Albertsons Self-Service; MOD Pizza IPO


Today in restaurant and grocery tech news: MOD Pizza submits a draft registration to go public via initial public offering (IPO), and Turkish grocery delivery startup Getir announces the acquisition of United Kingdom rival Weezy. Plus, Thirstie CEO Devaraj Southworth discusses how digitally lagging liquor brands can leverage gift cards to drive adoption.

Struggling NYC Bodegas Seek City Funding for Tech, Delivery Apps

Quick-commerce grocery delivery services — JOKR, Gorillas and Fridge No More — have become part of the fabric of life in New York City, with more and more of the city’s nine million residents turning to fast, convenient delivery instead of heading to one of the more than 10,000 bodegas on neighborhood corners. NYC-based small businesses are concerned that thousands of bodegas will be forced to shutter as new grocery delivery apps keep arriving on the scene, according to a CBS report on Tuesday (Nov. 23).

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