Takeout and Delivery… Before, Now, and Later
Takeout and delivery. Seems simple enough, right? And in light of the past few months, a godsend for shuttered restaurants and their patrons alike. But even before this became the only way to eat “out”, takeout and delivery were having serious growing pains. Mobile ordering has been the buzzword, the golden egg for increasing profits in an increasingly saturated industry. But the brick and mortar locations have a hard time accommodating these sales from both a physical layout and an operations standpoint.
Study: Shoppers flee their primary grocer, some for good
A McKinsey survey of 1,500 shoppers found that 20% of them have switched to a new primary store during the COVID-19 crisis. Twenty-three percent of the men and 18% of the women who took the mid-April survey said they intend to continue shopping at their new grocery store after the pandemic is over.
Saladworks Partners with REEF Technology
The partnership expands Saladworks’ footprint into 17 REEF hubs throughout 10 cities across the U.S., including Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and will primarily debut as ghost kitchens supported by third-party delivery companies nationwide.
Alltown Fresh rolls out food crates, prep kits
Convenience store Alltown Fresh has introduced fresh food crates and meal prep kits as part of its efforts to offer contactless shopping for customers during the pandemic, according to a company press release. The retailer is also offering curbside pickup and delivery through GrubHub.
Zomato begins grocery delivery in 80 Indian cities
After initial hiccups, Zomato has started grocery delivery in over 80 Indian cities with supplying essentials and is set to launch takeaway service in Australia and Portugal to support restaurants, its CEO Deepinder Goyal said on Tuesday.
Just Eat Just Wants to Talk About the ‘Quality’ of Deliveroo’s Business Model
Restaurant delivery old-timer Just Eat has questioned the provisional approval of Amazon’s £461 million investment in restaurant delivery rival Deliveroo. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) suspended its investigation into the investment last month, after Deliveroo claimed that the coronavirus pandemic had had such an impact on its business that it would need to “exit the market” — shut down — without Jeff Bezos’ billions.
The Growth Of Off-Premise Dining, Subscriptions During The Pandemic
Stay-at-home mandates and social distancing have led to sinking dining traffic, as restaurants have been bringing in revenue only from delivery and takeout. And in recurring payments, an increasing share of consumers are looking for convenience and comfort in subscriptions as they stay at home to stem the virus’ spread.