Delivered: Last-mile industry round-up


Stories from this week:

Uber In Talks to Buy Grubhub

Customers Snap Up Imperfect Foods Jetblue Snack Trays

Sequoia-backed Chinese Online Grocer Dingdong raises $300M

Publix Answers Call for Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery with ScriptDrop

Onfleet Donates Its Software To Help Foodbanks Turn To Delivery


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Uber looks to buy Grubhub

Uber in talks to buy Grubhub

Uber is accelerating its push into delivery as their marketplace shifts during COVID-19 by moving towards an acquisition of Chicago-based food delivery company, Grubhub. This will consolidate the food delivery industry in a dramatic fashion and firmly position Uber as the 800 pound gorilla at a crowded party. In the first quarter of 2020, UberEats saw revenues raise 52% from the previous year to earn $4.68B in gross bookings. Grubhub took in $1.6B in gross food sales in this same period. Grubhub dominates the US market, notably in NYC, Boston, and Chicago. Industry research suggests only 38% of Grubhub's monthly active users also use UberEats, so Uber is positioned to gain many new customers in the deal.

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Customers buy excess Jetblue snack trays from Imperfect Foods

Online Chinese grocer Dingdong receives $300M in funding

Publix answers customer call for same-day pharmacy deliveries

Onfleet donates software to help Food Banks deliver