Every week, we take a look at the best news stories related to all things last-mile delivery in our Last-Mile Industry Roundup.
Feature Story - October 11,2019
Progressive Grocer | Has Instacart outsmarted Amazon with direct partnerships?
Despite discontinuing the Amazon-owned Whole Foods partnership earlier this year, Instacart leads the nation (according to Edison Trends study) with 59% of the US grocery delivery market share. They have partnerships with more than 300 grocery brands, including large chains like Publix, Kroger, H-E-B, and Costco. While the race certainly isn't over, Instacart's ability to swiftly onboard new grocery partners and enable delivery quickly has certainly given them an edge. Along with this rapid expansion though, grocers must relinquish their customer data to third parties, like Instacart, as they no longer host that customer ordering experience.
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Other stories from this week
- The Motley Fool | The Future of Last-Mile Logistics
- Mirror | Lidl Set to Launch Online Delivery Service in the Near Future
- Grocery Dive | Imperfect Foods Reinvents Itself in NYC as Grocery Subscription Box
- CNBC | Kroger Made a Multiyear Mistake in How It Delivers Its Groceries