grocery delivery

Instacart lays off 250 employees, or 7% of its workforce, to ‘reshape’ company

Grocery-delivery giant Instacart announced today that it’s laying off around 250 employees, or roughly 7% of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring. Instacart CEO Fidji Simo said in a

Amazon is piloting a new $9.99 monthly grocery subscription for Prime members in three cities

Amazon is piloting a new grocery subscription offering for Prime members in three cities, the company revealed on Thursday. The new $9.99 per month subscription gives Prime members access to unlimited

More consolidation in grocery delivery: Getir acquires FreshDirect to beef up in the US

Getir, the Turkish instant grocery delivery startup, has made an acquisition to expand its presence in the U.S. and to further its strategy as a consolidator in its category. The company has scooped u

How to succeed in today’s grocery delivery market

Founder and CEO Abhi Ramesh chats about how to succeed in this sector, the key to driving unit economics and what’s next for Misfits Market.

Quick commerce startup Getir plans to exit France amid regulatory issues

In a press release sent to AFP, Getir has announced that it plans to exit France. As a reminder, Getir pioneered the concept of quick commerce. Those services allow you to order groceries without pick

Online food delivery platforms in Kenya under probe

The competition regulator in Kenya is probing the conduct of online food and grocery delivery platforms to inform its suggestions on regulatory and policy options, to bolster healthy competition and e

Uber is coming for Instacart

Uber has rolled out updates to its Shop and Pay feature that address three of the most commonly raised courier issues: out of stock items, digital payments and order clarity before accepting a trip. T

Amazon will soon start charging delivery fees on Fresh grocery orders under $150

Amazon is going to start charging delivery fees for Fresh grocery orders that are under $150, the company said in an email to Prime members. Prior to this change, Amazon offered Prime members free gro

Is Instacart a forerunner of bad news?

Instacart's first major valuation haircut was a sign of bad things to come for other tech companies on the delivery, IPO or valuation fronts. It now seems that we might not have hit rock bottom yet.

Duffl’s David Lin dishes on why traditional rapid grocery delivery is not working

David Lin believes his quick commerce startup, Duffl, is an outlier in an industry that has seen its fair share of struggles lately.

Oda, the Norwegian grocery delivery startup, raises a fresh $151M, but at a lowered valuation of $353M

Online grocery delivery, a booming business at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, has definitely come down to earth with the shifts in the economy, public health and technology investing. Oda, one o

Gopuff launches scheduled deliveries, gifting and in-store pickup

Rapid grocery deliver startups like Getir, Gopuff and Gorillas, once heralded as the next big thing in on-demand ordering, are running up against logistical challenges that might very well be insurmou

Instacart clears path to IPO

With Instacart expected to go public later this year, news of its improving financial performance sets the stage for an S-1 filing.

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service, Walmart GoLocal, tops 1M deliveries in year one

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service business, Walmart GoLocal, has topped 1 million deliveries in its first year, the retailer today revealed. The company offered a brief update on the state of

Why you have to pay attention to the public markets this week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most intere

DoorDash to hike subtotal minimums for US subscribers

Food and grocery delivery company DoorDash is raising the bar for orders through its subscription service DashPass. According to an email update, starting August 12, “DashPass subtotal minimums

Instacart’s new rewards program gives shoppers exclusive early access to orders and more

Instacart announced today that it’s launching a new “Cart Star” rewards program for shoppers on its platform. The program will offer incentives in three tiers: gold, platinum and dia

Walmart folds its InHome grocery delivery service into Walmart+ as an optional add-on

Walmart announced today that its InHome grocery delivery service is now available as an optional add-on within its Walmart+ membership, the retailer’s low-cost alternative to Amazon Prime that offer

Instacart updates its customer ratings system, rolls out new features for shoppers

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for shoppers on its platform. The company will now remove a ra

Berlin’s Gorillas lays off 300, explores ‘strategic options’ in 4 countries as funds dry up for its $3B instant grocery play

It’s crunch time in the world of instant grocery delivery, with the latest turn representing a big blow specifically in Europe. Berlin-based Gorillas, which raised nearly $1 billion dollars at a
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