DoorDash is testing a new service and structure, introducing a pilot program called DashMart in the predominately well-to-do Chelsea neighborhood in New York. The program promises what the company calls “ultra-fast delivery” within 10-15 minutes of placing an order.
Almost a year ago, I wrote a market research blog about my recent return to vegetarianism, a concession to world karma as we rounded the pandemic corner and returned to normal life. I relished in the options awaiting today’s vegetarian and noted that plant-based foods like Beyond and Impossible were leveling up as more Americans bought their products from grocery stores for the first time.
Amazon is bringing its checkout-free experience to Whole Foods, or at least to two Whole Foods locations, meaning shoppers in its upstream grocery store will soon be able to fill their bags and walk out without checking out.
As the pandemic recedes, third-party delivery companies like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats, which all remain unprofitable, are facing something of an existential crisis.
We’ve heard the warnings for months: Inflation is coming to grocery, to the housing market, to anything with a price it seems. With Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and other grocery items in particular, as the costs of raw materials increase owing to broken supply chains and reduced production capacities, the cost of typical household goods is on the rise.