• groceries Aug 11, 2020

    Walmart and Instacart Partner for Same-Day US Delivery in Fight Against Amazon's Whole Foods

    Walmart is partnering with Instacart to offer same-day delivery starting in a few U.S. markets, making it the latest major grocery chain to team up with Instacart in its fight against Amazon and Whole Foods. The partnership is currently in a pilot phase in four markets across California and Oklahoma. Walmart’s partnership comes at a key time. Consumers are relying on grocery delivery demand at an unprecedented...

  • instacart Jun 25, 2020

    Instacart Workers Report Issues With App

    Despite deliveries being high, Instacart workers say their paychecks are at an all-time low.

  • instacart Jun 25, 2020

    Workers for Instacart See Orders Vanishing

    As people shy away from grocery stores in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Instacart employees are diving right in. But a flaw in the system is causing some workers to lose business. “I like that I can help people because a lot of people are scared to leave their home,” Instacart employee Charity Ortiz said. At the height of...

  • sick out May 1, 2020

    Grocery, Retail Workers Stage ‘Sick Out'

    Some grocery and retail workers in New England are participating in a national protest calling for safer working conditions and increased pay as they continue to work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • coronavirus May 1, 2020

    Grocery, Retail Workers Protest Pandemic Working Conditions

    Some local grocery and retail workers are participating in a national protest calling for safer working conditions and increased pay as they continue to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. To convey their concerns, they plan to call out of work Friday as part of a nationwide employee “sickout” involving Target and Whole Foods, as well as Amazon, Instacart, FedEx and Walmart. The grassroots...

  • coronavirus May 1, 2020

    Grocery and Retail Workers on Strike

    Employees at Walmart, Fedex, Target, Instacart, Amazon and Whole Foods are planning a strike today, according to several reports, protesting what they call unsafe working conditions.

  • coronavirus Apr 16, 2020

    Intense Demand Continues to Inundate Grocery Delivery Services

    The coronavirus pandemic is sending stay-at-home shoppers to grocery delivery websites, inundating those services with orders as they struggle to keep up with unprecedented demand. Both Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods delivery are now invitation-only for new customers, Instacart said it has “unusually long wait times,” and Stop & Shop’s Peapod delivery slots are scarce. “I get a text...

  • coronavirus Apr 16, 2020

    Grocery Stores Struggle With Online Demands

    Grocery delivery is in high demand, and companies are struggling to keep up.

  • online shopping Mar 31, 2020

    Instacart Employees Plan Strike on Working Conditions During Pandemic

    Thousands of employees for grocery delivery service Instacart are planning to strike Monday, arguing that they deserve extra pay and personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • United States Sep 12, 2019

    Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

    Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. The service will charge an annual membership fee of $98 for subscribers to access unlimited same-day delivery, which will be offered in 1,400 stores in 200 markets. By year-end, it will extend to a total of...

  • NBC Jul 24, 2019

    DoorDash CEO: Company Will Pay Full Tips Following Backlash

    DoorDash CEO Tony Xu said on Twitter on Wednesday that the company will soon change its policy to make sure that its drivers receive the full tip given by customers. The comments come following a backlash against DoorDash after The New York Times revealed that, while a DoorDash delivery person was guaranteed a minimum for a delivery, customer tips were...

  • food Feb 5, 2019

    Trader Joe's Fans Are Upset the Store Is Getting Rid of a Popular Service

    In an effort to keep grocery prices low, Trader Joe’s is kicking its delivery service to the curb. For almost 13 years, the grocery chain known for its upbeat staff and insanely popular frozen meals brought groceries to the homes of customers around New York City. But on March 1, Trader Joe’s will stop the popular service — and devoted...

  • CEO Oct 5, 2018

    Here's How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart in the Shipping Wars This Holiday Season

    Target has been busy upgrading its supply chain, and this holiday season marks its biggest test yet. Early last year, the retailer said it would pour $7 billion into investments to turn around its business over the next three years. A portion went into bulking up its delivery options — making it more convenient for people to shop in Target...

  • China Mar 14, 2018

    Walmart's Online Same-Day Grocery Ready for Prime-Time

    Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader Amazon.com. The service is currently available in six markets. Tom Ward, vice president of Walmart’s digital operations, says the retail giant is powering the expansion of its same-day...

  • United States Mar 21, 2017

    Costco Wholesale Expands Home Grocery Delivery Through New Third-Party Service

    Costco is ramping up its home grocery delivery efforts by teaming up with another third-party service, CNBC reported. Shipt, an online grocery delivery service, said Tuesday it was adding Costco to its delivery service in the Tampa metro area. The service is available to consumers using the Shipt app. Costco already has home grocery delivery service available in the San...

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