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DoorDash Launches Alcohol Delivery, Taking on Uber/Drizly
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DoorDash launching alcohol delivery in 20 states and Washington, D.C.
The move is sure to send shockwaves in both the restaurant and delivery businesses. For restaurants, on-premise alcohol is a high-margin offering many are relying on for post-pandemic comebacks. For delivery, this opens a new front in the war between DoorDash and Uber, which announced plans to buy alcohol specialist Drizly earlier this year for $1.1 billion.
There’s more: DoorDash is combining grocery delivery with restaurant delivery for the first time, with Albertsons as a partner; it’s also adding several regional grocers to the platform. New adds include Cardenas Markets, Weis Markets and Lowes Foods.
I’m writing this morning’s newsletter from a Las Vegas hotel room, because in a couple of hours I’ll be interviewing DoorDash CEO Tony Xu both on stage at the Groceryshop conference, and on CNBC’s TechCheck. Tune in.
Coming up today on CNBC’s TechCheck, 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT …
DoorDash CEO Tony Xu
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