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  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash “added more new consumers than any quarter since Q1 2021” as noted in their Q1 2022 earnings release. The news hinted at a reversal of decelerating customer growth that both DoorDash and the wider industry experienced after peaking during the early pandemic. However, even while adding fewer customers each quarter, Earnest Research transaction data […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Axios and the Harris Poll are out with a new survey in which they identify the most visible brands in America and gauge their reputations, ranking them from “excellent to “very poor.” The top nine, all rated as “excellent,” are, in order … Trader Joe’s, H-E-B, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans, Samsung, Toyota, Amazon, and Honda. Among […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon.com is testing a service that uses the company’s network of Flex drivers to pick up packages from mall-based retailers and deliver them to customers. The program, first reported on by Bloomberg, has been running since last year. Much like drivers for Instacart or DoorDash, Amazon’s Flex drivers use their own vehicles to deliver packages. They […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VCs seeing an gap in the delivery market that had yet to be definitively filled. Now, perhaps inevitably, comes the consolidation.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats and autonomous vehicle company Motional have begun driverless deliveries in Santa Monica, Calif. The effort is being done in conjunction with robotics company Serve Robotics, which was Uber acquired with the purchase of Postmates and spun off in 2021.  The partnership between Uber and Motional was announced in December. At the time, Uber […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the modern world, consumers know what they want and when they want it. As consumers quickly become more comfortable with ordering food on third-party (3P) delivery platforms, what players are gaining the most traction and how? 3P Delivery order frequency hits new highs. Despite inflation woes, average order frequency continues to rise across all […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food Marketing professionals never take a break, and they are always looking a customer ahead.  Global CPG retailer Unilever is actively targeting Generation Alpha.  So just who is Generation Alpha?  They are the children of Generation Y, and often the younger siblings of Generation A.  More that 2.5 million are born globally ever week.  […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that Instacart filed “confidentially” a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a first step in the process of an initial public offering (IPO). The New York Times explains that a confidential filing means that “it does not yet have to disclose certain data […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
SpartanNash announced what it called “an innovative partnership” with delivery provider DoorDash that it said would expand its “grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various different initiatives.” According to the announcement, “DoorDash is partnering with SpartanNash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash owned stores including Family […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Information has a story about how food delivery firm Gopuff, while at one point during the pandemic being valued at $15 billion, is experiencing some growing pains. According to the story, “Last fall, discussions led by the founders about raising up to $1 billion in new funding fizzled after some investors balked at Gopuff’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Success does leave clues and at Taco Bell they know that consumer focused interactive participatory marketing food Marketing drives customer engagement driving top-line sales and bottom-line profits according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   At the intersection of yesterday’s menu, older customers, industry buzz, and social media Taco […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food solutions company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced an innovative partnership with local commerce platform DoorDash to expand the Company’s grocery services and solutions across both digital and physical platforms through various different initiatives. DoorDash is partnering with SpartanNash to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 100 SpartanNash owned […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Longtime Austin, Texas residents Min and Jenna Choe started out entertaining family and friends at home and are now setting out to create a Chinese restaurant empire based on online ordering and delivery. In the South, entertaining and cooking go together. Fittingly, there is a longstanding joke in the Choe household about Jenna’s inability to […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Fascinating piece in the Financial Times about a practice called “dogfooding,” in which high level executives spend time on the front lines. Examples cited in the story: “The act of testing your own product or service has been dubbed ‘dogfooding’ in the technology world. It traditionally took place in software development but the use of […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Food & Wine has a story about how delivery service DoorDash, which is operating a ghost kitchen facility in Brooklyn, New York, has expanded the concept to include seating for people who want to eat on the premises. According to the story, “The company stresses that this new food hall is still very much delivery-centric […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has opened another ghost kitchen in New York City. The company’s first ghost kitchen opened two years ago in Redwood City, Calif. The project is being done in cooperation with Nimbus, a New York City-based shared kitchen. The ghost kitchen will be producing food from DOMODOMO sushi restaurant, Kings Co Imperial, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Sales people know that many of the best insights come from your peers. And social media is where some of the best sellers gather to push the community forward, sharing their challenges and successes along the way. To help you sift through the sea of talent, we curated a list of 16 sales influencers to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
15-minute grocery delivery service, Food Rocket, has announced a $25 million Series A investment round. This will be used to expand its offering in Chicago and other cities throughout the US, as well as reinforce its AI enabled software and enhance the team.  The lead investor is Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT), which has more than 14,000 […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Fast Company has a story about how, while three companies – DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub – dominate on-demand restaurant delivery, there are more than 500 smaller competitors all over the country.  They have names like GrubSouth in Alabama, Meals Now in Arkansas, Phoodiis in Tennessee, and Takeout Central in North Carolina, and what they […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Many grocery delivery startups begin small, in one city, building up locations to cater to a certain neighborhood. Food Rocket has taken an unconventional route, striking a funding deal with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. that puts its 15-minute grocery delivery service in more than 14,000 Circle K convenience stores and Couche-Tard locations. We first met the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luis Vera believes the third time is the charm. The self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur admits that his vision for digitizing retail was a decade or two early when he started his journey in the 90s. Through a pair of startups — Prospect and Scopex — he tried a variety of methods to help capture store inventory, […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Rapid delivery services are changing the convenience store landscape by adding even more options for hungry shoppers to stock up on what they need on their own schedules. The boom has led to the launch of multiple competing services, from major grocers like Kroger to established delivery companies like DoorDash to online pure plays like Gopuff.
  1. Department & Category
  Educate and elevate is what TBX is doing with their food program.  Elevating the quality of their food and beverage offering, service, and cleanliness, simultaneously educating their customers of the new food and beverage options that match the demands of higher and higher customer expectations. If you want to garner a larger share of […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
For much of 2020 and 2021, restaurants’ efforts to bring digital technology into the in-store experience were centered on improving the experience for consumers. Now, with labor difficulties making it so that restaurants struggle to satisfy even the existing demand, many brands are turning their technological focus to bringing greater efficiency to their day-to-day operations. […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 

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