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Thu. Jun 10, 2021

DoorDash Expands To Japan




DoorDash Unveils What -- and How -- Americans Have Been Ordering Online This Year

Today, DoorDash released its second annual Restaurant Online Ordering Trends Report which takes a deep dive into consumer online ordering preferences and emerging dining trends as to what Americans are ordering online and eating now.

The restaurant industry has dramatically changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and off-premise dining is now more important than ever for both restaurants and customers. In fact, in Q1, more consumers than ever before were ordering on DoorDash and there are more DashPass members than ever before...

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May 23 9:21 AM, General News



Now You Can Order Domino's® Pizza … With Your Mind

What if you could order pizza with your mind? Now you can, thanks to Domino's new mind ordering app. Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, is teaming up with Netflix to introduce the latest strange thing to come out of Hawkins National Lab.

Domino's mind ordering app is a new immersive experience which places "test subjects" inside Hawkins National Lab in Hawkins, Indiana – transporting them to the center of "Stranger Things" in 1986. Users can explore the lab, uncover Easter eggs, use their...

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May 16 9:26 AM, General News


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Launches Online Ordering for Catering

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop announces the launch of their online ordering platform for catering orders to make enjoying their scratch made favorites with family, friends, and coworkers even more convenient. The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for their Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states.

The growing taco shop concept partnered with Olo, a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, to integrate catering into their online ordering platform.

“We’ve seen our catering sales increase..."

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May 12 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Pay Card for Corporate Clients to Enhance Order Flexibility

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today announced it will be offering a corporate pay card to help drive orders to local restaurants and increase order flexibility for in-office and at-home employees. The new Grubhub Pay Card will allow employees working for companies that have a Grubhub Corporate Account to order on and off the Grubhub Marketplace with their allocated line of credit, meaning they can use it at any restaurant that takes debit and credit card payment.

With a Grubhub Corporate Account...

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May 3 9:18 AM, General News


Amazon Creates $1 Billion Fund for Supply Chain Innovation

Amazon will invest $1 billion into supply chain technology.

Amazon is launching a $1 billion venture investment program for logistics and fulfillment technology.

The e-tail giant’s new funding initiative, called the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund (AIIF), is meant to advance and support innovation in customer fulfillment, logistics, and the supply chain. According to Amazon, increasing customer demand for online shopping and fast delivery led it to create the fund.

Amazon says the new fund will invest in companies that develop and provide solutions that “incrementally increase delivery...

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Apr 22 8:24 AM, General News


Wegmans Food Markets Now Accepts EBT SNAP Payments for Same-Day Delivery and Pickup via Instacart

Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, and Wegmans Food Markets today announced the that they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments across its 106 stores in New YorkPennsylvaniaNew JerseyMarylandMassachusettsVirginia and North Carolina. EBT SNAP will be available for purchases made at Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app.  

With this launch, Wegmans – known for being an industry-leading, family grocer – is making same-day delivery and pickup available...

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Apr 13 11:19 AM, General News


Cosmic Wings Expands Reach with DoorDash and Grubhub to Deliver Out-of-this-World Menu

Cosmic Wings today announced a partnership with DoorDash and Grubhub that will open a whole new universe to wings fans. Guests can now order their favorite Cheetos®-dusted wings and menu items from Cosmic Wings through DoorDash; and preparing for take-off two weeks later on April 15, Cosmic Wings will be available on Grubhub.

The Cosmic Wings menu includes a selection of crowd pleasers like chicken tender dippers, waffle fries and onion rings...

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Apr 11 8:06 AM, General News


Restaurant Online Ordering System eHungry Cooks Up New Features

eHungry, a popular private label restaurant ordering system, announces they have rolled out the latest version of their online ordering platform for their restaurant clients. The exciting update to their system includes a new customer-focused design and numerous new features: advanced prep times and throttling to help restaurants avoid being slammed with orders; integration with over 70 payment providers so restaurants can save on credit card fees; an enhanced mobile app for better order handling; and a free website builder for new restaurants that don't have a Web presence...

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Mar 31 8:00 AM, General News


Earn 3 Times More Points on National Burrito Day Through the Chronic Tacos Loyalty Program

Chronic Tacos, leading fast-casual authentic Mexican grill, is celebrating National Burrito Day where customers can earn 3 points per dollar on all orders online, in-app or in stores on April 7th. This promotion will last all day.

"We are excited to offer our loyal customers a way to earn more points on National Burrito Day," said Michael Mohammed, Chronic Tacos CEO. "Our new app will allow our customers to earn points which they can redeem for free menu items. The more..."

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Mar 31 8:00 AM, General News


Convenience, Technology and Engagement are the Changing Face of Grocery Shopping in India

Grocery shopping has entered a new era in India, influenced by factors such as the fast-paced changes in technology and evolving consumer behaviour. Here, we explore the key trends that are influencing Indian consumers’ online and in-store grocery shopping habits.

Engaging experiences, convenient delivery
The pandemic has given rise to a number of ordering and delivery services – bringing home-bound consumers everything from medicines to groceries. Two in five Indian consumers find using online grocery shopping apps convenient. At the same time, nearly two-thirds...

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Mar 30 1:01 PM, General News


Wix Partners with DoorDash to Launch On-Demand Delivery for Restaurants

Wix.com Ltd., a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence, today announced a partnership with DoorDash Drive, DoorDash's white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for any business, to integrate with Wix Restaurants. The integration provides restaurant owners using Wix Restaurants access to an expansive delivery fleet.

Businesses built on Wix Restaurants can now fulfill delivery orders made directly on their website, their Dine App and their fully Branded App through DoorDash Drive. With this new delivery option, DoorDash Drive can provide...

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Mar 30 1:00 PM, General News


U.S. Restaurant Industry Traffic Improves in February After January Declines 

The U.S. restaurant recovery got back on track in February after January declines, reports The NPD Group. Online and physical restaurant traffic was up 2%, and consumer spending was up 8% in February compared to a year ago. Total restaurant visits in the month were down 8% from the pre-pandemic level in February 2020, according to NPD’s continual tracking of the U.S. foodservice industry.

Quick service restaurant traffic improved by 1% in February compared to a 7% decline in February 2021. This February, online and physical visits to...

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Mar 25 9:34 AM, General News


Digital Foodservice Ordering Continues to Accelerate in Canada

Digital foodservice ordering has been among the lifelines for Canadians throughout the pandemic. Although digital foodservice ordering was growing before the pandemic, the pandemic accelerated its growth, reports The NPD Group. Over the last two years, digital orders for carry-out and delivery from restaurants and other foodservice outlets have increased by 155%, according to NPD’s continual tracking of the Canadian foodservice industry.

Ordering through mobile apps represents the bulk of digital orders. In January 2022, mobile app orders represented 75% of all digital foodservice orders. 20% were internet orders, and 5%...

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Mar 21 8:00 AM, General News


Instacart Unveils Shoppable Recipes, New Product Integrations with TikTok, Hearst Magazines, & More

Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced Shoppable Recipes, new product integrations that will allow food creators to make their recipes shoppable on Instacart via strategic integrations on TikTok and Tasty, as well on Hearst Magazines' properties like Delish, Good Housekeeping, and more. Shoppable Recipes leverages Instacart's immense grocery catalog -- one of the largest in the world -- with real-time AI-driven modeling to find in-stock items and available Shoppers to get them delivered quickly, empowering people to turn the food...

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Mar 17 8:00 AM, General News


Friendly's Restaurants Debuts First Friendly's Cafe

In 1935, the Blake Brothers founded their first ice cream shop in Springfield, Massachusetts and named it "Friendly." The name was a promise that the small ice cream shop would be a friendly place for families to enjoy a meal together. 86-years later the iconic brand is still delivering on that promise, while continuing to innovate for both loyal patrons and new customers.

Friendly's Restaurants announces the launch of Friendly's Cafe, a fast-casual concept, in Westfield, Massachusetts (291 East Main St.) which opened on Feb. 26. The new concept aims to deliver...

 

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Mar 1 9:10 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Ultrafast Delivery in Partnership With Buyk

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, and Buyk, the newest real-time grocery delivery service, announced today a partnership to bring ultrafast grocery delivery to the Grubhub marketplace through Buyk and Grubhub branded concepts.

The fulfillment and delivery of orders will be handled by Buyk, and customers will be able to order from more than 30 initial participating locations in New York City and Chicago in the coming weeks. More than 2,000 grocery and convenience items from local and national vendors, as well as Buyk's own private label products...

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Feb 23 1:00 PM, General News


Grubhub Launches Grubhub Goods Brand Nationwide

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, announced today national availability of its branded convenience concept, Grubhub Goods. Grubhub now offers on-demand convenience delivery to diners from more than 3,000 Grubhub Goods locations across the country.

This nationwide expansion is in collaboration with 7-Eleven and follows a successful pilot in New York of more than a dozen Grubhub Goods locations offered with 7-Eleven in Manhattan. The Grubhub Goods locations with 7-Eleven reach the vast majority of Grubhub's diners nationwide and feature a selection of 7-Eleven's most...

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Feb 15 9:31 AM, General News


Subway® Launches The Vault Menu at Super Bowl LVI With NFL Stars Autographing Their Sandwiches

Just in time for Super Bowl LVI, Subway is introducing The Vault, an exclusive menu on the Subway app and Subway.com with five all-new sandwiches created by some of today's most notable sport stars.

To celebrate the new menu, Subway is bringing The Vault to life on February 5 giving thousands of football fans a chance to enter the Subway Vault and receive an autographed signature sandwich from three of the biggest names in the NFL – Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson and Trevor Lawrence...

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Feb 3 8:00 AM, General News


Lunchbox Raises $50M Series B Funding to Shake up the Restaurant Industry

Lunchbox, a collection of modern and creative online ordering solutions for enterprise restaurant chains and ghost kitchens, today announced the closing of a $50 million Series B funding round led by Coatue with participation from existing investors Primary and 645 Ventures as well as executives from DoorDash, Sweetgreen, and &pizza.

Since announcing their Series A in October 2020, Lunchbox has saved restaurants over $35 million that would have otherwise gone to third-party ordering platforms. Restaurants including Bareburger, Clean Juice, Fuku, Little Sesame...

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Feb 1 9:22 AM, General News


SpartanNash Grocery Stores Offering Free Home Delivery in February

Food solutions company SpartanNash is inviting grocery store guests to shop from the comfort of their home with free delivery on all online Fast Lane® orders exceeding $35 beginning Feb. 1.

“As part of SpartanNash’s mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life, we are pleased to offer quick and convenient home delivery for our guests who may be looking to avoid driving during wintry weather conditions or who want to stay safe at home during the pandemic,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer...

 

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Feb 1 8:00 AM, General News


Introducing Domino's® Carryout Tips: Because You Earned It

Domino's Pizza Inc. believes every great delivery driver deserves a tip. Thousands of carryout customers serve as their own delivery drivers each day, and now, Domino's is tipping them. Carryout customers who order online can claim a $3 tip to use on their next online carryout order, thanks to the largest pizza company in the world.

"It takes skill to get pizza from a Domino's store to your door," said Art D'Elia, Domino's executive president – chief marketing officer. "As a reward, Domino's is giving a $3..."

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Jan 31 9:44 AM, General News


Deliverect Raises $150 Million in Series D Funding, as it Reaches 100 Million Orders Processed

Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies online ordering for more than 20,000 locations across 40 markets, today announced it secured more than $150 million (€130 million) in Series D funding. The funding, which is led by Coatue and Alkeon Capital as well as existing investors OMERS Ventures, DST Global, Redpoint Ventures, Newion and Smartfin, brings Deliverect to $240 million raised to date. This round marks the company's valuation at over $1.4 billion.

With this latest round of funding, Deliverect... 

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Jan 25 8:27 AM, General News


Taco Bell® Launches First-Ever Taco Subscription Service Nationwide -- Taco Lover's Pass

Taco Bell is doing the most to kick off 2022 with the nationwide debut of the Taco Lover's Pass, a digital taco subscription service that takes value to the next level and is sure to satisfy any taco craving. Available starting today exclusively on the Taco Bell app, the Taco Lover's Pass allows fans to redeem one of seven iconic tacos a day for 30 consecutive days at participating U.S. locations, all for the price of $10*.

Fans whose New Year's resolutions involve...

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Jan 6 8:19 AM, General News


Walmart To Expand InHome Delivery, Reaching 30 Million U.S. Homes in 2022

It’s a new year and Walmart is resolving to bring the convenience of InHome delivery to even more customers in 2022. Today, the retailer is announcing plans to scale the service, going from InHome being available to 6 million households to making it accessible to 30 million U.S. households by the end of the year. To support the expansion, Walmart plans to hire more than 3,000 associate delivery drivers this year as well as build out a fleet of 100% all-electric delivery vans.

“We’ve been operating InHome..."

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Jan 6 8:00 AM, General News


Ultrafast Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Expands to Chicago, Targets Rapid Expansion Across US

Buyk, a real-time retail grocery delivery service that promises to deliver essential food, drink and other necessities to your door within 15 minutes with no delivery fee and no minimum spend, has announced the official launch of its service in Chicago with plans of further expansion across various US geographies in 2022.

Following its launch in New York City just three months ago, Buyk will begin operations in Chicago with 6 dark stores, bringing the Company’s total to 35 stores across both cities...

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Dec 30 9:27 AM, General News


DoorDash, Southeastern Grocers Announce On-Demand Grocery Delivery Partnership

DoorDash announced a partnership with Southeastern Grocers (SEG) on December 21 to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 400 stores throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

SEG is the parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores.

SEG will offer tens of thousands of grocery items for delivery via DoorDash, from core grocery items including fresh produce, dairy, bread, fresh meat and seafood, as well as SEG's selection of Own Brands products including SE Grocers, SE Grocers Prestige, SE Grocers Naturally Better...

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Dec 23 8:00 AM, General News


Chipotle to Open First Chipotlane Digital Kitchen

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced its first Chipotlane Digital Kitchen restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The new prototype offers a Chipotlane and walk-up window for efficient digital order pickup. Located at 994 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the restaurant is scheduled to open later this month.

Chipotlane Digital Kitchen Design

The Chipotlane Digital Kitchen footprint is smaller than a traditional Chipotlane, with no dining room access for guests or a front line. The kitchen is equipped with a make line dedicated to digital orders placed through the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com...

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Dec 17 8:03 AM, General News


People Love New Food Ordering and Pick-Up Tech, but it's Making Them Impatient

A new survey shows that Americans love new tech-driven options for ordering and retrieving food, but the flipside is that it is making them more impatient. Of those surveyed, 64% don't want to wait more than five minutes to order at the counter or drive-thru window, while 71% of in-house diners were upset if they had to wait more than 10 minutes. More than half (55%) said they were fed up after five minutes of waiting for food in a drive-thru...

 

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Dec 14 9:07 AM, General News


U.S. Pet Treat Sales Approach $10 Billion Mark

In its just-released report on Pet Treats and Chews in the U.S., Packaged Facts projects that U.S. retail sales of dog and cat treats will reach $9.87 billion by the end of 2021, after two years of double-digit increases.

Sales growth in treats has consistently outpaced the more mature pet food market and pet supplies in general, and this growth accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pet owners spending more time at home with their pets has translates into more opportunities for treat-giving,” notes Packaged Facts analyst...

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Dec 8 8:18 AM, General News


DoorDash Introduces Ultra-Fast Grocery Delivery

DoorDash (NYSE:DASH) is introducing ultra-fast grocery deliveries in 10-15 minutes beginning with DashMart in New York City. With over 2,000 items, DashMart offers a wide assortment of fresh and frozen grocery staples, snacks, household goods, and local products to fulfill any last minute shopping needs – whether you forgot an ingredient for tonight's dinner, or don't have time to get more eggs and milk midweek. To start, ultra-fast deliveries will be offered from a new DashMart location in Chelsea, with more locations and partners coming over the next few months...

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Dec 7 8:09 AM, General News


eCommerce Platform Pepper Raises $16M in Series A Funding for Food Distributors

Pepper, the eCommerce platform for food distributors, has raised $16 million in Series A funding that will enhance the ordering experience for distributors servicing over 25,000 restaurants and grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada. Index Ventures led the round with participation from Greylock, Imaginary Ventures, BoxGroup, Moving Capital, and Brett Schulman, bringing the total capital raised to date to $20M.

With the Series A secured, platform enhancements are a top priority for Pepper. “This funding enables us to accelerate product development in..."

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Dec 1 8:19 AM, General News


Walmart Serves Up Savings on Thanksgiving Meal

As we approach our second holiday season since the pandemic began, concern over rising costs and short supply has stirred up a conversation centered on uncertainty about the Thanksgiving meal. But amidst it all, here’s what we’re certain of: Walmart is ready. We planned early for Thanksgiving, and we’re setting the table with savings, assortment and convenience.

Five Years of Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner
This year, customers shopping Walmart for their Thanksgiving meal can expect to save more than $14 (or nearly 28%) compared to the national average price reported by the...

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Nov 19 8:00 AM, General News


Deliverect Partners With Grubhub To Help Restaurants Improve Order Accuracy & Efficiency

Deliverect, a global scale-up that simplifies online ordering for more than 12,000 establishments across 30 markets, and Grubhub, a leading global online food delivery marketplace in the U.S., have partnered to streamline orders for hundreds of thousands of restaurants. Together, the partnership helps to improve order accuracy and operational efficiency, as well as save restaurant owners' time.

The partnership allows orders made on Grubhub to integrate directly into a restaurant's POS (Point of Sale), collating all orders on one device. Restaurants on Grubhub will also be able to...

 

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Nov 19 8:00 AM, General News


Grubhub Launches Robot Delivery at the University of Arizona

Grubhub, the leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, announced today that it's deploying Yandex Self-Driving Group's robot delivery technology, also called rovers, on the University of Arizona's campus. This will be the second campus rolling out this delivery option from Grubhub and Yandex this fall, following Ohio State University.

More than 35,000 Wildcats will be able to order their favorite foods from on-campus dining locations – including IQ Fresh, Einstein Bros Bagels, On Deck Deli and Sabor – via the Grubhub app and have it...

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Nov 18 8:00 AM, General News


KFC Says Ditch Long Drive-Thru Lines; Introduces New Quick Pick-Up Ordering

Drive-thru wait times are at an all-time industry high— increasing by nearly a minute across the industry since 2019. To keep busy fried chicken lovers on schedule without keeping them from what they crave, Kentucky Fried Chicken is introducing Quick Pick-Up, the fastest way to get its world-famous fried chicken without waiting in line.

According to SeeLevel HX's annual Drive-Thru Study, drive-thru guests often have to wait in lines on average for six minutes and 22 seconds from the time...

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Nov 16 8:29 AM, General News


Instacart is Making Online Grocery More Affordable by Introducing the Deals Hub

Today, we’re announcing a number of new features that will help people get more out of their Instacart experience and make grocery shopping more affordable. From a Deals Tab and exclusive savings for Express members to a new reduced cost and free delivery option and a new “Dollar Store Hub” destination on the Instacart marketplace, we’re rolling out more ways for customers to save when shopping from their favorite retailers.

This new slate of features come at a time when grocery costs are continuing to rise...

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Nov 12 8:15 AM, General News


Tailgate at Home in Plant-Based Style with eMeals Featuring Plant-Based Protein from Beyond Meat®

If you're planning an at-home tailgating party to cheer your favorite team to victory (hopefully!), here's a planet-friendly way to serve up the football fare we all know and love. eMeals, America's leading meal planning service, and Beyond Meat®, a leader in plant-based meat, have whipped up a Beyond Game Day Tailgating menu featuring plant-based brats, burgers and kabobs along with side dishes, drinks and dessert that will score big with your guests.

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Sep 29 1:25 PM, General News


Giant Eagle Partners with RangeMe to Boost Online Product Assortment

Giant Eagle, Inc. announced the launch of a new initiative to grow its Giant Eagle Marketplace eCommerce channel with a greater assortment of new and emerging products. As one of the nation's largest retailers, Giant Eagle will look to accelerate and scale product sourcing for this initiative by partnering with RangeMe, the industry standard online product discovery platform for retailers and suppliers.

"Giant Eagle Marketplace allows us to extend our aisles and assortments in our established online platform to offer brands and products that previously may not have been..."

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Sep 23 7:56 AM, General News


New Acosta Report Details the Evolving Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behavior

Acosta, a global integrated sales and marketing services provider in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, today released its latest COVID-19 Shopper Insights report, COVID-19 Shopper Insights: Which Habits Are Sticking? The report examines pandemic-related shopping behaviors that are continuing to impact the CPG industry as COVID-19 evolves. According to Acosta's research, about 45% of consumers have increased their online grocery shopping and reduced trips to traditional CPG channels since pre-pandemic, indicating convenience and safety remain important considerations for consumers.

"COVID-19 has significantly impacted consumer behavior and accelerated trends we were seeing prior to March 2020," said Colin Stewart, Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence at Acosta. "While many believe we're headed towards normalcy, it is highly likely that...

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Aug 26 8:27 AM, General News


Walmart Launches Walmart GoLocal, a New Delivery as a Service Business

Walmart announced the creation of a new line of business – Walmart GoLocal – that extends its expertise in delivering goods to customers to businesses of all sizes.

“In an era where customers have come to expect speed and reliability, it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a service provider that understands a merchant’s needs,” said John Furner, president and CEO, Walmart U.S. “Walmart has spent years building and scaling commerce capabilities that support our network of more than 4,700 stores and we look forward to helping..."

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Aug 25 8:23 AM, General News


Online Grocery Shoppers are Willing to Pay Double the Fee to Improve Delivery Time by One Hour 

The long-held assumption that speed is the most important online delivery factor for e-commerce customers is upended by new research released in an article today by MIT Sloan Management Review. During the early COVID-19 lockdowns, committing to a speedy delivery seemed particularly important. Now, as many consumers emerge from the pandemic, they care more about being able to select a specific delivery day and a precise delivery time when it's convenient for them to take in their groceries.

A new analysis finds that a grocery customer is willing to wait 10.8 hours longer for a delivery if the delivery window is one hour shorter, and will wait an additional 7.5 hours longer if the delivery can be...

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Aug 24 8:38 AM, General News


Grubhub and Yandex SDG Launch Robot Delivery Technology at The Ohio State University

Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), a leading autonomous vehicles developer inside Yandex, one of Europe's largest internet companies, will roll out delivery via Yandex's robots at its first college campus — The Ohio State University (OSU).

More than 60,000 hungry Buckeyes will be able to order their favorite foods from on-campus dining locations via the Grubhub app and have them delivered by one of 50 Yandex robots operating at the...

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Aug 20 8:20 AM, General News


Albertsons Companies Bring Grocery Shopping Through a Suite of New Revolutionized Digital Offerings 

Albertsons Companies has set out to reintroduce themselves to shoppers through new and refreshed offerings that make the grocery shopping experience more enjoyable and convenient. Today the company unveiled three new innovations: the launch of the free Deals & Delivery app, their new “Albertsons for U” shopper loyalty program and FreshPass™, their exclusive unlimited grocery delivery service with member-only perks.

“We have been working hard to revolutionize Albertsons Companies’ digital offerings and enhance all aspects of the food experience and journey,” said Chris Rupp, EVP...

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Aug 17 8:38 AM, General News


Olo Teams Up with Grubhub to Streamline Delivery and Digital Orders for Restaurants

Olo, a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, announced an engagement with Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, to integrate digital orders directly into the point-of-sale (POS) of tens of thousands of restaurant brand locations via Olo Rails.

Rails is Olo’s solution that makes it easy for restaurant brands to publish their menus, prices and location information on participating third-party marketplaces in order to drive incremental sales, simplify workflows and manage orders from multiple channels into one place. The solution also allows orders placed by consumers on the Grubhub website or app to be injected directly into the order stream at the restaurant to improve order accuracy and...

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Aug 12 8:33 AM, General News


Kroger and Kitchen United Partner to Provide Customers Meal Pick Up and Delivery from Restaurants

Kroger and ghost kitchen industry leader Kitchen United announced a partnership to offer customers freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant food.

"Our customers' appetite for fresh, on-demand meals continues to accelerate, and we remain focused on offering new and innovative products that provide anything, anytime, anywhere," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president, of fresh merchandising "Our partnership with Kitchen United taps into restaurants' growing use of off-premise kitchen space to increase...

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Aug 4 9:56 AM, General News


HelloFresh Market Launches in U.S., Expanding Beyond Weeknight Dinners to Everyday Essentials

HelloFresh announced the launch of HelloFresh Market, an online store offering customers a range of add-ons, from quick meals to pantry essentials. The Market gives customers a convenient way to get breakfast options, ready-to-heat meals or everyday items – such as fresh produce, snacks, desserts, sides, spice blends, grocery essentials, and more – delivered to their doorstep simply by adding them to their weekly HelloFresh order. The range of Market offerings will be rolling out to all customers across...

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Jul 29 8:27 AM, General News


7-Eleven Delivers Buy One, Get One Free Wing Deals on National Chicken Wing Day

To  celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, America's largest convenience retailer is offering buy one, get one free five-count bone-in wings via 7–Eleven Delivery found on the 7NOW® delivery app and the 7–Eleven app. 7-Eleven's delivery time is almost as unbeatable as its chicken and customers can choose between flavors like spicy, regular and buffalo.

Participating 7-Eleven® stores are also offering a buy one, get one free offer on boneless chicken wing skewers to 7Rewards® loyalty members. Available in hot honey, sweet sriracha and...

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Jul 26 8:25 AM, General News


Thighstop's Take on National Chicken Wing Day: 'Save a Wing, Eat a Thigh'

This National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 comes amidst a national chicken wing crisis. Restaurant brands are widely bowing out this year, and consumers are left wondering where they will get their fix. But Thighstop, Wingstop's new virtual food brand, is giving the famous holiday new flavor by repositioning it as "Thighstop Thigh Day."

On one of the more popular food holidays among fans and foodies alike, Thighstop is determined to keep the celebration going by offering two free bone-in thighs with qualifying purchases on July 29. Available through Thighstop.com or DoorDash, the two free bone-in thighs are...

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Jul 23 8:24 AM, General News


Packaged Facts: The Future of Grocery 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of consumer behavior and daily life. In 2020, many consumers were suddenly faced with more time at home.

  • Office workers and those with jobs that can be done from home began to work from home full-time.
  • Many schools and daycares closed, meaning that students and children were now spending their days at home.
  • Restaurants, cafeterias, and other foodservice operations closed to dine-in service in many areas.
  • With these changes, families across the U.S. were eating at home more often, cooking more, and sometimes feeding more people than usual throughout the day. As a result...
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Jul 23 8:24 AM, General News


Uber and Costco Kick Off Grocery Delivery Pilot in Texas

Uber Technologies have entered a delivery pilot with 25 locations across the state of Texas where Costco members could have their groceries delivered within hours, if not minutes, with Uber and Uber Eats. Over the coming weeks, 7 additional Costco warehouses will be available to Uber users via Uber and Uber Eats mobile apps. The minimum order amount is $35 and delivery is free for Uber Pass and Eats Pass holders. This is Uber's first pilot with a food wholesaler in the United States.

Today's news follows Uber's recent announcement of their first national grocery partnership in the US, with Albertson's Co., which more than doubled the availability of Uber's grocery offering with...

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Jul 22 8:25 AM, General News


Uber Accelerates National Grocery Availability Across the U.S.

Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) announced that its on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery is now available to Uber and Uber Eats customers in over 400 cities and towns across the U.S., including major markets like San Francisco, New York City, and Washington DC. This marks Uber’s first major grocery expansion in the U.S., more than doubling the availability of the offering this week, and accelerating its grocery rollout this year with a 1,200-store partnership with the Albertsons Companies, Inc. (NYSE: ACI)...

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Jul 19 9:15 AM, General News


Giant Food is Now Accepting EBT Payments on Online Pickup and Delivery Orders

Giant Food announced that individuals and families using SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits now have the option to pay with an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card when placing online orders for Giant Pickup and Giant Delivers throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware.

The new user-friendly experience offers customers the option to add their EBT card to their account on Giantfood.com and begin shopping using their SNAP funds. While browsing online aisles, SNAP customers can sort products to show eligible items and a "SNAP Eligible" label will appear within...

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Jul 16 7:52 AM, General News


SpartanNash to Open New Micro-Fulfillment Center to Better Serve Online Grocery Shoppers

Grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash announced plans to open its first SpartanNash Micro-Fulfillment Center, located at 5199 68th St. SE in Caledonia, Mich. The 55,000-square-foot facility will hold 16,000 products and pick and pack Fast Lane orders for 24 Ada Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare and Forest Hills Foods stores throughout West Michigan, primarily in the Grand Rapids and Holland area.

“Fast Lane has been a tremendous value-add for our store guests as the pandemic heightened the importance of safe, efficient grocery shopping, pickup and...

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Jul 15 8:20 AM, General News


Grubhub Doubles Down on Its Commitment to Supporting Restaurants with The Grubhub Guarantee

Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, announced the Grubhub Guarantee, the company's newest feature promising diners on-time delivery and the lowest price relative to competitors, or Grubhub will make it right with Grubhub Perks for free food.

In a study of thousands of consumers, Grubhub looked at what mattered most to diners, and on-time delivery came in as one of the top factors when choosing a food delivery platform. With the Grubhub Guarantee, Grubhub is standing behind on-time delivery and lowest price in order to facilitate...

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Jul 13 8:22 AM, General News


US Food Retail: Where Did Consumers Go During Covid-19? 

While the fact that food retailers have benefited enormously from stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures is hardly news, a deeper look into credit/debit card transactions reveals their different impacts across food retail categories in both brick-and-mortar and online environments. We translated these data points into six learnings from the most eventful year in the food industry in generations, as well as into insights as to how players can sustain the momentum in a post-Covid economy.

- Online is the big winner, but summer may bring a temporary halt. Recent data indicates a likely temporary halt to this expansion in Q2 2021, as cases...

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Jul 9 8:34 AM, General News


Subway Debuts Largest Menu Update in Brand's History

Subway restaurants announced the biggest changes in the brand's history, making improvements to almost every core menu item and introducing important digital upgrades that elevate the guest experience. The Eat Fresh Refresh™ arrives in U.S. restaurants nationwide on July 13, and is marked with unprecedented moments, including participating Subway restaurants across the country closing for a Refresh Break and a one million sub sandwich giveaway to encourage people to come see and taste the changes.

Starting on July 13, the Eat Fresh Refresh comes to life in all U.S. Subway restaurants. The more than 20 menu updates include...

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Jul 7 8:21 AM, General News


Grubhub Releases Third Annual State of the Plate Report

As we approach a new normal and restaurants reopen, there's a lot to look forward to for the rest of the year. Before looking ahead, let's rewind to see how diners ate their way through the last six months. Grubhub, part of leading global online food delivery marketplace Just Eat Takeaway.com, launched the third annual "State of the Plate" report. Looking at trends from hundreds of thousands average daily orders, Grubhub's mid-year report checks in on what has shaped 2021 thus far, including the top trending foods, popular restaurants across the country, and what we can expect to see more of in the second half of the year.

Unlike 2020, diners opted for the plant-based versions of delivery classics so far in 2021. And while last year's top food, the wildly popular...

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Jul 2 3:10 PM, General News


Jollibee Announces the Launch of New Jollibee Ordering App

Jollibee announced the launch of its new Jollibee Ordering App. The ordering platform allows new customers and Jollibee fans to order the brand's food directly from their mobile devices. The app supports orders for delivery and in-store pickup and is live across the United States and Canada now via the Apple App Store and Google Play.

To celebrate the launch of the new app, Jollibee is running a two-week promotion giving customers the brand's Peach Mango Pie for free on every order placed with an account through the new platform. This offer can be redeemed by entering the promo code "JoyOnline" at checkout. The promotion is currently...

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Jun 30 8:17 AM, General News


DoorDash and Beyond Meat Introduce Limited Edition Summer Grilling Kits for On-Demand Delivery

DoorDash announced a partnership with Beyond Meat, a leader in plant-based meat, to offer limited-edition, July 4th grilling kits to help customers host the ultimate BBQ featuring the new Beyond Burger®. The kits are available exclusively on DoorDash for on-demand delivery from DashMart, a new type of convenience store owned, operated, and curated by DoorDash.

As many people prepare for a summer of grilling and gathering, the kit also provides a seamless way for consumers to get their grilling essentials without taking a last-minute trip to the grocery store. According to a national consumer survey that polled 1,000 U.S. adults...

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Jun 29 8:17 AM, General News


Domino's Rolls Out Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee
Domino's Pizza is launching a new guarantee to offer customers the most convenient carryout experience possible. Domino's Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee is simple: order Domino's Carside Delivery online, check in when you arrive, and as soon as your order is ready, a Domino's team member will head to your car in less than two minutes or your next pizza is free.

Domino's and DraftKings Inc., a leading sports entertainment and technology company, have launched Domino's Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee Over/Under Challenge as well, giving customers the chance to predict if Domino's Carside Delivery nationwide will be quicker than...

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Jun 29 8:17 AM, General News


DoorDash and Albertsons Companies Partner to Launch Access to On-Demand Grocery Delivery

DoorDash and Albertsons Companies are announcing a new partnership to offer on-demand grocery delivery from nearly 2,000 well-known Albertsons banner stores across the country including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, and more from the DoorDash marketplace app.

As expectations for convenience, speed and ease continue to grow, consumers can now order groceries and essentials on-demand for delivery within an hour through DoorDash's top-rated marketplace with no time slot, queues or minimum order size required. Albertsons will offer more than...

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Jun 22 8:24 AM, General News


Wingstop Launches Virtual Kitchen Thighstop

Thighstop, the new thigh concept with more than 1,400 locations nationwide, is addressing consumer's fear of a chicken wing shortage head-on by hacking chicken wing brand Wingstop and giving thighs the attention they deserve. Beginning today, fans nationwide can enjoy tasty new options available on Thighstop.com and through the brand's exclusive delivery partner DoorDash.

With a focused menu designed to keep taste buds craving more, Thighstop encourages guests to try thighs, which are one of the juiciest and most flavorful parts of the chicken. Chicken fans can now enjoy delicious, crispy thighs, served naked and sauced and tossed in 11 bold, distinctive and craveable flavors – the same 11 flavors that catapulted Wingstop to flavor fame. In addition to bone-in thighs...

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Jun 22 8:23 AM, General News


Resorts World Las Vegas and Grubhub Team Up to Introduce Mobile Ordering Experience

Resorts World Las Vegas announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, to become the first resort to offer Grubhub's advanced ordering technology. Through On The Fly at Resorts World powered by Grubhub, guests can conveniently order and charge the cost to their room or credit card via the Grubhub app from the resort's 40 food and beverage concepts and select retail shops for pickup or delivery to guest rooms as well as the resort's 5.5-acre pool complex.

"Our partnership with Grubhub further expands our goal of providing guests with first-of-its-kind experiences at the resort," said Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World Las Vegas. "Resorts World Las Vegas is proud to be the first resort to...

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Jun 22 8:22 AM, General News


SpartanNash Announces More Perks, Greater Value for Online Grocery Shoppers

As part of its commitment to make online shopping for groceries accessible, affordable and convenient, Fortune 400 grocery retailer and distributor SpartanNash Company announced expanded benefits available exclusively for its Fast Lane subscribers.

Annual Fast Lane subscriptions are available for $49 per year and include free, unlimited curbside pickup at any SpartanNash store that offers Fast Lane online grocery shopping (a $4.95-per-order savings). Now, Fast Lane subscribers can save even more with...

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Jun 18 8:29 AM, General News


DoorDash Expands To Japan

DoorDash the largest on-demand logistics platform for door-to-door delivery in the U.S., announced its official launch in Japan, beginning with Sendai. This marks the company's first market expansion in Asia and third country outside the U.S., including Australia and Canada.

As DoorDash continues to invest in international growth in its commitment to empower local economies, Japan, one of the most restaurant-dense countries in the world, offers a unique market opportunity for the company to support local businesses with...

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Jun 10 8:30 AM, General News


Nathan’s Famous Launches Brand’s First Natural Casing Footlong Hot Dog

Nathan’s Famous announced the creation of its first footlong hot dog. The footlong hot dog features all the makings of a Nathan’s Famous hot dog – the natural casing and the Nathan’s Famous secret spice recipe.

"Indulgence isn’t a bad thing, especially when it comes to a Nathan’s Famous hot dog,” states James Walker, Senior Vice President, Restaurants. “Whether you like it plain, or with just a little Nathan’s Famous mustard, or you go all out with our world-famous chili cheese dog, a Nathan’s Famous hot dog is certainly...

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Jun 9 8:23 AM, General News


NRF Chief Economist Says 'Satellite Account' Would Better Measure Retail Performance

National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz today backed a recommendation that federal agencies should create a “satellite account” to better assess the performance of the retail industry, saying traditional statistical measurements do not accurately reflect the industry’s contribution to the economy amid the increase in online shopping and other changes.

“In recent years, critics have claimed the retail industry is facing an existential crisis, that retail is not growing and that we are entering – if not already in – a retail apocalypse,” Kleinhenz said. “This is not an accurate picture, and the analysis driving this conclusion is incomplete. But why has this become...

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Jun 8 8:33 AM, General News


Most British Online Grocery Shoppers Plan to Continue Online Grocery Shopping After the Pandemic 

The great online grocery shopping boom is here to stay as 90% of current online grocery shoppers plan to keep shopping for their groceries online once the peak of COVID-19 passes. Meanwhile, just 5% of these shoppers say they are planning to stop doing so.

An impressive three in five (59%) Brits are online grocery shoppers, up from 50% in 2019 – this represents the highest level of growth recorded in the past decade. In addition to user growth, the category is experiencing increased usage from existing users, with over half (53%) of online grocery shoppers doing...

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Jun 3 8:20 AM, General News







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