Today in restaurant and grocery news, Uber Eats announced that it is doubling its grocery delivery availability, while Panera Bread adapts its catering business to hybrid remote/office workers. Plus, Walmart is growing its private-label wine offerings.
There are many parts of consumers’ lives that may never return to the way they were before March 2020. For instance, having grown accustomed to the flow of working from home, many people who previously spent the entire workweek in the office are now sticking with a remote or hybrid model. With this shift in routines, Panera Bread is adapting its catering business to this new normal.
The already crowded grocery delivery space is about to get even more competitive — Uber announced on Monday (July 19) that it is growing its grocery delivery capabilities, with the service now available in 400 United States cities and towns. This expansion increases Uber Eats’ grocery delivery presence more than twofold, made possible by a partnership with major grocery chain Albertsons Companies that adds 1,200 grocery stores to the platform.
Walmart is adding to its Winemakers Selection label by rolling out the Winemakers Selection Reserve Series, according to a Monday (July 19) post. The retailer’s new Reserve Series collection will showcase five new premium wine varietals from “some of the world’s prominent growing regions” with a $10 per bottle suggested retail price.