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DoorDash's DashMart

DoorDash Launches Convenience Stores in Major Cities

The DashMart platform is available in eight cities, with plans to expand.


Drive-Thru Accounts for Almost Half of All Restaurant Occasions

Quick-service restaurants are the primary locations for drive-thru transactions.

The one-stop shops allow doctors, nurses and hospital staff to purchase food and other necessities on the way home.

Digital orders

Quick-service restaurants, though, drove gains in digital and delivery orders.

QSR drive-thru

Total transactions were down 43 percent in the week ending April 12 vs. one year ago.

NPD: Food budgets may be restricted by rising unemployment, payroll reductions and temporary furloughs.

The digital convenience operator is piloting six new market and expanded delivery zones.


Starbucks, Dunkin' and McDonald's close in-store dining across the nation.

With the licensed version, customers announce themselves with a credit card vs. the mobile app.

The program is designed to understand how customers respond to merchandise valued at greater than $1.

Dollar General logo

Retailer plans for 1,000 store openings alongside remodels and relocations.

The retailer will sign its first lease for a 6,000-square-foot store — which is roughly half the size of its smallest small-format model.

Egg McMuffin

Customers can get free breakfast sandwiches from both chains on March 2.

The store features ready-made meals and household essentials.

goPuff logo

South Dallas marks the digital convenience retailer's fourth market in the state of Texas.

Northeast Philadelphia delivery zone doubles for Memorial Day weekend.

Nielsen: Playing to strengths, innovation among the keys.

Retailer will open as many as 100 stores along the East Coast.

Demographic favors quick service, casual dining.

Upgrades include in-store taqueria with mobile kiosks.

Grocers are moving toward fully integrated omnichannel programs.

Changes to drive growth in health-focused categories.

The Unicorn Frappuccino is available through April 23.

Healthy items segmented by diet trend.

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