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Uber Will Now Deliver Orders From Over 70 Grocery Outlet Stores

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Uber continues its push into on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery. Starting Thursday, West Coast customers can use Uber and Uber Eats to order sundries from more than 70 Grocery Outlet locations in California, Oregon and Washington state.

The goal of the pilot partnership "is to provide a reliable and affordable grocery delivery option that works for everyone, no matter your budget," said Oskar Hjertonsson, Uber's head of grocery, in a statement.

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Uber Eats launches pilot autonomous food delivery services in California

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US-based online ordering and delivery firm Uber Eats, part of Uber Technologies, has rolled out pilot autonomous food delivery services in two California cities, namely Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

These pilots have been launched in collaboration with startups Motional and Serve Robotics, reported Reuters.

Motional is an autonomous vehicle joint venture firm of Hyundai Motor and Aptiv.

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‘A double-edged sword’: Delivery apps helped Modesto restaurants survive the pandemic

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After navigating the closings, openings, supply shortages and staffing issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, local restaurants and retailers are emerging with a changed relationship with their customers.

Part of that change, particularly for restaurants, has been the rise of third party delivery apps. In the Central Valley, restaurants and grocers embraced the convenience of no-contact takeout and delivery option services like DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats.

New data from the University of California, Riverside shows that app-based delivery services greatly boosted Central Valley restaurants, grocers and merchants across the region.

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AxleHire founder sets sights on LTL with new company, seed funding

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Warp co-founders Daniel Sokolovsky and Troy Lester (Photo: Warp)

Daniel Sokolovsky has a Forrest Gump-like penchant for being wherever the action is in the world of delivery. In 2013, around the time of the rise of food delivery platforms like Uber Eats and DoorDash, Sokolovsky was heading up his own food delivery business, Berkeley Delivers, near his alma mater, the University of California, Berkeley.

Then, in 2015, he founded AxleHire, a company that would soon go toe-to-toe with one of delivery’s most influential and massive players. The company’s proprietary software helps clients create digital fleets of drivers and vehicles for use in their delivery operations.

“I spent like six to seven years proving a concept that at the time was only familiar to Amazon, you know? We were offering next-day delivery, we were offering same-day delivery,” Sokolovsky told Modern Shipper. “I ended up luckily foreseeing a few years ahead of time that this same-day, next-day, basically super quick e-commerce delivery would boom like crazy.”

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