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Demand for cold beer deliveries explodes in Latin America

With COVID-19 lockdowns normalizing home delivery of everything from fast food to aspirin, brewers are tapping into a lucrative new sales format — delivering cold beer on demand to consumers still gathering at home with friends even as bars reopen. For Brazilian Rafael Mazaia, it is cheaper to order...
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Amazon tests delivery of packages directly from shopping malls

Amazon is testing a new service that uses gig drivers to deliver goods directly from stores at shopping malls. The Seattle-based web giant’s so-called “Flex” drivers, who use their own cars, are now picking up packages from a handful of mall-based retail stores instead of from Amazon’s warehouses in order to speed up the time it takes to get to customers’ doorsteps, the company told The Post. The pilot involves shopping malls in Las Vegas, Chandler, Ariz., and Tysons Corner, Va., according to Bloomberg, which first reported the initiative. Under the program, Amazon customers are given the choice of getting an item...
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The Verge

Amazon tests having drivers make deliveries from local malls

Amazon is piloting a program that has its contracted Flex drivers picking up and delivering packages from malls, as first reported by Bloomberg. The program, which Bloomberg says Amazon has been running since last year, could help Amazon fulfill orders for same-day or two-day deliveries. “This is just another way...
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Retail Wire

Amazon tests same-day delivery from malls

Amazon.com is testing a new program that leverages its Flex gig economy driver network to bring deliveries to consumers’ doorsteps from malls. Amazon is testing the program with participating retailers at a few malls in Las Vegas, Virginia and Texas, according to CNBC and Bloomberg. Consumers who want same-day...
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cuereport.com

Amazon could use Flex drivers for making deliveries from local malls

According to reliable sources, Amazon Inc. is currently testing a program that allows its “Flex” drivers, which are essentially contracted drivers, to pick up and deliver packages at shopping centers. This could help the company fulfill its same-day and two-day delivery orders much faster. A spokesperson from Amazon...
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Meijer Goes Greener With Hydroponic Lettuce Offerings. Meijer is turning to a neighbor to provide its customers with sustainably produced greens. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer has teamed up with Revolution Farms, based in nearby Caledonia, to widen its offering of hydroponically grown lettuce products. Revolution Farms’ offerings, including lettuce...
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ForConstructionPros.com

Drop Construction Delivery Downtime With New Service

Construction professionals require a fast and reliable delivery solution more than ever before. This is especially important when there’s an increasing demand in projects, with the Construction Backlog Indicator rising to 8.5 months in June. Whether it’s contractors, equipment manufacturers or other pros in the construction industry, there’s tremendous pressure to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
CONSTRUCTION

Does Sundays for Dogs Food Delivery Pass the Picky Bulldog Taste Test?

Click here to read the full article. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SPY.com may receive an affiliate commission. For this review of Sundays for Dogs, SPY recruited Cookie, a French Bulldog, and her “Millennial Mom.” You can follow Cookie on Instagram at @cookiemonster_thefrenchie and on TikTok at @Cookiemonsterthefrenchie. My experience with dogs was that as soon as their food was put down, they would eat until the bowl was clean. But that’s not Cookie. With Cookie a picky eater and me a single dog mom in NYC, I am always on the lookout for healthy...
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New recipe for restaurant, app contracts

A novel contract proposed by a University of Texas at Dallas researcher and his colleagues could help alleviate key sources of conflict between restaurants and food-delivery platforms. In a study published online March 28 in the INFORMS journal Management Science, Dr. Andrew Frazelle, assistant professor of operations management in the...
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Grubhub’s Disastrous ‘Free Lunch’ Promotion Shows Why the Gig Economy Is Broken

On Tuesday, Grubhub launched a promotional campaign in New York City offering “free lunch” via a promotion code, valid between 11AM and 2PM local time. Within minutes, it was a disaster. Glitches abounded, orders were delayed, and workers were overwhelmed. Buzzfeed News reported on customer service queues exceeding 3,630 people, unprepared restaurants that shut off orders, overworked workers pushed past the point of exhaustion, and a sea of food waste as orders overflowed and were left unattended.
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Amazon tests using Flex drivers to make mall deliveries

Amazon is testing a service that lets contracted Flex drivers deliver orders placed at mall-based retailers. The company informed drivers in Las Vegas that it was launching the service at a local mall, according to a notice viewed by CNBC. Amazon is turning to its legions of contracted Flex drivers...
LAS VEGAS, NV

Costco Offers Discounted Apple Subscriptions

Costco has started selling discounted subscriptions to Apple TV+, Apple News+ or Apple Arcade at discounted yearly prices, according to a MacRumors report Thursday (May 19). ‌Apple Arcade‌ is available for $44.99 to Costco members, down from the standard yearly price of $49.99. The same discounted price is being offered for ‌Apple TV+‌, while Apple News‌+ is available for $89.99 for a year of service.
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Amazon Tests Same Day Mall Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. delivery drivers are fetching packages from mall stores and dropping the goods off at consumers' homes under a plan the company is testing, Bloomberg reported Friday (May 20). The test, per the report, appears to have been underway since at least the beginning of the year and involves...
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Why The DoorDash CEO Has To Deliver Food

Nothing beats that exciting moment on a lazy night when a notification on your phone tells you that your Dasher is right outside your door. Whether a savory Poke bowl, a gooey sweet craving, or an amazing burrito, DoorDash delivers food from every type of local vendor since its start back in 2013 in Palo Alto, California. This delivery app has expanded throughout the years, especially during the pandemic, and is famous for being easy and fast to use. Today, it has an astounding 20 million active users (via EarthWeb).
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