Instacart Launches Tip Protection, Pilots New Ways to Earn

The new suite of features available to its shoppers allow them to “earn on their terms," the delivery platform said.


BJ’s Set to Expand Footprint in Pittsburgh With 2nd Location

The Westborough, Mass.-based retailer said its newest location at 6270 Northway Drive in Ross Township is its 19th club in Pennsylvania.

"Students want three things: convenience, choice, and quality—often in that order," says Kevin Rettle, Sodexo's global VP of innovation and digital for universities.

The club rolls out Same-Day Select, an add-on for unlimited or a set number of same-day grocery deliveries for a one-time fee.

The retailer becomes the first wholesale club to be available on the food delivery platform.

In an interview with WGB, Simo discusses Instacart's wide-ranging new Platform suite of services and the company's vision for bringing the best of online to the physical grocery store (and vice versa) to help define the future of grocery.

Through Instacart Platform, retailers can choose from a suite of fulfillment, advertising and insights capabilities designed to help them "innovate faster than ever on their own properties," CEO Fidji Simo says. Early adopters include Publix, Schnucks, and Key Food.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on unprecedented levels of consumers ordering food for delivery—both from restaurants and from grocery stores. In fact, food delivery has expanded to being a $150 billion...

The company, whose co-founders got their start in ultrafast grocery delivery in Russia, has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Order frequency rose 3% for the month, but spending per order fell more than 2%, according to Brick Meets Click/Mercatus’ Grocery Shopping Survey.

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