This week’s roundup with senior RSG contributor Paula Gibbins is going to be a little shorter than usual due to the holiday week. However, she’ll be diving into how DoorDash has expanded its grocery services to include more of the southeastern U.S. as well as an Uber driver who spreads holiday cheer year-round in her vehicle, and more.
DoorDash and Southeastern Grocers Partner for On-Demand Grocery Delivery (DoorDash News)
Summary: Today, DoorDash announced a partnership with Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 400 stores throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Customers can now order groceries on-demand from their local SEG store, delivered in as little as 45 minutes, through DoorDash’s marketplace app and website.
SEG will offer tens of thousands of grocery items for delivery via DoorDash, from core grocery items including fresh produce, dairy, bread, fresh meat and seafood, as well as SEG’s selection of Own Brands products including SE Grocers, SE Grocers Prestige, SE Grocers Naturally Better, and SE Grocers Essentials.
“As consumers continue to crave speed and convenience with their grocery delivery, we are committed to making the experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible,” said Shanna Prevé, Vice President, Business Development at DoorDash. “We are thrilled to partner with Southeastern Grocers to offer consumers across the southeastern United States a convenient option to order their favorite grocery products at the tap of a button. Whether grabbing an ingredient for tonight’s dinner or stocking up on weekly groceries, consumers can now get what they want, when they want from their favorite SEG banner store on the DoorDash app.”…
My Take: The southeastern United States is getting more grocery delivery options. That’s a good thing, right? I’ve heard that there are parts of Florida that have very poor delivery service options, so this should help even things out a bit.
If you drive in Florida, let me know if you’ll be signing up for DoorDash if it’s going to be a bigger contender in your market!
How one Uber driver is spreading holiday cheer (Your Basin)
Summary: Meghan Perino is an Uber driver with a goal: to make every Uber ride memorable. She’s been driving for Uber for four years and every month honors a different holiday by decorating her entire car. Each light and ornament she hand-picked in the hopes of bringing just a little joy to each passenger.
“I was having a long hard day at work, I was kind of tired and a little stressed out and you know I get in here and its all festive. It just makes you feel good brightens up your day”
Meghan says reactions like Johns are common. When she began doing this she realized people are a lot more simple than we think. Happiness can come from even the smallest details….
My Take: I actually think this is a super cute idea. I love that she does it every month of the year for whatever holiday is during that month. That’s a way to instantly put people in a better mood and possibly increase your chances for tips. I say, good for Meghan for coming up with something so unique. I’m sure it also helps her day stay more cheerful as well.
Summary: On RSG’s Facebook page, we shared some high or unusual tips drivers have earned that were found on Reddit. With the holiday season in full swing, some customers go the extra mile to show how grateful they are for drivers.
Are customers being extra giving this holiday season? What’s your best tip received so far this month? Do you like when customers gift you food?
-Paula @ RSG