groceries

La Belle Vie wants to compete with Amazon Prime Now in Paris

French startup La Belle Vie announced a new funding round of $6.5 million earlier this week (€5.5 million). Julien Mangeard, Thibaut Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, Louis Duclert, Kima Ventures and Sh

Amazon brings Whole Foods deliveries to Atlanta, an HQ2 contender, plus San Francisco

Just a month after Amazon began to offer Whole Foods grocery deliveries via its Prime Now service in a handful of cities, the company announced today it’s expanding that service to two more key

How Amazon’s Whole Foods compares to Walmart after today’s price cuts

Amazon closed on Whole Foods today and began slashing the chain's grocery prices this morning as a result. The goal with the price cuts is to bring Whole Foods more in line with rival stores. But even

Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B

Amazon scared investors away from competing grocery stores today when it acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kroger, and more all saw their share prices sink dramatically

Korea’s Ticket Monster nabs $115M at a $1.4B valuation to ramp up in grocery

After an M&A rollercoaster that involved getting acquired by LivingSocial and then Groupon (before getting spun out again), Korea’s Ticket Monster, a mobile e-commerce marketplace, today is

The winner of the meal kit market won’t be a meal kit company at all

Now, meal kit companies are facing an onslaught of competition from newcomers and big food brands alike. Turning a profit has proven elusive. And somewhat embarrassingly, it looks like meal kit comp

Instacart raises $400 million at a $3.4 billion valuation to deliver groceries on demand

Grocery delivery startup Instacart has raised $400 million in a new round of financing at a valuation of $3.4 billion, according to sources familiar with the deal. Axios broke news that Instacart was

HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

Millennial consumers care about the sustainability of what they buy more than any other generation that came before them. This point is illustrated in studies from Pew Research, Clemson University and

StorePower helps groceries deliver like Instacart without giving away the keys to the store

A startup called StorePower wants to take a bite out of the grocery delivery business by giving supermarkets an alternative to working with courier marketplaces like Instacart, Postmates, Amazon Fresh

BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.

Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S. The company is on a mission to make all fresh f

Instacart’s app has changed grocery stores for good

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come toget

Thrive Market thinks it can be an affordable online Whole Foods

  TechCrunch recently took a trip down to Los Angeles for our meetup and to check in on the growing startup scene there. One of the fast-growing businesses that’s been on our radar is Thrive Market

Amazon will reportedly soon sell its own private-label groceries

Amazon will soon roll out its own private-label brands of common household items like coffee, diapers, and other perishable groceries, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The offer

India’s BigBasket lands $150M to expand its online grocery service

There's more money flowing into India's e-commerce space after BigBasket, a Bangalore-based company that focuses on groceries, landed a $150 million investment led by The Abraaj Group in the UAE.

Basket’s New App Helps You Find The Best Prices On Groceries

A number of apps today let you check prices and comparison shop for things like clothing, electronics, toys, housewares, and more, but what about your everyday purchases, like groceries? Does your loc

Hiku’s New Connected Grocery Scanner Lets You Order Groceries From Walmart And Peapod

Amazon may be leading the internet-of-things market when it comes to push-button ordering via hardware devices like its Dash grocery scanner and Dash buttons, but it's not without its competition. Tod

Singaporean On-Demand Grocery Startup Honestbee Gets $15M To Expand To Six New Asian Countries

Honestbee just raised $15 million for its on-demand grocery delivery service, but it has loftier aspirations. Head of marketing Shane Chiang says the Singapore-based company launched as a “social im

Alibaba’s Logistics Arm Launches Distribution Centers For Fresh Groceries In Three Major Chinese Cities

Alibaba’s logistics arm is opening refrigerated distribution centers for fresh groceries in three major Chinese cities. Located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the warehouses will not only allo

Indian Grocery Delivery Startup PepperTap Grabs $10M Series A From SAIF And Sequoia

It’s been a good couple of months for grocery delivery startups in India, at least for funding. PepperTap announced today that it has raised a $10 million series A from SAIF Partners, as well as Seq

Amazon Brings Grocery Delivery To Brooklyn

Amazon announced this morning it's bringing its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh to Brooklyn, confirming earlier reports of a New York area expansion. Initially, the service will be available to P
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