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Deliveroo

Deliveroo reports 36% rise in gross value of Q4 orders

Food delivery company Deliveroo said the gross transaction value (GTV) of orders on its platform rose 36% year-on-year in the fourth quarter, resulting in it hitting the top of its...

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

Walmart to hire over 3,000 US drivers as it expands home delivery

Walmart has said it plans to hire more than 3,000 US delivery drivers and build out a fleet of all-electric delivery vans to support its “in-home” grocery delivery serv...

Deliveroo

Deliveroo encouraged to seek more partners by Hop grocery trial

Deliveroo has seen a “really encouraging” response to its Deliveroo Hop dark-store rapid grocery trial, and said it would explore more partnerships with retailers using...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber makes first operating profit as driver shortage eases

Uber has reported its first profitable quarter on an adjusted basis since it launched more than a decade ago with its two most important segments, ride-hailing and restaurant deliv...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

Delivery app Rappi says no action taken yet on eventual IPO

Delivery app Rappi has said it had not yet taken any action regarding an initial public offering, after media quoted its co-founder saying it would prepare listing paperwork in the...

Platform News: Alphabet and Google search engine

Alphabet’s Wing project unveils new drone delivery model in Texas

Wing has said that Walgreens will use its new drones to make deliveries from a store in Texas, in the first use of such vehicles in a major US metro area.

Deliveroo

Deliveroo aims to sell $1.4 billion of new shares in upcoming IPO

UK food delivery company Deliveroo has said that it plans to sell around GBP 1 billion (approximately $1.39 billion) of new shares in its upcoming initial public offering.

Amazon Delivery

Amazon plans AI-powered cameras in vans to improve safety

Amazon has revealed plans to install video cameras utilising AI technology in delivery vans, a move that the online marketplace says would improve safety of both drivers and the cu...

Platform News: Uber Eats drivers delivery meals

Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa

Uber Eats’ South African unit has expanded its delivery offerings, launching an app-based over-the-counter medicines service as it seeks to claw market share in the fast-grow...

Platform News: Delivery Services across the world

DoorDash launches grocery delivery on its app

DoorDash, the largest American third-party delivery company for restaurants has launched a new grocery service, entering a crowded marketplace dominated by Instacart and Amazon Fre...

Uber CEO

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

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has spent much of his career deftly negotiating acquisitions. Yet his $6.5 billion all-stock bid for Grubhub Inc ended with the food delivery com...

Waymo

Data: Investors pour billions into automated delivery start-ups

Since September 2019, investors have pumped at least $6 billion into more than two dozen start-ups that are automating delivery of goods and food, from heavy trucks to sidewalk rob...

Japan Uber Eats

US Senator says Uber and Grubhub combination would be anticompetitive

Senator Amy Klobuchar has blasted merger talks between ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies and online food delivery company Grubhub, calling any deal bad for the competitive landsc...

Platform News: Sharing Economy COVID-19 pandemic

Uber to require all drivers and riders to wear masks

Uber Technologies has said it will require drivers, delivery workers and riders globally to wear a mask as countries around the world begin easing restrictions aimed at curbing the...

Platform News: Just Eat, Deliveroo, DoorDash, Uber Eats and more food Delivery services

Takeaway issues shares after UK competition watchdog gives Just Eat buy approval

Europe’s largest online food ordering service Just Eat Takeaway.com NV moved quickly to shore up its finances with an overnight share and convertible bond issue, as Britain&#...

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