National Retail Federation CEO: This Is A Great Time For Innovation

National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay says that the pandemic has made this a great time for innovation by retailers.

Video: Amazon’s New Electric Vans Quietly Delivering

Amazon has just launched their first electric Rivian delivery vans on the road in Los Angeles. They plan to have a 10,000 electric delivery fleet operating on the road by 2022.

Digital, Drive-Through, Delivery Powering McDonald’s

McDonald’s President says that the Travis Scott Meal is helping but their latest earnings results are actually powered by improvements in digital, drive-through, and delivery.

Uber CEO Says ‘Eats’ Growing At Unprecedented Rate

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that Uber Eats is growing at unprecedented rates during the pandemic and he expects the business to do well post-pandemic as well.

Uber Eats To Essentially Power World Commerce, Says CEO

We’re going to expand beyond food into other categories such as groceries and pharmacy, essentially powering world commerce.

Walmart Partners With Zipline For Drone Delivery

Walmart has partnered with Zipline to deliver health-related products directly to customers. The new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise.

FreshDirect CEO: Seismic Shift In How People Want To Buy Food

David McInerney, CEO, and co-founder of FreshDirect, discusses how the pandemic has caused a boom in how people want to buy their food.

Walmart CEO: We Had To Become More Digital

Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, discusses how the company has changed to become more digital over the last couple of quarters in response to the pandemic.

Doordash COO: Bringing The Entire Walgreens Store To Your Door

Doordash has announced that they have partnered with Walgreens to ultimately bring the entire Walgreens store to the door of 100 million Americans.

Grubhub Rolls Out $30 Million Stimulus To Restaurants

%%excerpt%% A $250 payment per restaurant (from Grubhub) doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s going to be a huge difference, says Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney. We’re looking at it as a stimulus almost because the way we’re rolling it out is a consumer gets $10 if they spend $30.

UPS Ups the Ante On Weekend Deliveries

Just a week after FedEx Ground announced it would offer Sunday deliveries, UPS said it plans to more than double its weekend deliveries in 2020, according to Reuters. As Reuters points out, UPS “pioneered seven-day delivery in 2013, in partnership…

Walmart Now Delivering Groceries Directly Into The Fridge

“We’ve got 4,700 stores within ten miles of 90 percent of the US population,” says Walmart Ecommerce CEO Marc Lore. “We’ve started doing pickup a couple of years back and now same-day delivery to the door. We decided to take it a step further and actually deliver it directly into customers fridges and so far so good.”

How Domino’s Is Using Technology and Innovation To Drive Growth

Each time we take a look at technology we look at all of the options, says Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison. “Do we build it? Do we partner? Do we go out and buy something. For the things that are really core to our business like our point-of-sale system and our digital ordering capabilities, we believe we have to own those.

There’s So Much Investor Subsidy In The Delivery Business Model, Says Domino’s CEO

“What we’re going to see here in the near term is that there’s so much investor subsidy into that (delivery) business model right now,” says Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison. “We don’t know how that’s going to shake out once consumers actually have to pay the full cost of that delivery because those fees are quite substantial relative to the cost of the underlying food.”

Virtual Restaurants Helping Power Uber Eats Growth

“Virtual restaurants is a very interesting initiative,” says Uber Eats EMEA head Rodrigo Arevalo. “Basically by leveraging the data on our platform, we can partner with other restaurants in order to cuisine types that only exist on food delivery platforms.”

Everything Can Be Digital At The End Of The Day, Says Wingstop CEO

“Everything can be digital at the end of the day,” says Wingstop CEO Charles Morrison. “We still take a lot of phone orders and a lot of people still walk. So every time somebody accesses us we want the opportunity to digitize that transaction.”

Amazon Prime Now About to Hit Web [Report]

Amazon launched Prime Now for quick one-hour (or less) deliveries for $7.99 and free two-hour delivery in New York in late 2014. It has since expanded to other select metro areas. While we haven’t heard much about geographical expansion of…

Walmart Wants to Use Delivery Drones Too

Walmart is getting in the drone delivery game. According to a report from Reuters, the company applied for a drone exemption asking US regulators to give them to go-ahead to test drones for home delivery, among other tasks. From Reuters:…

Amazon Flex Pays You to Deliver Packages

If you’re sick of carting people around as an Uber driver, Amazon is now offering to pay you to deliver packages. Amazon Flex, a mysterious service that was first spotted in the Seattle area last month, is now going live.…

Amazon Will Bring You Beer, Quickly, in Its New Prime Now Market

For the first time in the US, Amazon’s Prime Now rapid delivery service is offering to bring you some beer. The company just launched Prime Now in its hometown of Seattle, also serving the Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland areas. And…