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Instacart Introduces Cart Star, New Shopper Rewards Program
Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced the introduction of Cart Star, a new shopper rewards program that will invite shoppers to get recognized for their hard work on the platform.
The Cart Star program will offer impactful incentives via three tiers: Gold, Platinum, or Diamond Cart. Every qualifying shopper in the Cart Star program will receive tailored rewards and offerings through third-party partners as well as directly within the Instacart platform.
"Shoppers are an important part of the Instacart community, helping us invite the world to..."
BurgerFi and Gopuff Expand Pilot to Deliver Fresh Made Burgers and Fries to Customers Nationwide
BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest-growing, premium fast-casual concepts, and Gopuff, the go-to platform for immediate delivery of customers' everyday needs, today announced plans to expand the delivery of BurgerFi items on the Gopuff platform to more customers nationwide, following a successful pilot program. In the coming months, Gopuff will begin delivering fresh-made BurgerFi burgers and fries to customers in more than a dozen cities, including Miami, New York City, Nashville and Philadelphia.
"The synergy between BurgerFi and Gopuff remains unrivaled..."
Lunchbox Acquires Novadine to Transform the Entire Guest Experience for Enterprise Restaurants
Lunchbox, the modern ordering system built to grow online revenue for restaurants today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NovaDine, an enterprise digital ordering provider for multi-unit restaurant chains. As Lunchbox accelerates geographic growth across the country, this is the first of many steps in the company's plans to invest in new technologies for restaurants.
Together, Lunchbox and NovaDine will offer an alternative to the currently available enterprise solutions and enable restaurant operators to manage all digital guest experiences from a single...
Grubhub Debuts MasterChef Table, Delivering Dishes from MASTERCHEF Alumni Directly to Diners' Homes
Today, Grubhub is launching MasterChef Table, a delivery-only virtual restaurant featuring recipes from MasterChef winners and fan favorites Kelsey Murphy, Dorian Hunter, Gerron Hurt, and Michael Silverstein. For 12 exciting seasons, Endemol Shine North America has produced MasterChef and captured America's attention by celebrating the best in culinary creations and now diners will have a chance to not only watch the series on Wednesday nights (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, but also taste food from their favorite chef contestants, exclusively through Grubhub...
Skipcart Partners with DeliverB4 to Help Restaurants Save Billions of Dollars in Fees
Skipcart, one of the largest on-demand delivery companies in the United States, today announced an innovative partnership with technology platform DeliverB4 aimed at leveling the playing field by saving restaurants $2 or more per marketplace order through their new outsourced delivery program.
Restaurants are hurting on all fronts with limited staffing, high cost of goods and fixed costs. A recent NRA survey showed nearly 90% of operators are less profitable than when the pandemic began with no relief in sight. NRA's State of...
Former Disney Chairman and CEO Joins Gopuff as Investor and Advisor
Gopuff, the market-leading and fastest-growing platform for immediate delivery of consumers’ everyday needs, today announced that Bob Iger, former Disney CEO and Chairman, will become an advisor and investor. Mr. Iger will advise co-founders and co-CEOs Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev, and the broader executive team, to help deepen Gopuff’s consumer engagement and growth globally.
“Bob Iger is one of the most important and visionary business leaders of this generation. He defined consumer engagement, product innovation, and organizational excellence,” said Gopuff co-founder and...
Grubhub is Buying Lunch for NYC
A new survey conducted by Grubhub found that lunch breaks are increasingly important to workers, which is especially true in New York City, with 72% of full-time employees calling it the most important meal of the day (compared with 64% of people working nationwide). Despite this, 69% of working New Yorkers admit they have skipped lunch because they were too busy, so Grubhub is helping them reclaim this important meal by giving all of New York City a free lunch on May 17.
"As one of the most dynamic dining cities..."
A New Way to Sell Frozen Snacks Through Ice Cream Carts
Delhi winter has a different kind of feel to it, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 0°C in the peak months. The chill factor makes consumers swear off ice creams. To make optimum use of this period, India’s ITC Master Chef partnered with Lotte brand-owned Havmor ice cream, leveraging the latter’s fleet of ice cream carts.
These ice cream carts were utilized to sell frozen savories like pizza pockets, burger patties, nuggets and other snacks from ITC’s range of products. It proved to be a...
BJ’s Wholesale Club Partners with DoorDash
BJ’s Wholesale Club, a leading membership warehouse club in the Eastern United States, today announced a partnership with DoorDash, the local commerce platform, to offer on-demand grocery delivery from 226 BJ’s locations across 17 states. BJ’s is the first wholesale club available on the DoorDash marketplace, providing consumers with access to home essentials and grocery needs on-demand. BJ’s products can be purchased directly on the DoorDash app, offering members and non-members alike access to thousands of BJ’s items on-demand. BJ’s members can also link their wholesale club card to receive...
Burger King Invites Everyone to Order Through Its App
Everyone loves a Whopper. Thanks to the Burger King app’s delivery feature, you can get one brought right to your door and tame that all-too-familiar Whopper craving.
At Burger King we know that, except from our restaurants, there is no place like home, the only other place on earth where we can truly be ourselves, no makeup, no bow tie and no one judging us. That’s why, now, Burger King claims that ‘Every home can be the Home of the Whopper’! The new Burger King...
WWE® and Nextbite Launch Virtual Restaurant in Dallas
WWE and Nextbite, a leader in virtual restaurants, have partnered to launch a WWE-themed, delivery-only restaurant in the Dallas area ahead of WrestleMania 38, which takes place next Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The delivery-only restaurant – WWE Smackadillas – is available now via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. WWE Smackadillas offers a unique menu of crave-crushing quesadillas that will only be available until April 11.
“WWE is one of the premier sports and entertainment organizations in the world and is..."
BurgerFi Partners with Gopuff to Bring Late-Night Bites to Tallahassee
BurgerFi, one of the nation's fastest growing, premium fast-casual concepts, and Gopuff – the go-to platform for immediate delivery of customers' everyday needs – have launched a new offering to bring BurgerFi's all-natural burgers and sides through its "Fi on the Fly®" food truck and Gopuff Kitchen, Gopuff's freshly-prepared food delivery service. This strategic partnership – the first of its kind in which Gopuff Kitchen partners with a restaurant – will bring the convenience of Gopuff's late-night delivery to BurgerFi fans and Gopuff customers in the Tallahassee...
US Foods Spring Scoop Delivers Versatile Products to Help Operators Do More With Less
US Foods Holding Corp. announced today the launch of Spring 2022 Scoop™. Themed “Do More with Less,” Spring Scoop features 18 versatile and innovative products combined with a variety of inspiring menu ideas developed by US Foods product innovation and culinary experts. Nearly 60% of restaurants adapted to pandemic constraints by reducing their menus.1 Today, operators must ramp up the number of menu offerings to attract diners returning to pre-pandemic dining routines, all while continuing to manage labor shortages and other operational challenges...
PlantX Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Across Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario
PlantX Life Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of same-day delivery for its grocery products across Ottawa, ON and Toronto, ON. This expansion reflects the Company's commitment to enhancing its e-commerce capabilities by leveraging PlantX's physical retail stores within the Hudson's Bay in Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON and CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa, ON.
Same-day delivery is a key component of PlantX's goal of diversifying its on-demand delivery solutions to better service online customers across Ontario. Distribution for same-day delivery will be available through...
Kroger Fulfillment Network Expands with Facility in Cleveland Region
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced it will offer more Americans delivery through the addition of a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in a new geography – northeast Ohio. The facility will be powered by the Ocado Group and combine vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly, and fast fresh food delivery service as part of the company's seamless ecosystem.
"Kroger is incredibly excited to expand our delivery business in our home state and provide northeast Ohioans access to thousands of fresh and popular products, including..."
Kroger and Kitchen United Open Houston Location
Kroger and Kitchen United MIX announced today the opening of a kitchen center in Houston, Texas, located in The Heights neighborhood. Customers can order freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant meals from any or all participating restaurants to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
"Our customers know they can count on Kroger as a destination for the freshest meal solutions," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president of fresh merchandising. "The Kitchen United collaboration provides another simple, on-demand meal option within our stores. It is one more example of how Kroger..."
DoorDash Introduces Express Grocery Delivery Service with Albertsons Companies
DoorDash, the leading on-demand delivery platform, today introduced express grocery delivery, a new service that offers consumers faster and more convenient delivery of fresh groceries in under 30 minutes*, in partnership with Albertsons Companies, one of the nation's leading food and drug retailers. As part of this launch, consumers in more than 20 major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Denver, Seattle and more, will now be able to access express grocery delivery from their local Albertsons Cos. banner stores including Safeway, Vons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and...
Kroger Delivery Arrives in Metro Atlanta
The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, today announced the official opening of the Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Forest Park, GA, a city south of Atlanta, powered by Ocado Group, a world leader in technology for grocery e-commerce. This marks an expansion of Kroger's national fulfillment network, providing the region with an e-commerce delivery service that combines vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics with affordable, friendly, and fast delivery of grocery items and fresh food.
"We're proud to launch Kroger Delivery in metro Atlanta with future expansion plans throughout Georgia and..."
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...
Kroger Kicks Off Ghost Kitchen Rollout
Image Kroger is launching its ghost kitchen initiative.
The Kroger Co. is officially a participant in the ghost kitchen space.
As initially announced in August 2021, the country’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with ghost kitchen startup Kitchen United to provide customers freshly prepared restaurant food for takeout or delivery in select Kroger banner locations.
Kroger is opening its first ghost kitchen center at a Ralphs store in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Customers can build freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant meals from any or all of the restaurants participating in the initiative...
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..."
Amazon Expands Hampton Roads Investment with a Career Center and Two New Delivery Stations
Amazon continues its investment in the Hampton Roads area with the launch of a Career Center and two delivery stations. The Amazon Career Center, located at 1989 S. Military Highway in Chesapeake will serve as a hiring and orientation hub for the company’s operations facilities in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. Additionally, the company is excited to announce the opening of two delivery stations in the Hampton Roads area, a 165,000 square foot facility at 1400 Sewells Point Road in Norfolk and a 111,600...
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