Chris Dee

46 Flips | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 6 Following | 21 Followers | @linford0 | Keep up with Chris Dee on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chris Dee”

Why Jet.com says it's got a 'smarter way' for you to shop online

"He's a smart guy and he knows Amazon's playbook...but he's signing up for a difficult objective."<p>Sucharita Mulpuru, Forrester analyst<p>"We're basically transparently showing customers how much they can save by shopping in a smarter way."<p>Marc Lore

New York City’s Grocery Delivery Wars: Who’s the Winner?

Weighing the Many Novel Options for Getting Groceries<p>As any old codger can attest, food delivery in New York has been around forever. Not so long ago, every corner grocery delivered; many still do.<p>And while online ordering still feels new, FreshDirect, based in Long Island City, has been delivering …

New York City

Walmart tests grocery pickup service

Three East Valley Walmart stores will allow customers to order groceries online and pick them up at the store for free.<p>The service begins today at …

Beyoncé Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service

Beyoncé (Tumblr)<p><b>Queen Bey</b> is expanding her empire. The pop diva, who famously went vegan with husband Jay Z for a stretch in 2013, is partnering with …

Roseanne Barr

Kogan Wants To Sell You Groceries Online

Kogan may have started out in the world of cut-rate Chinese-made TVs, but in the last few years it has branched out into smartphones, home …

What’s in Kogan’s pantry? Kogan takes on Coles and Woolies with online grocery service

<i>Kogan Pantry will take on Coles and Woolworths in the online grocery market</i><p>Online retailer Kogan has continued its expansion away from its …

Selling

Boom time: Everyone is launching grocery shopping websites in Australia

The online grocery shopping market appears to be the new darling of tech entrepreneurs in Australia.<p>On Friday, serial Australian entrepreneur Ruslan …

Here's What The People Delivering Your Instacart Groceries Really Think

In today's app economy, part-time work just isn't what it used to be.<p>Once upon a time, a part-time job at a supermarket would have meant spending hours behind a cash register. These days, a part-time grocery job could mean spending hours in your car waiting for an order to come in -- and not …

New York University

Japan's Line to launch online grocery shopping in Thailand, plans to expand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Japan-based messaging app company Line Corp is launching an online grocery delivery service, its first ever, in Thailand and plans to expand it to other Southeast Asian nations to tap booming growth in the region’s mobile phone transactions.<p>Line Corp Chief Executive Officer …

Ocado delivers first annual profit

Online grocery company makes more than £7m last year as deals with Waitrose and Morrisons pay dividends<p>It has taken 15 years to get there - but the online grocery firm Ocado has finally delivered a profit.<p>The company, founded by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000, is cashing in on changing …

eCommerce

Chat Apps Battle To Bring Groceries To Your Door

It’s becoming harder to call LINE a messaging app these days.<p>After building up a platform for playing games, sharing stickers and even texting refrigerators, it’s now launching a grocery delivery service, initially in Thailand. Last year its rival WeChat launched e-commerce and food delivery …

A $5.39 Bag of Chips? Doing the Math on an Instacart Order

Grocery delivery startup Instacart, which today said it raised $220 million at a $2 billion valuation, is trying to succeed where Webvan failed.<p>As The Wall Street Journal chronicles, Instacart is different in at least one major way from Webvan, one of the biggest flops of the dot-com boom. The …

Dow Jones

Instacart bags $220 million to expand beyond grocery delivery

The on-demand startup space has scored another blockbuster funding deal.<p>Instacart, an on-demand grocery delivery service, confirmed Tuesday that it …

The staggering challenges of the online grocery business

By Sarah Halzack<p>, Reporter<p>The online grocery delivery business seems to get more crowded--and more competitive--by the minute. Tech giants Google and Amazon.com are offering it in some major cities, and so are upstarts such as Instacart, Postmates and FreshDirect. These newcomers are battling with …

Recipe kit delivery startup HelloFresh now delivers to the entire US

Following a $50 million series D funding round that closed back in June, HelloFresh, a startup that delivers curated meal kits directly to your …

Now valued at over $2B, grocery delivery startup Instacart eyes nationwide expansion

2014 was a monumental year for Instacart. At the onset of the year, the on-demand grocery delivery service was only up and running in a handful of …

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment

Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that provides grocery delivery services, has raised nearly $210 million in a new round of funding according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.<p>The round, which could increase to $220 million if all allotted shares are …

Same-Day Delivery Services Are Going After Brick-And-Mortar Retailers’ Last Big Advantage

Companies like Google, Amazon, eBay, and Uber are operating and expanding services that allow shoppers to order something online and have it that same day, without ever leaving home.<p>If they manage it, despite the expense and complexities involved in delivering over the "last mile," these companies …

eCommerce

Watch out Amazon Fresh: Uber expands grocery delivery in D.C.

Uber doubled down on its Washington, D.C. based grocery delivery service, expanding the number of products available to shoppers in the nation’s …

Grocery Delivery Wars: How Amazon Fresh, Instacart and Safeway stacked up in our tests

Upcoming changes in the Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in Seattle are causing some longtime customers to think twice. Is it worth the new …

Got A Bright Idea? Test It With A Rapid-Fire User Study

In the last part of a seven-post series on running a five-day design sprint, Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp discusses how to get feedback from potential users.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Missed the other previous</i> …

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

“No one should spend their lives on meaningless work.”<p>This was the first sentence I underlined in the latest book by Scrum co-creator, Jeff …

The Same-Day War: Amazon, Google And Walmart Race To Bring Your Groceries

Same-day home delivery of groceries is to retailers what Mount Everest is to climbers: The lure is obvious, the logistics fearsome, and tackling either without the right plan is suicide. Nevertheless, 13 years after the spectacular collapse of Webvan made it a lasting symbol of dot-com-era hubris, …

Think You Have A Real Choice When Grocery Shopping? Think Again.

Despite what rows and rows of different beer, cereal and ice cream brands suggest, shoppers actually have little choice when it comes to groceries.<p>The proliferation of grocery items specifically tailored to every taste is a bit of a deception. In reality, a 2013 study by the U.S. consumer rights …

Amazon takes on the grocery store with Prime Pantry

Four years ago, Amazon made its first attempt at becoming your go-to source for groceries with its Prime Pantry delivery service. Tackling delivery …