Albertsons to Ditch In-House Delivery in Favor of Contractors

Albertsons and some of its subsidiaries, including Vons and Pavilions, are discontinuing their in-house delivery services in parts of California and other states starting in February. The grocery chains will instead rely more heavily on third-party delivery apps, including DoorDash, to handle grocery deliveries.

Island Pacific Launches Several Premium Quality Private Label Products in Time for The New Year

January 4, 2021 Island Pacific

Island Pacific Supermarket with locations in California and Nevada, is the first Filipino supermarket chain to offer online shopping with same day grocery delivery and curbside pickup in the United States.

Instacart Sees Business Skyrocket During the Pandemic—While Exploiting Workers and Even Failing to Turn a Profit

Instacart, the grocery delivery service, is booming, with sales up 500 percent year-over-year and the company cruising to a $17.7 billion valuation. Their workforce—of mostly low-paid contract workers—has swelled to 500,000 people while the company has taken in $500 million in investment since March. And yet, somehow, Instacart is also losing unimaginable sums of money.

On the Heels of Breakout Year, Crowd Cow Adds E-commerce and Logistics Veterans to Fuel Continued Growth and Scale

December 24, 2020 Crowd Cow

Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based marketplace for high-quality craft meat and seafood, announced the appointment of four senior executives to the leadership team. Demand for the company’s services was fueled by expanded selection and launch of a new subscription program, and then accelerated due to supply shortages in other channels and customers shifting their purchases online due to Covid-19.

Instacart Announces National Partnership with Meijer

December 3, 2020 Instacart

Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced a new national partnership with Meijer to offer same-day delivery in as fast as an hour from nearly all Meijer stores.