

Uber Eats doesn’t offer food from different restaurants in a single order, even though it recently misled South Africans into believing it does, ruled the country’s Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB). Meanwhile, users of a township delivery service founded in Hammanskraal have been enjoying multi-store deliveries over weekends. Uber Eats recently aired a television advert which …

Lyft President Sticks to Transportation, Says $30 Salad Delivery Can’t Last

Lyft Inc. co-founder and President John Zimmer said the company’s focus on transportation will pay off in a recessionary environment, cushioning it from risks of diversifying into food delivery. Food delivery “seemed like a really good idea in a pandemic,” Mr. Zimmer said at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference, but “getting a $30 …

Uber Eats Bets It Can Succeed Where Fast Grocers Failed

Uber Eats may be able to succeed in the quick commerce space where ultrafast grocery startups failed. The aggregator announced Tuesday (Oc. 18) its first such initiative in the United Kingdom under the name Uber Eats Market, in partnership with British supermarket chain Iceland Foods. “This partnership with Iceland is another way that Uber Eats is becoming …