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7 tech companies looking to dominate grocery

Big and small, emerging and established, tech companies are elbowing into the grocery space. Here’s a small sample of the players vying for attention during the first day of the Groceryshop trade show Tuesday.

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DoorDash makes another big push into grocery delivery

The on-demand delivery platform is adding Sprouts, Giant Eagle, Weis Markets and Raley’s to its growing list of delivery partners.

Additionally, shoppers would choose next day delivery or longer if they could pay even lower pickup fees, according to new research from Mercatus.

The agency said it would act to protect gig workers for services like DoorDash and Uber, including investigating wage fixing and other illegal practices.

Results show both mass merchandisers and dollar stores reporting larger user bases while grocery remained relatively flat, according to a Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping survey.

The retail giant said it’s giving consumers greater ability to approve or reject substitutions and that charging for more-expensive items is standard industry practice.

The third-party delivery company has a 10-year partnership with the autonomous vehicle company Nuro. Deliveries will start in Houston and Mountain View, California.

The partnership will include online shopping with in-store prices, and delivery in two hours or less for Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket shoppers starting next month.

Both companies focus on delivering less-than-perfect or surplus foods and other products, while claiming to reduce food waste. They’ll remain separate businesses “in the short term,” Misfits Market said.

The same-day grocery delivery platform, which reportedly plans to go public this year, is buying Rosie, a company that offers tech-solutions for local and independent grocers.

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