Walmart is Piloting a Pricier 2-Hour “Express” Delivery Service
Record usage of grocery delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to delayed orders, fewer open delivery windows and, on occasion, an inability to even book a delivery time slot. Walmart now hopes to capitalize on the increased demand for speedier delivery with the introduction of a new service that allows consumers to pay to get to the front of the line.
Delivery app price controls are a recipe for disaster
If these elected officials get their way, drivers risking their health to cater to consumers will see their pay slashed overnight. And, already-struggling restaurants may have to shut their operations down altogether. At this difficult time, local governments must work with – not against – innovative services and apps to keep food on the table.
Grocery Delivery Brands See Surge in Social Media Engagements
Report found that there have been 670,000 mentions of grocery deliveries relating to five delivery services, with the top two being San Francisco-based Instacart, at 572,000 mentions (85%), and Birmingham, Ala.-based Shipt, at 65,000 mentions (10%). The remaining 5% of mentions were divided among Walmart, FreshDirect/Foodkick and Peapod.