The restaurant delivery platform is partnering with regional grocers across the country, including Smart & Final, Meijer and Fresh Thyme, to offer on-demand grocery delivery. In upcoming weeks, D’agostino, Gristedes and Hy-Vee will join the platform. Other chains, including Wegmans, Gelson’s and others, will allow customers to order prepared food through the app.
Before the pandemic, consumers were slow to adopt online grocery shopping. But now, that business is booming. At Amazon (AMZN), which owns Whole Foods, “online grocery sales tripled year-over-year,” CFO Brian Olsavsky said during a July call with analysts discussing the company’s second-quarter results.
Other grocery stores want in on those sales, and are teaming up with third-party providers like DoorDash or competitor Instacart to grow their businesses. Earlier this month, Walmart and grocery-delivery service Instacart announced a new partnership.
Through Instacart, Walmart (WMT) locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Tulsa are offering same-day delivery.
Read more at CNN Business: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/20/business/doordash-grocery-delivery/