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Blix Partners with REEF on Delivery Order Locations
REEF Technology Inc. the largest operator of virtual restaurants, logistics and proximity hubs in North America, announced today its partnership with Blix Ltd ("Blix"), an integrated food technology system.
The partnership will allow REEF to offer Blix's wide range of nutritious meals through their delivery kitchens. REEF will blend Blix pouches using their smart food maker in their ghost kitchens and deliver orders through UberEats, Doordash and Grubhub. Whereas previously consumers would need to purchase the smart foodmaker from Blix to make and enjoy their products, this partnership will deliver their...
Nowadays Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets Launch Nationwide
Having gained a passionate and dedicated fan base with their initial launch in California, the plant-based meat company Nowadays is now bringing their craveable chicken nuggets nationwide for the first time. Nowadays nuggets are crispy, juicy and packed with flavor, closely mimicking real chicken, but thanks to the company's proprietary technology, are made with a simple list of only seven sustainably sourced and recognizable ingredients, including organic yellow peas. Nowadays nuggets are GMO-free, soy-free, and 100% plant-based. Nowadays also uses no binders, thickeners, or artificial ingredients in their...
Natural Grocers® Scales High-Quality Product Sourcing with RangeMe
Natural Grocers® is partnering with RangeMe, the industry standard online product sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers, to streamline the search for innovative products that meet their high-quality standards for customers.
"Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers' vendor submission program," explained Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers Vice President of Purchasing. "The digitization of the process means that before samples are even sent we can quickly see which vendor submissions meet our high-quality standards. The efficiency this brings to our process helps..."
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...
GrubMarket Raises $200 Million Series E to Accelerate Profitable Growth and IPO Readiness
GrubMarket, a San Francisco-based food technology company with a mission to digitally transform the American food supply chain industry, announced today that it has raised $200 million in a massively oversubscribed Series E funding round from Tiger Global Management, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Liberty Street Funds, Apeira Capital, Japan Post Capital, Celtic House Asia Partners, We Capital and Walleye Capital, among other unnamed participants. This round values GrubMarket at over $1.2 billion.
"GrubMarket has already achieved an annual run rate of..."
GrubMarket Acquires Oakport Transportation to Expand Transportation and Logistics Capabilities
GrubMarket today announced it has completed the acquisition of Oakland, CA-based Oakport Transportation, a provider of comprehensive trucking and logistics services that stores and ships produce throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, and Nevada, plus selected routes throughout the rest of the U.S. for certain seasonal items. GrubMarket will leverage Oakport's facilities and logistics networks to address the supply chain challenges introduced by recent trucking shortages, route congestion and skyrocketing consumer demand for fresh food.
The timing of this acquisition is of paramount importance. The coronavirus pandemic has...
DoorDash Launches SafeDash™: New technology for Dasher Safety and Peace of Mind
Safety is extremely important to us, which is why we continue to invest in products, policies, and partnerships that enable us to lead the industry while better serving all members of our community. In 2019, DoorDash became the first in the industry to offer occupational accident insurance at no cost to Dashers and with no-opt-in required, helping support Dashers if they’re injured while delivering on our platform. We’ve also built out our 24/7 Trust & Safety team, a more transparent and...
Joint Statement from McDonald's and IBM
IBM, a leader in AI for business and AI-powered customer care, entered into an agreement with McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company, to further accelerate the development and deployment of its Automated Order Taking (AOT) technology. Under the agreement, IBM will acquire McD Tech Labs, which was created to advance employee and customer facing innovations following McDonald’s 2019 acquisition of Apprente. As part of McDonald’s strategic growth plan, "Accelerating the Arches," the company is committed to innovation across Digital, Delivery and Drive Thru. This agreement will accelerate McDonald’s efforts to...
GrubMarket Raises $145 Million Series E to Accelerate Profitable Growth
GrubMarket, a San Francisco-based food technology company, announced today it raised $145 million in a heavily oversubscribed Series E funding round from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Liberty Street Funds, Japan Post Capital, Walleye Capital, Celtic House Asia Partners, INP Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures, RIVC and Gaingels, among other unnamed participants. This round values GrubMarket at over $1 billion.
"We have experienced an incredible acceleration of growth in the last 12 months – revenues are up more than 300% over last year, reaching a $1...
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