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Land of the Giants: Delivery Wars – #2.The Race for Your Dollars

10/11/2022

The fourth season of a podcast series focused on Big Tech. This series is examining the food delivery wars .

About the series

Recode’s award-winning narrative franchise, Land of the Giants, and Eater have teamed up to kick off a special mini-series, “Delivery Wars.” Hosted by food writer and host of See Something, Say Something, Ahmed Ali Akbar, the new series will explore how food delivery became a multi-billion dollar industry, and the effects it has had on restaurants, workers, and consumers.

The four-part episodic series will delve into how food delivery apps are changing the way we eat—within a couple of clicks—and how the third party app ecosystem has dramatically changed consumer behavior, created new job markets, and disrupted small businesses, with co-hosting from special guests Jason Del Ray, Recode’s senior correspondent, and Amanda Kludt, Eater’s editor-in-chief.

#2 – The Race for Your Dollars – 29, June 2021

The restaurant delivery industry is worth more than $100 billion. But none of the major apps are profitable. In this episode, the key battles that have shaped the delivery wars from the point of view of founders, company executives and venture capitalists. And a key question: With billions invested, rockstar IPOs and a pandemic that exploded the growth of the industry, why aren’t these companies profitable?

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