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Takeaway Buys Delivery Hero’s German Division for $1 Billion

2 months ago

We know consumers like easy delivery, but it's too easy not to be loyal to one company and the cost of customer acquisition is too high to for companies to battle it out in the marketplace. So the carving up of markets will accelerate in 2019.

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India Food Delivery Startup Swiggy Raises $1 Billion

2 months ago

This amount of money screams of a company ready to expand outside of India soon. And with Naspers' love of food delivery startups, the money will just keep rolling in.

Tech

Activist Shareholder Wants Just Eat to Move Faster

2 months ago

While Just Eat does have significant challenges, it's not going to address them better just because a tiny, whiny investor points out the obvious.

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Postmates Reveals Its New Restaurant Delivery Robots

2 months ago

Postmates doesn't pay its delivery people well at all, so its focus on human replacements is no surprise. Why any contractors eeking by put up with it is.

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Waitr Acquires Bite Squad for $321 Million

2 months ago

The acquisition will double the size of Waitr's business overnight. In the company's quest to become the top delivery service in the country, this deal certainly helps its case.

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How 27 Restaurant iPhone Apps Manage Location Data

2 months ago

Sure, go for that Whopper for only a penny ... and all your location data for the foreseeable future.

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What Restaurant Apps Are Tracking on Android Smartphones

2 months ago

Fast-food chains collect more data on customers' smartphones than most consumers even realize.

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Large Yelp Shareholder Pushes for a Board Shakeup

2 months ago

The investors demanding change aren't wrong: Yelp has lost momentum and market share in recent quarters to competitors like Google and Facebook, and it needs a refresh.

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Goldbelly Buys Its Long-Distance Restaurant Delivery Competitor FoodyDirect

2 months ago

Goldbelly is now the dominant player in its space, but it's still to be seen how big that space is and what the appetite is for long-distance ordering.

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Payment Apps Help Starbucks and Others Avoid Credit Card Swipe Fees

2 months ago

More loyalty, more customer spending data, and lower fees — what's not for a restaurant to love about apps that facilitate payments?

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Yum Brands’ Franchisees Don’t Pay Delivery Fees, Thanks to Grubhub Partnership

2 months ago

Yum Brands' size and scale allows it to negotiate much better deals on delivery partnerships, as executives outlined during the company's annual investor day. No wonder Taco Bell and KFC franchise owners are so excited to participate in the Grubhub integration.

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Amazon Restaurants Still Lags Far Behind U.S. Delivery Rivals

3 months ago

The tech giant's restaurant business arm hasn't grown very much, perhaps by design, but an acquisition or two can change that.