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Crain's Detroit Business reports that "less than a week after the launch of Meijer's home delivery service in metro Detroit, Shipt Inc., an app-based grocery delivery service company that's working with the Grand Rapids-based retailer on the service, announced it will hire 200 additional shoppers." That's in addition to the 300 shoppers originally hired before the launch of the service ... which ended up not being nearly enough, and resulted in some customers complaining via social media that there were no delivery times available.


• The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the "UberEATS food delivery service is now available in Cleveland. The app, separate from Uber's driving service, will bring food from local restaurants to the doorsteps of Cleveland residents 7 days a week."

More than 60 restaurants are said to be participating.

According to the story, "Most participating restaurants will offer their full menu for delivery, with food available for ordering until kitchen closing time. For a limited time, UberEATS is offering free delivery."
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