Alibaba’s Parcel Delivery Service Cainiao Guoguo Saw a 20% Surge in Daily Delivery Volume in 2020

(Source: Cainiao Guoguo) Cainiao Guoguo, the parcel delivery service under Alibaba Group Holdings’ Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, released a 2020 Courier Report on Jan.8, showing China’s rapid growth in the logistics sector last year. In the past year, the national delivery volume reached 83 billion. The pandemic acted as the catalyst for Cainiao Guoguo to…Continue Reading

Food Delivery Driver’s Death Raises Welfare Concerns, Again

China’s leading food delivery company is facing backlash after providing paltry compensation for the death of one of its couriers, once again raising questions about workers’ welfare in the booming industry.Ele.me said it would only provide 2,000 yuan ($310) to the family of the deceased driver, surnamed Han, as a humanitarian gesture, domestic media reported…Continue Reading

New law requires delivery platforms to partner with restaurants directly

The Fair Food Delivery Act requires restaurants to agree to using delivery apps.January 6, 2021, 9:06 PM• 5 min readFood deliveries continue to be one of the only options left for restaurants to serve their customers in California amid COVID-19 related restrictions. A new law will now ensure that third-party platforms have direct partnerships with…Continue Reading

Indian food delivery giant Zomato doubles revenue on quadrupled loss

Food delivery major Zomato in its regulatory filing reported its revenue for the financial year 2019-20 grew to INR 2,486 crore (USD 340 million) on a loss that quadrupled from a year earlier to INR 2,451 crore. The increase of losses could be mostly ascribed to the two-month-long nationwide lockdown in the country which was followed by restaurants…Continue Reading

Food delivery service goes on despite the freeze

The city’s food delivery riders are a lot busier in the cold weather. To ensure the operation of takeout services, JD and Walmart-backed Dada Group said its crowdsourcing delivery service set up some 400 rest stations across the country for delivery staff last month in cooperation with grocery stores and supermarket chains. At Shanghai’s G-Super…Continue Reading

19 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services of 2021

Meal prepping when you’re juggling responsibilities is always a hassle, but it’s an even more of a hassle when you’re trying to limit trips to the supermarket. Healthy food delivery services are one work-around, if you can afford them. They can save you time on grocery shopping, plus help you develop your cooking skills and…Continue Reading

Cargo Delivery Company Lalamove Raises $515M in Series E Financing

(Source: Sohu) On-demand delivery company Lalamove announced Wednesday to have completed its Series E round of financing, raising $515 million.  The investment was led by Sequoia Capital China and followed by Hillhouse Capital and Shunwei Capital.  SEE ALSO: Starbucks Partners With Sequoia Capital: Digital Transformation Fuels Growth The funding will be used for business expansion…Continue Reading

Mumbai Food Delivery Boy Dies After Speeding Mercedes Hits His Scooter

Home  »  Website  »  National  »  Mumbai Food Delivery Boy Dies After Speeding Mercedes Hits His Scooter A 21-year-old delivery boy of a restaurant aggregator died when a speeding Mercedes, being driven by a teenage college student, son of a businessman, hit his two-wheeler in Mumbai city in the wee hours of Friday, a police…Continue Reading

Delivery companies are bringing holiday gifts — and vaccines

This year, delivery companies are facing two heavy lifts at once: meeting unprecedented demand for holiday shipping while orchestrating complex logistics for coronavirus vaccine distribution.Why it matters: Even with big investments in technology, infrastructure and new hires, the networks of experienced shipping giants like UPS and FedEx can only handle so much capacity — and 2020…Continue Reading