Amazon UK’s first checkout-free Fresh grocery store opens in London

Amazon has opened its first checkout-free store outside of the US, a Fresh store powered by the "Just Walk Out" tech used in US Go stores. The shop, located in the West London borough of Ealing, offers Brits the same automated shopping expe...

Instacart tries to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations with a $25 stipend

Instacart has been covering some COVID-19 costs for shoppers, and that now includes vaccines — although its latest help might not thrill everyone. As of February 1st, the grocery delivery service will give eligible American and Canadian shoppers a $2...

Amazon Prime members get free one-hour grocery pickups at Whole Foods

Amazon continues to pile on Whole Foods perks for Prime members, and its latest may be important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet giant is now offering (via CNBC) free one-hour grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market stores for all Prime subsc...

DoorDash adds on-demand grocery delivery to its app

Since the pandemic began, DoorDash has been steadily expanding its on-demand delivery portfolio. Today, the company announced that it’s adding on-demand grocery delivery to its app. More than 10,000 items will be available for delivery in under an ho...

Instacart takes steps to discourage ‘tip baiting’

Instacart is responding to scrutiny over “tip baiting” by discouraging attempts to stiff shoppers. The grocery delivery service will now require that customers leave feedback if they remove tips entirely, and will reduce the tipping window from three...

Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over ‘tip baiting’

Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if companies are letting it slide. A group of US senators led by Brian Schatz have sent...

Many Instacart shoppers still don’t have their COVID-19 safety gear

Instacart’s plans to give shoppers masks and sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic are proceeding slower than many employees would like, and that’s partly on purpose. In response to workers’ concerns, the company told Wired in a statement that it ha...