Industry shakeup signals change for grocery delivery

Jun 1, 2022
More people have gone back to shopping in person, but some pandemic behaviors have stuck.
A distribution center for Buyk, a grocery delivery app, in New York. Inflation and comfort with in-person shopping are hurting delivery services.
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Could food delivery apps help close the "grocery gap"?

May 16, 2022
A report finds that online grocery delivery is offered in many areas where people lack access to fresh, quality food - but not everyone can take advantage of it.
Million of Americans live in neighborhoods without convenient access to a brick-and-mortar grocery store with fresh food. Research from the Brookings Institution suggests online grocery delivery could help bridge that gap.
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Why superfast grocery delivery is coming

Dec 7, 2021
DoorDash is launching a DashMart service in New York City that promises grocery delivery in 15 minutes or less. It already has competition.
A New York City distribution center for Buyk, a 15-minute grocery delivery service,
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Pandemic innovation: Supermarkets invest in robot pickers as online ordering takes off

Mar 12, 2021
Grocery titans including Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons are developing high-tech solutions to accommodate shifting demand.
It's hard to know what grocery store jobs will look like in the future as automation advances.
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Social media fury over Instacart pay scale raises industry-wide concerns

Feb 8, 2019
Instacart and other apps are competing for consistent customers, while worker pay is inconsistent.
This illustration photo taken on December 22, 2012, in Paris, shows credit cards in a miniature toy shopping cart.