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A pizza shop employee drove 225 miles to deliver pizza to a terminally-ill man who couldn’t make the trip for his wife’s birthday

Julie Morgan wrote about the experience in a Facebook post, saying she and her husband, Rich, had planned a trip from their home in Indianapolis to Battle Creek, Michigan, for her 56th birthday, where they hoped to get slices of their favorite pizza from Steve's Pizzza.
Mercedes-Benz has identified a power-steering leak plaguing its Sprinter vans.

Some of Amazon’s brand-new Mercedes-Benz delivery vans are suffering a mechanical failure

Mercedes-Benz has identified a power-steering-fluid leak plaguing its highly touted Sprinter vans. This has affected Amazon, which recently ordered 20,000 Sprinter vans for its last-mile-delivery program.
Joe Ariel and Danny Meyer.

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer reveals why he believes delivery is an increasingly powerful force in the restaurant industry

Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack and CEO of Union Square Hospitality, is betting on delivery. "When you have companies like Amazon and Uber in the game ... it's hard to imagine that this is going to turn back at any time soon," Meyer said.

Amazon needs to take on Waymo to keep its crown as the king of retail, Morgan Stanley says

Waymo, Google’s secretive self-driving car project, could offer retailers an inexpensive way to compete with Amazon's Prime Now, Morgan Stanley cautioned. But if Amazon can build a differentiated autonomous offering, it can have a gross profit that's 5-15% higher, according to the firm.
Amazon is providing more details about its new delivery program.

Amazon just revealed an update to its plan to promise massive profits to anyone who wants to start a delivery company

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a big new update to its plan to rely more on its own delivery system by partnering with smaller logistics companies. It announced it would acquire 20,000 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans for use in its new delivery program.
People are re-creating their favorite McDonald's dishes at home.

McDonald’s went from testing delivery to offering it at 5,000 locations across America in less than 2 years, and it represents a massive shift i...

McDonald's has gone from testing delivery at 200 stores to partnering with UberEats at more than 5,000 locations across America in less than two years. The chain's approach to delivery represents a new strategy for McDonald's — one that prioritizes "progress over perfection."
IHOP's pancakes and burger.

IHOP is launching delivery following its high-profile IHOb drama — and the chain is delivering pancakes and burgers

IHOP is launching delivery at 300 locations across the United States on Tuesday. The chain partnered with DoorDash to offer delivery, and it plans to roll out the service at up to 700 locations by the end of the year.

Amazon needs help delivering packages. Here’s how to cash in.

Amazon is promising massive profits to anyone who wants to start a delivery company with a minimum $10,000 investment. Here's how to apply to become an Amazon delivery service partner.
Amazon is seeking new delivery partners for Prime delivery jobs.

Amazon is advertising massive profits up to $300,000 to anyone who wants to start a delivery company

Amazon is offering new incentives to anyone who wants a Prime delivery job to open and run a courier business. The business would deliver packages for the e-commerce behemoth.
Workers prepare orders for customers at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy, California, November 29, 2015.

Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will soon transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about automation. Only 11% of managers say that robots are a threat to their industry, and 21% believe they have no impact at all.