Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon to let Whole Foods shoppers pay with a swipe of their palm

E-commerce titan has said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle, Washington State starting early on Wednesday, letting shoppers...

Online Groceries

Aldi trials click-and-collect grocery service in the UK

Aldi UK, the British arm of the German supermarket discounter, has said that it was trialling a click-and-collect grocery support to the very first time. ‘

Platform Economy: Walmart retail store and online marketplace

News short: Walmart to test drone delivery of groceries and household items

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it might run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and home goods through automated drones, together with finishing shipping firm Flytrex, as the U....

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...

Online Groceries

Instacart valued at nearly $14 billion in latest funding amid online sales boom

Instacart has announced that it has raised some $225 million in a new funding round, valuing the company at $13.7 billion, as the grocery delivery company cashes in on a surge in o...

Senegal Grocery Service Online

Senegal online food company sees sales double due to epidemic

Since the coronavirus reached Senegal, a growing number of residents in the capital have begun ordering groceries online, a welcome boost to a fledgling delivery service in a count...