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 …

McDonald’s Launches McDelivery Via DoorDash, Uber Eats

McDonald’s  (MCD) – Get McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) Report announced its revamped delivery service McDelivery as part of strategic partnerships with with DoorDash DASH and Uber Eats  (UBER) – Get Uber Technologies, Inc. Report. Customers will be able to order directly through the McDonald’s app as the company says the move is a key driver for its growth strategy through the …

McDonald’s makes new white label deals with DoorDash, Uber Eats

Dive Brief: McDonald’s announced on Monday new global partnerships with DoorDash and UberEats that will grow its McDelivery channel, which was first launched in 2017, in the U.S. and around the globe. DoorDash will power delivery orders placed on the McDonald’s app through the company’s white label product, DoorDash Drive, while Uber will power orders through the McDonald’s app through its …

Uber Eats’ restaurant delivery reaches profitability for first time

Dive Brief: Uber Eats’ core restaurant delivery business was profitable on an adjusted EBITDA basis for the first time ever in Q3 2021, Uber CFO Nelson Chai said during the company’s latest earnings call Thursday.  Its overall delivery adjusted EBITDA margin as a percentage of delivery gross bookings also approached breakeven compared to negative 1.2% in the …

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 …

Uber Eats adds search feature for takeout orders

Dive Brief: Uber Eats launched a new feature allowing customers to search, rather than just scroll, and see how far away a restaurant is for a pickup order. Users who open in-app Uber Eats map can search for any type of cuisine and find out what’s nearby, including the exact distance from a selected location. …

Uber Says It’s on Track to Maybe Make a Fake Profit

Uber says it’s set to break even or make an operating profit for the first time ever ahead of schedule—you know, on paper, so long as you squint your eyes at the books in the Uber-approved way. According to Reuters, Uber said on Tuesday that it expects to break even this quarter, according to its definition of “adjusted …

Uber’s profitability rides on Eats

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Uber Technologies’ (UBER.N) sooner-than-expected profitability depends on what’s under the hood read more . The company said on Tuesday its adjusted EBITDA could be as much as $25 million in the third quarter, sending the company’s shares up more than 6% in morning trading. But the details are important, and they are not disclosed. The …