DoorDash is partnering with more than 1,800 c-store locations, including 7-Eleven, CircleK, Wawa and Casey’s General Store, to deliver groceries
The largest restaurant delivery app in the United States by share of sales is teaming up with major convenience store operators to deliver groceries.
DoorDash is partnering with more than 1,800 store locations nationwide, includingsuch companies as 7-Eleven, CircleK, Wawa and Casey’s General Store, to deliver household essentials such as toilet paper, cleaning supplies and over-the-counter medicine, as well as prepared hot and cold foods, energy drinks, and ice cream pints.
"We began piloting this offering earlier this year, and given the changes and challenges so many are facing in this moment, we accelerated the launch of our Convenience category to offer critical supplies during a time when delivery and pickup are vital to consumers’ well-being and to the health of our local communities," noted Mike Goldblatt, head of grocery partnerships at San Francisco-based DoorDash. "Local businesses have been forced to change how they operate, and through this effort we hope to support and empower franchise owners and local convenience stores to reach customers through the DoorDash platform."
DoorDash and its subsidiaries earned 39% of U.S. consumers’ meal delivery sales in February, while Grubhub and its subsidiaries, which include Seamless and Eat24, took in 30%.
The DoorDash announcement comes at a time when popular grocery delivery services such as Instacart, Shipt and Amazon are struggling to meet surging consumer demand for grocery delivery.