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 …

Walmart is Launching a Delivery Service to Battle Food Delivery Services Like DoorDash and Instacart

Walmart is launching a delivery service to jump into the food delivery industry. DoorDash and Instacart, move out of the way because Walmart is about to give you a run for your money. On Tuesday, the grocery store giant announced it would start commercializing its delivery platform, Fox Business reports. It plans to deliver goods and other products …

DoorDash Just Upped The Ante On The Quick Delivery War

As if the war for quick delivery supremacy was not hot and heavy enough already, DoorDash just turned up the dial to an eleven. Last Thursday DoorDash announced the rollout of DoubleDash, a new feature that, according to a recent company blog post, allows customers to “add your favorite items from nearby stores to your original …

Walmart acquiring JoyRun to aid final-mile deliveries

LITTLE ROCK — Walmart is acquiring JoyRun, a startup that focuses on a final-mile platform connecting goods from 500 companies with its more than 30,000 runners who work as independent contractors. “This acquisition allows us to further augment our team and ongoing efforts to explore even more ways to deliver for customers in the future. For …

Could These 3 Companies Still Buy GrubHub?

Grubhub‘s (NYSE:GRUB) stock popped on Jan. 8 after The Wall Street Journal claimed that the food delivery company was mulling a potential sale. However, most of those gains faded the following day after Grubhub denied the rumors. Grubhub stated that it “unequivocally” isn’t running a sale process and that there were “currently no plans to do so.” But this isn’t the …

Walmart, other grocers are considering acquiring Grubhub

Executives from Walmart and at least three other grocers have mulled acquiring food-delivery service Grubhub, an industry consultant says. Executives of Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and Ahold-Delhaize, the owner of Hannaford and Stop & Shop and other supermarkets, are considering how an acquisition of the Chicago company could help them with food delivery and groceries, according …

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 …

Walmart ends delivery partnership with Deliv

Walmart  in 2016 said it would begin testing last-mile delivery using services like Uber, Lyft, and Deliv to bring customers’ orders, including groceries and Sam’s Club orders, to their homes. Last year, Walmart ended its grocery delivery deal with Uber following a similar wind-down with Lyft, and today it’s ending the deal with Deliv as well, according to a …