1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Uber is teaming with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. 72 Grocery Outlet stores across California, Oregon, and Washington are now available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. Pilot customers will receive a $0 delivery fee on their first Grocery Outlet order of $30 or more. Uber One members benefit from […]
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Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery, the company announced on Thursday. Starting today, users can shop at 72 Grocery Outlet stores in California, Oregon and Washington state via the Uber or Uber Eats app. The new partnership signifies Uber’s push into on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. Oskar Hjertonsson, […]
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Axios reports that “Uber is adding ‘comfort electric’ vehicles to the ride-hailing options on its app in some California cities, part of an ongoing effort to get drivers and customers to go electric … Uber Comfort Electric is available in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles with more cities to come. “Riders tap a […]
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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 […]
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Uber Eats plans to launch two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday (May 16). According to a report by TechCrunch, the first is in conjunction with Motional, an autonomous driving firm, while the second is with Serve Robotics, a sidewalk delivery platform that is an off-shoot of Uber. The report said the test-runs […]
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Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new programs are a part of a range of new products Uber is launching across its ride-hail and delivery platforms, which are being announced on Monday […]
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  Food marketing executives are loving the virtual kitchen, virtual restaurant, and delivery space.  Today there seems to be no end to the ability of food marketers extend a brand, concept or partnership according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Nextbite,is a virtual restaurant.  They are rolling out its first […]
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Uber Eats beginning on Monday will give customers in Los Angeles the choice of whether their orders are delivered by a human or a robot. “This is the first chapter of autonomous vehicles doing delivery on Uber,” said Noah Zych, who heads up autonomous delivery at the company. “We see the potential in the future […]
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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 […]
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  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.  […]
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Here’s an excerpt from an “On Tech” newsletter posted by the New York Times and written by Shira Ovide: “I’ve written about the downsides of companies that bring groceries or prepared food to our doors, like Instacart and Uber Eats. App-based fresh food deliveries take a toll on our neighborhoods and impose punishing demands on […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Soft drink brand 7Up is to run an on-pack promotion this summer in partnership with Uber Eats. Prizes include Uber Eats vouchers, 50% off an Uber Eats grocery shop, or a free two-litre bottle of 7Up. The promotion runs from mid-May to mid-September. Phil Sanders, out-of-home commercial director at Britvic, said: “The 7Up brand, which […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Uber Eats has announced a new partnership with One Stop as the latest step in extending their deliveries for grocery and convenience stores. An initial group of 100 One Stop stores have already launched on the app, with a further 400 scheduled to be added. Products on offer range from confectionery and alcohol to fresh […]
  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. Channel: Delivery
Tesco is teaming up with UberEats to expand its rapid delivery service Whoosh, which aims to deliver food and drinks in under 60 minutes. UberEats couriers will now fulfil Whoosh… The post Tesco partners with Uber Eats to offer rapid grocery delivery service appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Albertsons Cos. is extending its online grocery delivery partnership with Uber Eats to more than 2,000 of its stores. San Francisco-based Uber Technologies said Tuesday that about 800 new Albertsons Cos. supermarkets in Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont and Rhode Island now offer Uber Eats on-demand grocery delivery. Albertsons and Uber unveiled their partnership last July, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat grocerant niche meals, meal components, and menus need to reflect where you live much more than previously thought. Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, regional flavors, life styles, and brands today play a larger roll, in what type of  meals and meal components consumer will mix, […]
  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
National restaurant chains continue to expand virtual brands. Cracker Barrel is the latest. The company relaunched a virtual brand called Chicken n’ Biscuits. The brand offers chicken, mac and cheese and biscuits at 400 locations. Delivery is done through DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub “For years, the debate around ‘the best chicken sandwich’ has […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
A recent analysis by banklesstimes.com found that DoorDash has started to dominate the third-party food delivery market. The organization found that DoorDash controls 53% of the third-party delivery market. That is up from 16% in 2018. The other two major third-party delivery companies — Uber Eats and Grubhub — control 26% and 12% respectively. While the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Bp has partnered with Uber Eats in a global partnership that aims to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on the food delivery platform by 2025. The collaboration will… The post BP teams up with Uber Eats in global retail partnership appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Hiring restaurant employees in the current environment is challenging. Vivian Wang knows firsthand. She worked in the retail sector at the Gap and saw the problems with traditional hiring and onboarding within the service industry. To overcome the obstacles, she founded Landed, an application platform that has helped Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A and others in the restaurant […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Brands are seeing heavy orders from Amazon: Over the last ~60-90 days, we have been hearing that Amazon has been ordering heavier than normal for a lot of vendors, bulking up its weeks-on-hand supply at Amazon fulfillment centers. The biggest driver to these heavier orders appears to be Amazon’s improved capacity situation, having now opened more […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
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Over one million meals have been delivered to London food banks thanks to a partnership between Uber Eats and City Harvest, while a new online tool helps ensure food banks… The post Uber Eats drives food bank partnership with new online tool appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.

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A consumer confidence monitor that has been running since 1974 recorded its lowest-ever score this month. The well-established GfK index was down to -40 for May, meaning consumers are less confident now than at any time for nearly half a century. Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said: “This comes as UK unemployment hits […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]