The food-delivery app has launched an on-demand grocery and prepared-meal delivery service for American customers in select cities across California and the Midwest. “More than 10,000 grocery items, from dairy and eggs to local produce to fresh meat and fish, will be available for delivery from participating grocery stores in less than one hour,” the company wrote in a post. (The Logic)
Talking point: Grocery delivery is growing rapidly during the pandemic, and companies are trying to take advantage. DoorDash—already the largest player in the U.S. food-delivery market—began delivering from a wide range of convenience stores earlier this year through a new service called DashMart. Its competitors have been making similar moves. Instacart, while facing allegations of not properly protecting its workers, hired more than 550,000 shoppers to meet demand and is testing same-day delivery with Walmart. Uber, meanwhile, spent US$2.65 billion in stock to acquire online food-delivery service Postmates.