Uber Eats Pens 10-Year Partnership with Nuro for Autonomous Food Deliveries

Uber Eats has signed a decade-long deal with Nuro, an autonomous vehicle company, to offer driverless deliveries in the US. Uber Eats customers will be able to order meals and goods and have them delivered by Nuro’s zero-occupant autonomous delivery vehicles. The vehicles run on public roads and are built specifically to carry food and …

Uber Eats teams up with Office Depot for on-demand school supplies

Uber is teaming up with Office Depot to bring on-demand office and school supplies to the Uber Eats platform. It’s the latest effort by the ride-hailing company to diversify its delivery options beyond takeout and groceries. Starting today, Uber Eats customers can place orders from 900 Office Depot and OfficeMax locations across the country. “From …

Uber phases out free rewards program

Dive Brief: Uber is ending its free Uber Rewards program, which grants users points for using the Uber and Uber Eats apps, per an email sent to customers over the weekend. Users will stop accruing points at the end of August, but can use their benefits through Oct. 31.  Rewards members can access a free month of …

Co-op and Uber Eats to provide rapid online home deliveries

British co-operative group Co-op has partnered with US-based ridesharing giant Uber to launch a rapid delivery service for grocery products in the UK. The partnership will enable shoppers to order via the Uber Eats mobile app from around 1,000 Co-op food stores by the end of next month. A phased roll-out will start this week, with stores offering more …

Uber to soon shut down its free loyalty programme launched in 2018

Ride-hailing platform Uber is closing down its loyalty programme, Uber Rewards, with users being urged to sign up for the Uber One subscription to get regular Uber and Uber Eats discounts. Launched in 2018, Uber Rewards is a free programme that lets you rack points for every dollar you spend when hitching a ride or ordering food through Uber and Uber …

Uber closing rewards program in favor of pushing Uber One subscription

Ride-hailing service Uber is closing down its loyalty program, Uber Rewards, with users being urged to sign up for the Uber One subscription to get regular Uber and Uber Eats discounts. Since 2018, Uber Rewards provided users with discounted rides and food deliveries, by earning points from spending money on the service. The free-to-join loyalty …

Uber and DoorDash found a way to make food-delivery profitable

The pandemic accelerated competition for on-demand food delivery, and in the United States, there were two clear winners: DoorDash and Uber, which together control 96% of a market that has doubled over the past two years. After years of using venture capital money to keep prices low and buy up smaller competitors along the way, …

Uber reports another big loss but beats on revenue, shares pop 14%

Uber reported a net loss of $2.6 billion for the second quarter, $1.7 billion of which was attributed to investments and a revaluation of stakes in Aurora, Grab and Zomato.  Uber beat analyst estimates on revenue. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Uber continues to benefit from an increase in on-demand transportation and a shift in spending …

DoorDash, Uber Eats face slowing growth

Food delivery apps DoorDash and Uber Eats are facing slow growth after two years of massive growth due to COVID-19 and making a big marketing push to get back on an expansion track. A prime factor is the current inflation environment and increasing prices at restaurants. The companies are also trying to curtail restaurants from boosting delivery prices, according …

Zalat Pizza and the Legend of Uber’s First Restaurant Partner

Zalat Pizza founder Khanh Nguyen is a self-professed pizza zealot. Once a lawyer, a tech founder and then a pizza-pie innovator, he’s exceptionally focused on making some of the very best pizzas in the Dallas area. He also thinks of himself as the very first restaurant to partner with Uber. “We have a lot of …