• Uber Eats Plans Expansion of Food Delivery Service to U.S. Suburbs

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    Uber Eats, the food delivery service operated and offered through the ride-hailing service, is planning to expand its operation by the end of this year. The company is currently valued at $20 billion, Eater reported .
    The company currently offers the food service to more than 50% of the U.S. population, but plans to reach more than 70% of the country very soon, TechCrunch reported. Ana Mahony, Uber's Head of US Cities for Uber Eats, told the outlet that when comparing the growth of Eats to the first three years of UberX, “Eats is growing just as fast if not faster.”
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  • UberEats is using AI to recommend restaurants and menu items, optimize deliveries

    UberEats is using AI to recommend restaurants and menu items, optimize deliveries

    26 days ago - By Venture Beat

    UberEats, ride-hailing company Uber's four-year-old food delivery arm, is a veritable juggernaut. It covers more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, facilitating deliveries for roughly 100,000 restaurants. And globally, it operates in 250 cities and 300 more locations around the globe. Cheng Peng, head of data science at UberEats, spoke t...
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  • Uber Eats Plans Expansion of Food Delivery Service to U.S. Suburbs

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    Uber Eats, the food delivery service operated and offered through the ride-hailing service, is planning to expand its operation by the end of this year. The company is currently valued at $20 billion, Eater reported .
    The company currently offers the food service to more than 50% of the U.S. population, but plans to reach more than 70% of the country very soon, TechCrunch reported. Ana Mahony, Uber's Head of US Cities for Uber Eats, told the outlet that when comparing the growth of Eats to the first three years of UberX, “Eats is growing just as fast if not faster.”
    In order to reach its...
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  • U.S. Lodging Performance Fell Short Of Budget In 2017 - By Robert Mandelbaum

    U.S. Lodging Performance Fell Short Of Budget In 2017 - By Robert Mandelbaum

    26 days ago - By Hotel News Resource

    In 2017, the actual achieved levels of occupancy, average daily rate , total revenue and profits for U.S. hotels were less than their respective budgeted amounts. After a five-year period of extremely accurate budget projections, this marks the second consecutive year that owners and operators failed to meet their operating goals.
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  • ‘I Want to Be Open.' Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman to Serve on Supreme Court, Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she has been diagnosed with dementia, probably Alzheimer's disease, and is stepping away from public activities.
    The 88-year-old O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, said in an open letter released by the court Tuesday that doctors diagnosed her "some time ago" with the beginning stages of dementia.
    "As this condition has progressed, I am no longer able to participate in public life," she wrote. "Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to be open about these changes, and...
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  • Another 300,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Products Recalled From Kroger

    26 days ago - By Fortune

    More ready-to-eat food products are being recalled, this time from Kroger stores, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has pulled nearly 293,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products from selves on fears that a vegetable ingredient could be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
    The news comes right as 800,000 pounds of ready-to-eat products from another company were recalled for the same fear. Those products, made by Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., were stocked at Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter.
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  • Uber Eats to reach 70 percent of US population by year's end

    26 days ago - By Chron

    Uber says its Eats restaurant food delivery service will grow to cover 70 percent of the U.S. population by the end of 2018.
    The ride-hailing company says the three-year-old service started this year delivering food in 98 U.S. metro areas. By year's end it will grow to 243. The service now covers about half the U.S. population mainly in large metro areas. The expansion will be into smaller cities.
    Vice President Jason Droege says orders last month were 10 times more than September of 2016. Eats is part of Uber's plan to use its app expertise to create new businesses and build revenue.
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  • Uber Eats is expanding to cover 70 percent of U.S. population by end of year

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Uber is continuing to expand its on-demand food delivery service, Eats. By the end of this year, Uber plans to cover more than 70 percent of the U.S. Today, Uber covers more than 50 percent of the U.S. population. Uber Eats competitor Postmates, on the other hand, recently said it covers 60 percent of U.S. households .
    Even in places where Uber does not operate its traditional ride-hailing business or places where it has merely a small presence, Uber has been able to “successfully introduce the Uber brand to the marketplace through Eats,” Uber Head of US Cities for Uber Eats Ana Mahony...
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