Westfield London is hosting an immersive pop-up experience from Formula One team Williams Racing ahead of the British Grand Prix this coming weekend. Taking place from Monday 27th June to Sunday 3rd July, this will be open from 10am to 9pm. Exhibits and activities include: Williams Racing’s 2022 FW44 show car Nigel Mansell’s FW10 car, […]
These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy last week, including Gopuff, Amazon Fresh, STOCKED, Zapp, Roku, and Walmart. Gopuff named as instant delivery partner for London’s The O2 arena Quick commerce big hitter Gopuff has announced a tie up with The O2 arena in London. It has been named as the O2’s Principal […]
Rapid grocery delivery startup Gopuff has announced a multi-year sponsorship with The O2. Gopuff will becomeThe O2’s principal partner and official grocery, food and beverage delivery partner. Through the multi-year… The post Gopuff announces sponsorship with The O2 appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
DoorDash has inked an exclusive arrangement with Canadian grocery chain Loblaws, under which the delivery company will build warehouses for the latter, the Financial Times reported. The warehouses will facilitate 30 minutes-or-less delivery for between 5,000 and 8,000 Loblaws’ President’s Choice products. That brand, according to the Financial Times, has been licensed to a new […]
Quick commerce big hitter Gopuff has announced a tie up with The O2 arena in London. It has been named as the O2’s Principal Partner and Official Grocery, Food and Beverage Delivery Partner. Through the multi-year deal, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Gopuff will deliver food and other essential items within the venue, as well […]
Grocery delivery service Gopuff has partnered with Collective Benefits to offer a series of perks for UK delivery partners and store team members. The partnership gives employees access to discounted… The post Gopuff offers employees fuel discounts as orders soar 10x since launch appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
The growth of online ordering and delivery has transformed the food economy over the last two years. Delivery is no longer for people to order Domino’s pizza or get an Amazon order. One of the most profound ways that delivery has helped people is by increasing access to quality fruit and vegetables and reducing food […]
Today in data, a number of ultrafast delivery services have begun cutting jobs as the industry struggles with inflation and a gloomy economic outlook. Data 300: Jobs cut by German grocery delivery service Gorillas this week, halving its administrative staff. 200-300: Jobs expected to be cut at U.K. grocer Zapp, due to inflation, supply chain […]
Turkish rapid grocery delivery big hitter Getir is gearing up to cut 14% of its staff globally. The company employs some 32,000 people in the nine markets where it operates, which works out to 4,480 people impacted by the downsizing, according to a report by TechCrunch. These are challenging times for the rapid grocery 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.
GoPuff has appointed former Disney chief executive Bob Iger as an advisor and investor. Iger will advise GoPuff’s co-founders and co-chief executives Yakir Gola and Rafel Ilishayev. He will also… The post Former Disney CEO Bob Iger joins GoPuff as investor and advisor appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
US-based rapid delivery firm, Gopuff, has announced Bob Iger, former Disney CEO and Chairman, as an advisor and investor. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Iger will, according to a press release, “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 […]
Regular readers of this blog are familiar with GoPuff. What Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, likes about GoPuff is its ability to combine the food industry intellectual quotient (IQ) and consumers emotional quotient (EQ) at the point of purchase. So, instant-needs delivery platform Gopuff has launched The Mean Tomato, […]
Startups that had previously been seen as darlings have had to lay employees off and cut spending, canceling projects and generally scaling back ambitions, due to a seriously changed economy, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) wrote Monday (May 16). This is all part of what WSJ characterizes as a changed playing field for companies, even […]
The CPG Guys, PVSB and Sri are joined in this episode by Nich Weinheimer, GM of Strategy and Commerce at Skai (fka Kenshoo). Skai is an AI-powered suite of technologies for brands and retailers including consumer and market insights, strategic planning, omnichannel media activation, testing and measurement. Skai’s solutions all share a uniquely comprehensive data […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Mean Tomato will offer New York City-style pizzas that customers can add to their orders of snacks, drinks and other impulse buys. Dive Brief: Gopuff has launched its first online restaurant brand under its recently launched Kitchen division, the company announced Wednesday. The Mean Tomato serves up New York City-style pizzas, sides and desserts that […]
Soda Folk will this week debut live on TikTok as the social media giant’s first soft drinks partner. The brand’s US inspired sodas are now shoppable on TikTok’s new live streams hosted by the platform’s top influencers and creators. Additionally, users can shop through short videos and via a product showcase tab on the Soda […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Rapid delivery big hitter GoPuff has appointed Maria Renz to the position of Senior Vice President of North America. Renz will oversee strategy and execution in the US as the quick commerce firm looks to expand its presence across markets. “Maria has an incredible track record of successfully leading cross functional teams, strategically executing on […]
Instant delivery platform Gopuff recently delayed its initial public offering (IPO) and is instead trying to raise $1 billion in debt that could be turned into stock while also lowering drivers’ minimum pay in California, according to a report Thursday (April 14) from The New York Times. The company has done two rounds of job […]