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Uber agrees to buy food-delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock

Uber agrees to buy food-delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock

By: Alex Sherman
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: July 6th, 2020
Uber agreed to buy Postmates, the fourth-largest U.S. delivery food service, for $2.65 billion in stock. Uber had attempted to acquire GrubHub last month but talks failed. Uber’s deal for Postmates will likely draw less regulatory scrutiny than an acquisition of GrubHub.
Amazon to Pay $500 Million in Bonuses for Front-Line Workers, Delivery Partners - WSJ

Amazon to Pay $500 Million in Bonuses for Front-Line Workers, Delivery Partners

By: Micah Maidenberg
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 29th, 2020
Payout comes after e-commerce giant ended a short-term pay bump; sales have shot up during coronavirus.
Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

By: Emma Thomasson, James Davey
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 19th, 2020
Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl look poised to accelerate their push into home delivery to satisfy burgeoning demand for online grocery shopping in a shift expected to endure beyond the coronavirus crisis.
How Uber hailed a deal with Grubhub only to let it slip

How Uber hailed a deal with Grubhub only to let it slip

By: Krystal Hu, Greg Roumeliotis
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: June 11th, 2020
Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has spent much of his career deftly negotiating acquisitions. Yet his $6.5 billion all-stock bid for Grubhub Inc (GRUB.N) ended with the food delivery company being acquired by European rival Just Eat Takeway.com NV (TKWY.AS).
Mercato Helps Independent Grocery Stores Shift To Online Delivery During The Pandemic

Mercato Helps Independent Grocery Stores Shift To Online Delivery During The Pandemic

By: Anna King
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: May 31st, 2020
When businesses started to close down across the U.S. due to lockdowns in March, online grocery sales spiked, increasing as much as 200% this year. The sudden surge in customers opting to have their groceries delivered to their homes caught Mercato unawares.
Restaurants Take Heed: Uber Eats May Soon Own Your Relationship with Customers

Restaurants Take Heed: Uber Eats May Soon Own Your Relationship with Customers

By: Robert Bardunias
Source: FSR Magazine
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
With fresh news that Uber Technologies, Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire Grubhub Inc., restaurant owners who outsource delivery should be warned: The risk of a third-party platform effectively owning the relationship with your customers just increased. Dramatically.
A letter to Domino’s customers from Ritch Allison, CEO of Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

A letter to Domino’s customers from Ritch Allison, CEO of Domino’s Pizza, Inc.

By: Ritch Allison
Source: Dominos Pizza
Date of Publication: May 7th, 2020
CEO Ritch Allison details changes to the company due to COVID-19.
Coronavirus likely ends soda fountain era at McDonald’s

Coronavirus likely ends soda fountain era at McDonald’s

By: ArLuther Lee
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date of Publication: May 18th, 2020
McDonald’s Corp. likely won’t offer help-yourself soda fountain drinks at any of its 14,000 restaurants nationwide after implementing new health safety guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
A note from our founders_Wayfair

A Note From Our Founders, Wayfair

By: Niraj Shah Steve Conine
Source: Wayfair
Date of Publication: April 8th, 2020
Letter from Wayfair founders to customers regarding the company's service during the coronavirus.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Announces DoorDash Partnership

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Announces DoorDash Partnership

Source: Cracker Barrel
Date of Publication: April 27th, 2020
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® announced its partnership today with DoorDash, the nation’s leading on-demand local logistics platform, to bring the comfort of Cracker Barrel to guests’ homes nationwide.