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 […]

Walmart adds four grocery delivery partners

Walmart  has partnered with Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie to expand its grocery delivery program across four states. Walmart’s grocery delivery is currently available in more than 800 stores, and plans to be in 800 more this year. To use Walmart’s delivery program, customers go online, place an order and then select a delivery window. […]

Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart  has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial […]

Ford partners with Walmart and Postmates to test autonomous grocery delivery

Ford is partnering with Walmart  and Postmates to test the business of delivering goods like groceries and pet food using self-driving vehicles. The pilot project is focused on Miami-Dade County, according to Ford’s announcement Wednesday. This is an area where Ford is already embedded and testing out what a commercial self-driving vehicle business might look like through collaborations with […]