HEB purchasing Favor

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HEB purchasing Favor

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Re: HEB purchasing Favor

Post by pseudo3d » February 15th, 2018, 8:42 pm

Hmm. I know Favor is really popular in Austin (given everyone with the "Favor" packs) and I know one of my friends used it for a while (he's convinced his feedback worked, if you collect enough points you can actually keep the pack), but it's more than grocery use, it could be for just about anything, like if you wanted someone to pick up dry cleaning or whatever.

Honestly, I think that these delivery "periphery" businesses are just a retail trend and we'll start seeing some buyer's remorse soon, and this is probably the first of the "spooked" purchases.

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Re: HEB purchasing Favor

Post by cathandler » February 16th, 2018, 9:53 pm

If grocers want to compete in the delivery space, they have three alternatives: outsource to Instacart or some similar third party, buy an existing delivery service, or build their own delivery infrastructure from the ground up. All of the alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Re: HEB purchasing Favor

Post by pseudo3d » February 16th, 2018, 11:13 pm

cathandler wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 9:53 pm
If grocers want to compete in the delivery space, they have three alternatives: outsource to Instacart or some similar third party, buy an existing delivery service, or build their own delivery infrastructure from the ground up. All of the alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages.
H-E-B has already started grocery delivery options (prominently displayed outside stores now) as well as partnered with Instacart. They've also been pushing the curbside delivery options in the last year now pretty heavily.

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Re: HEB purchasing Favor

Post by architect » February 17th, 2018, 8:26 pm

pseudo3d wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 11:13 pm
cathandler wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 9:53 pm
If grocers want to compete in the delivery space, they have three alternatives: outsource to Instacart or some similar third party, buy an existing delivery service, or build their own delivery infrastructure from the ground up. All of the alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages.
H-E-B has already started grocery delivery options (prominently displayed outside stores now) as well as partnered with Instacart. They've also been pushing the curbside delivery options in the last year now pretty heavily.
HEB is actually spreading their weight around quite heavily in the delivery space, with partnerships with Instacart, Shipt and Favor. It will be interesting to see if they continue to partner with the other delivery providers as Favor is integrated into the company.

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