Merqueo, a full-stack delivery scale-up, landed a $50 million series C round led by IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest.
I’ve long been convinced the model of in-store picking for online grocery isn’t sustainable in the long run, and the service’s rapid expansion during the pandemic is exposing pain points.
The new Industry City store opened September 1, though Amazon said in a blog post the planning for the new format began more than a year ago.
For the initial rollout, Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck is launching in Carmel, Indiana – where Kroger and ClusterTruck are jointly opening a fourth kitchen – and Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, King Soopers Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck will serve customers in Denver.