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Daily Crunch: Ending a 4-year partnership, DoorDash will stop delivering Walmart groceries next month

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Online delivery platform DoorDash has decided to call off its partnership with Walmart, which had the service delivering groceries and other goods from the retail chain to customers for over four years, media reports said.

A source close to the situation said that DoorDash notified Walmart about its decision earlier this month, citing that the partnership “was no longer mutually beneficial” and that it wants to “focus on its long-term customer relationships,”  reported.

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DoorDash notified Walmart about its decision earlier this month,

citing that the partnership “was no longer mutually beneficial” and that it wants to “focus on its long-term customer relationships.”DoorDash reportedly gave Walmart a 30-day notice, which means the partnership will officially end in September. The two companies first teamed up in 2018 when

Walmart started testing having groceries ordered through its site delivered by DoorDash. It went live in Atlanta, Georgia to start, but has since expanded to several other states.“We have agreed to part ways with DoorDash,” Walmart spokesperson Leigh Stidham said in an emailed statement

And whereas DoorDash is axing its partnership with Walmart,

it has solid a brand new one with Facebook. The service will now choose up and deliver gadgets bought by way of Facebook Marketplace, as long as they’re sufficiently small to suit contained in the trunk of an automotive. DoorDash additionally works with shops like Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s to supply prospects with same-day deliveries.

  • Delivery drop: When one door opens for DoorDash, another door closes. Earlier this week, we reported that DoorDash and Facebook were becoming fast friends as they piloted a program to pick up and drop off Facebook Marketplace items to customers. Now, Aisha reports that DoorDash may be ending its delivery relationship with Walmart in September. Walmart might not be too upset by the breakup, though, as it has been working on its own delivery efforts.
  • Falling Facebook: The social media giant is “losing its grip,” as Sarah put it, on younger consumers who are preferring newer apps like TikTok and BeReal. The evidence? Facebook just can’t seem to stay in the Apple App Store’s Top 10. Though this phenomenon is not new for them, Sarah has more on if it’s time for Facebook to be concerned.
  • Leveraging Love: Former Bolt (this one) CEO Ryan Breslow may still be in some hot Twitter water for his comments about the hurdles to going up against competitors, but he tells Connie that he has “no regrets” about anything he said. Instead, he is jumping headfirst into some new startups, including a “people-powered pharma” startup called Love.
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The two companies first teamed up in 2018 –

when Walmart started testing having groceries ordered through its site delivered by DoorDash. It went live in Atlanta, Georgia, to start, but has since expanded to several other states.

“We have agreed to part ways with DoorDash,” Walmart spokesperson Leigh Stidham was quoted as saying in an emailed statement.

“We would like to thank DoorDash for their partnership and support of our customers the past several years,” it added.

It’s unclear whether DoorDash will offer deliveries from Walmart via its app, though.

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