Tag: delivery

Tech

Uber Eats Bets on Personalization for a Delivery Edge

3 years ago

The best food delivery app is the one that gets you the food you want exactly when you want it — especially when you want it now. With over 80,000 restaurants on its platform, UberEats has done well to inject personalized suggestions into its ordering and delivery experience.

Tech

New Postmates App Puts Restaurants and Groceries on Level Ground

3 years ago

The new Postmates app feels like a local marketplace for food. The key to its success will be honing in on what makes it different from all the others.

Tech

Delivery Services Work to Help Virtual Restaurants

3 years ago

Virtual restaurants will take off thanks to data and logistics help from delivery services. But this popularity will usher in a new battleground: exclusivity on any given channel in exchange for help.

Tech

Grubhub’s Earnings Provide Insight Into the Future of Its Eat24 Business

3 years ago

Grubhub is taking a measured approach to integrating Eat24 into its system. Given the scale and scope of both companies, slow and steady is probably the best approach.

Tech

Facebook Wants You to Use Its App to Order Delivery

3 years ago

We still think that the tech giants are fighting over too small a piece of the pie here.

Tech

Delivery Hero Sells Controlling Stake to Media Giant Naspers

3 years ago

Will there ever be enough money in playing middleman between restaurants and consumers to make these giant investments really make long-term sense?

Marketing

China’s Largest Restaurant Review and Delivery Service Close to $3 Billion Funding Round

3 years ago

It’s one thing to be valued at $3 billion, but a $3 billion round is giant by any stretch, and could cause other well-funded startups playing in this space to have to better prove their worth.

Chains

Domino’s and Ford Are Testing How Diners Respond to Robot Pizza Delivery

3 years ago

While the thrill of a driverless car delivering a pizza is interesting, there's no way the economics will ever beat using a minimum-wage worker driving his or her own late-model compact.

Strategy

Eat24 Sale Could Signify Yelp’s Focus on the In-Restaurant Experience

3 years ago

With several other restaurant-facing product offerings, Eat24 was the one that didn't fit into the Yelp puzzle. By ceding delivery to former rival, Grubhub, Yelp is free to focus on the other parts of its business that certainly benefit from its robust consumer network.

Chains

Baskin-Robbins Takes on Messy Job of U.S. Ice Cream Delivery

3 years ago

This sort of feels like extreme food delivery, doesn't it? Deliver before it melts!

Tech

Blue Apron Will Need to Raise More Money After Disappointing IPO

3 years ago

It's difficult to see any good news in this story.

Chains

Changing Consumer Tastes Alter the Premise of Fast Food

3 years ago

In an age of technology and get-it-now, it seems counterintuitive that fast food would slow down service, but that’s what’s happening as the industry adopts fresh ingredients and made-to-order meals.