Tag: delivery

Tech

Uber Considers a Deliveroo Buy to Expand Its European Reach

5 months ago

It's never too early for speculation, and this move would dramatically expand Uber Eats' footprint in the competitive European restaurant delivery market.

Tech

Postmates Delivery Service Just Raised Another $300 Million

5 months ago

Nobody outside of major markets filled with too many thirty- and twentysomethings who still wish they lived with their parents have the disposable income to waste on Postmates. It is not a real threat to real restaurant and food delivery services.

Tech

Indonesia’s Most Valuable Startup Raises Billions to Grow Food Delivery, Other Businesses

5 months ago

The big lesson from Go-Jek and Meituan in Asia is one that should make Uber in the U.S. feel better. Their full suite of smartphone-enabled services have demonstrated that restaurant reservations, reviews, and delivery may work better in unison with other services rather than just on their own.

Chains

Starbucks Tests Uber Eats Delivery in Miami

5 months ago

An earlier U.S. test with Postmates didn't stick, but Uber Eats is likely a better partner for Starbucks considering its wider brand awareness and more extensive experience working with nationwide restaurant chains.

Tech

DoorDash Raises $250 Million Nearly Tripling Its Valuation

6 months ago

DoorDash is on fire. There's lots of room to grow in the delivery market — remember, nearly half of delivery orders are still placed over the phone — but its new technology, strong chain partnerships, and influx of cash are teeing it up as a force to be reckoned with in the space.

Tech

Food Delivery Service Waitr Is Rapidly Expanding Under New Ownership

6 months ago

Scaling up is great for the service, but it's not immune to growing pains along the way.

Tech

DoorDash Adds Free In-Store Pickup and a Subscription Plan

6 months ago

The delivery story is far more complex than a few strong players battling to bring you dinner. It's about customer loyalty and retention and, for the companies involved, becoming an indispensable part of daily life.

Chains

Starbucks Partners With Alibaba to Roll Out Delivery in China

7 months ago

Starbucks is betting that this partnership will help triple the coffee chain's revenues in the country in the next five years. The power of delivery is not to be underestimated here.

Tech

Grubhub Shuts Down Eat24

7 months ago

This decision comes as no surprise. Unlike Seamless, Eat24 didn't have the same brand identity with its core customers. If there's no potential customer blowback, it makes more sense to convert those users over to Grubhub.

Chains

McDonald’s Delivery Business Is Booming

7 months ago

McDonald's is proving just how profitable delivery can be for restaurants in this space. For the chains that continue to hold back on delivery, it's their loss.

People

DoorDash Poaches New CFO From Uber

7 months ago

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu scooped up Uber's global head of finance in part because of his experience helping prepare Uber for its incoming IPO. Watch out, Grubhub.

Tech

Chipotle’s New In-App Delivery Means Less Clicks to Get Your Fix

7 months ago

The move makes sense from all angles: Chipotle drives up digital sales, DoorDash builds on its white label service, and customers benefit from a more seamless ordering process.