Instacart Forays Into Warehouses in Food Delivery Market

Instacart Inc. is entering the warehouse business, seeking to expand its reach in an increasingly competitive food delivery market. The grocery delivery company said it would start building fulfillment centers for supermarkets over the next 12 months, in partnership with technology company

You're Paying More for Food—And You Might Not Know It

Eating is getting costlier for Americans as the food industry faces the steepest inflation in a decade. Big food makers and restaurant chains are raising prices, cutting their own costs and trying other strategies to offset higher expenses. Between shrinking grocery-store packages

Instacart Wants to Be an Influencer in Food Delivery

Your food-delivery apps could soon look a lot like your social-media feeds. You can thank Instacart for that. The online grocery giant announced last week that Fidji Simo, the former head of Facebook’s legacy Blue app, will succeed Instacart’s founder Apoorva Mehta

Instacart Names Facebook Veteran as CEO

Instacart Inc. named technology industry veteran Fidji Simo as its new chief executive, as the grocery delivery company seeks to expand its business and go public. Ms. Simo spent the past decade at Facebook Inc., leading the social media giant’s mobile and

Supermarkets Are Stockpiling Inventory as Food Costs Rise

Supermarkets are stocking up on everything from sugar to frozen meat before they get more pricey, girding for what some executives anticipate will be some of the highest price increases in recent memory. Some supermarkets said they are buying and storing supplies

Apollo Considers Counterbid for U.K. Grocery Chain

LONDON— Apollo Global Management Inc. said Monday it is considering making a bid for U.K. grocery chain WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, setting up a potential three-way bidding war with SoftBank Group Corp.’s Fortress Investment Group LLC and U.S. private-equity firm Clayton, Dubilier

Some Brands Improved Customer Service Despite Pandemic

A number of brands managed to improve their customers’ experience over the past year despite the obstacles thrown in their way by the pandemic, a new study found. Twenty-one percent of brands improved their customer experience in the 12 months through April,