Need More Grocery Delivery Options During the Pandemic? Uber Grocery Delivery is Coming!

With a surge in Covid cases (especially Spigot, Inc.‘s home – Florida) it’s much less appealing to go to the grocery store and way more appealing to get groceries delivered. Unfortunately – everyone feels the same way so sometimes it’s tough to get a delivery. Good news came in today from Uber – they’re starting a delivery service too! Now you won’t just have to rely on instacart & Shipt! Uber hasn’t released it in the US yet, but it’s coming soon – AND Amazon also offers delivery through Whole Foods as another alternative.

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According to an article in Cnet – Uber is  rolling out this new service in collaboration with the Chile-based grocery delivery startup Cornershop, which Uber bought a majority investment in last October. The acquisition has been approved by the Chilean authorities but is still pending regulatory approval in Mexico. “Our vision is of being a one-stop-shop for all of our customers on food occasions,” Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery, said in a press call. “We want to make sure we’re able to get groceries to customers as conveniently and quickly as possible.”

Cnet also stated – While its rides business has plummeted, Uber said its restaurant delivery service Uber Eats has seen orders go up more than 100% since the same period last year. And in the more than 30 countries where Uber has been experimenting with grocery delivery, it said it’s seen a 176% increase in grocery orders since February. Cornershop said it’s now doing more than 1 million orders a month.

Spigot, Inc. employees are anxiously awaiting the day we are able to get back into the office and have lunch together – but for now, this will have to do!

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This Just In: Apple to Produce Faces Shields & Donate Masks!

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced on Twitter today that “Apple will design, produce and distribute more than 1 million face shields a week.” According to an article on Linkedin, “The protective gear will first be distributed to medical workers in the U.S. with a goal to expand distribution overseas. The tech giant has also sourced 20 million face masks to donate globally in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.” “We’re working continuously and closely with governments at all levels to ensure these are donated to places of greatest need,” said Cook. He also stated “Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.”According to CNN, “The first shipment arrived to hospitals in Silicon Valley and will be shipped to other hospitals in the United States.”

Since we are most definitely in a shortage of supplies, it’s good to know that the owners of the products we use (and rely on) everyday are trying to give back to the community and slow the spread of the virus. The sooner we all work together, and accept that this is our new way of living for the time-being – the faster this will be over.

Spigot, Inc. is doing everything they can to keep employees at a healthy distance and keep the organization running. We are extremely fortunate to be in the position we are and will continue on this path. Spigot, Inc. is also STILL hiring – our employees are working from home and we are setting up new employees with work stations to do the same. If you’re interested in a new career, send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!