Category Food

Amazon Fresh Pickup

How Amazon Fresh Made a Former Department Store into a Pickup

While the first Amazon Fresh Pickup in Seattle made a coherent impression on us, the second Pickup in the southern Seattle quarter SoDo did not: This one is located at the Starbucks Center right next to Starbucks headquarters in a part of a building that used to be occupied by Sears and OfficeMax. (Se here […]

Picnic

Dutch Grocery Delivery Startup Picnic Uses Custom Built Electric Vehicles, Raises €100M

The Next Web is reporting on a large Series B round for Picnic: After just 1.5 years in existence, Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic has nabbed a historically large Series B funding round to roll out their service to the whole of the Netherlands. The 100 million euro round came from four Dutch family funds, […]

Kroger, Uber and The Tripartite Nature of Online Groceries

The supermarket giant Kroger is deploying Uber to deliver groceries. Right now, it looks like the whole industry (all of online retail, not just groceries) will become tripartite: Large online retailers / platform players like Amazon will build the whole infrastructure for themselves, including logistics (Traditional parcel services plus Amazon Flex etc.) Smaller merchants will […]

‘AmazonFresh Pickup’ is the Tech Giant’s next Fulfillment Center Concept

GeekWire uncovered the ‘AmazonFresh Pickup’ concept: New permit documents reveal “AmazonFresh Pickup” as the planned concept for the next phase in the online giant’s physical retail initiatives, amid new clues that the first drive-up grocery locations could open in Seattle soon. […] According to the permit filings, Amazon last week got the go-ahead from the city of […]

The Billion Dollar Race of Instacart and Postmates (vs. Uber and Amazon)

Both Instacart and Postmates recently raised new capital. Postmates had a hard(er) time with its latest round. Bloomberg: The co-founder and chief executive officer of Postmates Inc. was trying to pitch a food delivery business to investors, just as venture capitalists were tightening their belts and cash-burning delivery startups were falling out of favor globally. “It was a super, […]

Blue Apron and HelloFresh Are at Subscale to Expensive, See Cooling Growth

The meal-kit model holds a lot of potential. But none of the companies in the space has yet delivered a convincing plan to get from subscale to scale. The Information (paywall): Blue Apron and HelloFresh, the two biggest startups that ship recipes and ingredients to customers, saw a sharp slowdown in growth in the second […]

Ocado Defies Amazon Fresh and Grows to £1,27 Billion (+15%)

Amazon Fresh launched in the UK last summer. How did Ocado do, now that Amazon Fresh is competing with the UK online supermarket? In the past financial year, Ocado increased revenues by 15% to £1,27 Billion. See the official preliminary results for 2016 (PDF): For some more insights also have a look at the highlights, […]