Grocery Delivery Digest

February 9, 2021

Ian Cook, Managing Editor

The grocery delivery news is a bit more slim this week than it has been in the past, but there are still some significant stories to take a look at. First on the list would be the expansion of Good Eggs into Southern California after they raised $100M in a recent funding round. Outside of the U.S., there is a lot of talk about 15-minute delivery. Weezy, Cajoo and Getir are currently emerging in that space.

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Issue #42

Good Eggs Raises $100M and Plans To Launch in Southern California

Grocery delivery startup Good Eggs is announcing that it has raised $100 million in new funding, and that it’s planning to launch in Southern California in either the summer or fall of this year.


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Walmart Grows Its Grocery Delivery to 3,000 Stores

Walmart has added some serious muscle to its same-day grocery delivery program. On Monday, the company announced that it's expanding the store-to-door option to 3,000 stores.


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Pickup Lockers Target Shoppers Who Walk or Bike

Stop & Shop has launched a pickup locker solution at a store in Boston’s Brigham Circle neighborhood, according to a company press release.


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Uber Buys Drizly, an Alcohol Delivery Service, for $1.1 Billion

Uber has acquired Drizly, the alcohol delivery service, in a $1.1 billion deal, the ride-hailing company said on Tuesday. The acquisition is part of Uber’s aggressive push to expand its booming delivery business during the pandemic.


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DoorDash Buys Robot Food Prep Company Chowbotics

DoorDash is buying automated food prep company Chowbotics to expand its fresh meal offerings.


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Family Dollar Taps Instacart for Same-Day Delivery

Following a recent test, Family Dollar Stores plans to roll out Instacart same-day delivery to more than 6,000 stores.


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Alex Lee’s Merchants Distributors Taps Dematic To Automate Mixed-Case Fulfillment

Grocery wholesaler and retailer Alex Lee has partnered with automation specialist Dematic to deploy a mixed-case fulfillment solution for its Merchants Distributors Inc. (MDI) subsidiary.


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Chicory Survey Reveals That Over 50% of Consumers Place an Online Grocery Order Once a Week or More Often

Chicory, the leading digital shopper marketing platform for CPG and grocery companies, released the results of a new national grocery consumer research study, Online Grocery Usership Changes Year Over Year.


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Micro-Fulfillment as a Service (MaaS): Is It an Option Retailers Should Pursue?

Although the use of micro-fulfillment centers within a retailers grocery ecosystem makes operational and financial sense, most grocery retailers have sat on the sidelines.


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Europe’s Grocery Delivery Firms Awash with Cash and 15-Minute Promises

While Stateside, a few companies, most notably Instacart, have amassed large market shares, in Europe there are now several major players, as well as hopeful start-ups, vying for a grip in the space.


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Cajoo Promises Grocery Deliveries in 15 minutes

Meet Cajoo, a new French startup that has raised a $7.3 million (€6 million) funding round. The company wants to make it easier to order groceries from your phone and receive them 15 minutes later.


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Meet Weezy: Can London’s 15-minute grocery Delivery Startup Disrupt the Market?

Weezy – born in London – during the virus crisis, is one such hyperlocal delivery startup which has positioned itself as the UK’s first on-demand supermarket delivering groceries in 15 minutes.


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What Will Getir’s 10-Minute Delivery Mean for UK Grocery Market?

Getir, already successful in Turkey, is taking on the likes of Deliveroo – as well as supermarkets and c-stores – with its super-fast fulfilment.


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elGrocer Hires GetSwift for Last Mile Delivery Platform To Support Expansion

GetSwift Technologies Limited (NEO Exchange: GSW) a trailblazing technology company providing a suite of last-mile delivery logistics services, and elGrocer, the UAE’s multi-award winning and industry recognized grocery delivery organization, are pleased to announce a partnership where GetSwift will provide a full suite of services through its SaaS platform.


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foodpanda To Expand Grocery Delivery to Japan, South-East Asian Frontier Markets

FOOD-delivery player foodpanda will expand pandamart, its network of cloud grocery stores, to four new markets this year - Japan, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.


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