Uber’s grocery delivery expansion bogged down by antitrust reviews
What good is a grocery delivery app without access to grocery stores? As rideshare giant Uber moves to expand its reach in the grocery industry, a lack of cooperation from supermarkets themselves might be on the horizon. Currently, the company is trying to strike deals for grocery delivery arrangements—where customers order online, stores do the packing, and Uber drivers manage delivery. Word from inside the company, however, is that many employees working on that initiative have been laid off recently. Meanwhile, Uber is also forging ahead in an attempt to acquire an Instacart-like app called Cornershop, but that deal has been tied up in antitrust investigations. The Information has the details.