Customers want their stuff on the same day they buy it. Instacart can make that happen for some smaller retailers.
Gig workers' livelihoods are increasingly ruled by mysterious — and unpredictable — software.
It's an effort to compete with drugstore chains and pharmacy startups.
Gig platforms have long been ambivalent about encouraging tips that many workers depend on.
Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods face backlash from workers concerned about safe working conditions.
Instacart and other apps are competing for consistent customers, while worker pay is inconsistent.
Recent pay changes have left some Instacart workers rethinking the gig economy
The local delivery scene is getting crowded, even though companies struggle