New York City Partners with Mercato to Equip Independent Grocers with Online Ordering & Delivery Capabilities

September 23, 2020 Mercato

Mercato has been selected by the City of New York to become the eCommerce marketplace that will connect underserved NYC communities to local grocery stores. Through this partnership, select stores in all five boroughs will begin offering their inventory online and via local delivery – a functionality these stores weren’t previously equipped with.

More Than 60% of Americans Still Grocery Shop In-Person, Despite Growth in Online Shopping and Grocery Delivery Due to COVID-19

August 27, 2020 The Manifest

Sixty-two percent (62%) of grocery shoppers are continuing to shop in-store for their groceries, while 22% are finding safer options through grocery delivery (12%) and curbside pickup (10%), according to a new study from The Manifest.

FreshDirect Expands Capacity to Meet a 100% Increase in Suburban Growth

August 20, 2020 FreshDirect

FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh food grocer, today announced that it expanded delivery capacity in Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, responding to a 100% growth surge in its suburban footprint. The company also announced that it is extending Hamptons delivery for the foreseeable future.

FreshDirect Extends “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive” with City of New York and All Five New York City Borough Presidents to Continue the Fight Against Food Insecurity

August 13, 2020 FreshDirect

FreshDirect, in partnership with the City of New York and the five New York City Borough Presidents, today announced that “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive,” a citywide food initiative to help New York families in need and combat food insecurity in New York City, will continue through September 2020. This initiative has already distributed 4.3 million pounds of food to NYC neighbors in need, while creating nearly 40 full-time jobs.

Walmart Teams Up With Instacart To Rival Amazon’s Fast Grocery Delivery

August 12, 2020 Walter Loeb, Forbes

Walmart’s partnership with Instacart has been expanded, and the new partnership is in four markets across California and Oklahoma. It is another effort by Walmart to compete with Amazon’s Whole Foods division that now has same day and one-day Prime delivery.