Food for thought: consolidation of US food delivery market

Author: | Published: 21 Sep 2017

New York residents often have little time to prepare their own meals. Once or twice a week, they have prepared food delivered to their apartment. There are a number of websites and apps for this, which until fairly recently this reporter believed seemed to be in direct competition with each other – as it turns out, they are largely all one and the same.

In early August, Chicago-based food delivery company GrubHub absorbed Boston's Foodler, a company with significant reach in New England, giving it an additional $80 million in gross income this year alone.

On July 31, it announced a strategic partnership with Groupon, and as part of the deal,...