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Grocery delivery wars heat up: Skip the Dishes and DoorDash expanding territory

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SkipTheDishes has announced it is testing a new business model—called Skip Express Lane— to help it sell household goods and groceries directly to customers. The company began to test this business model in September in Winnipeg and London, Ont. and is now expanding the concept.

The service promises to deliver all orders within 25 minutes and operates daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with delivery fees starting at $1.99 or free for those making purchases over $25, as reported by Global News.

Rival company DoorDash has announced that it too is expanding its delivery-based grocery and convenience business model to Canada. DoorDash has opened DashMart locations in Toronto, London, Kitchener, Vancouver and Winnipeg. DashMart locations operate through a “dark store” model, where walk-in customers are not accepted because sales are only made through deliveries processed on apps.

DashMart locations operate from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and carry more than 2,000 grocery and convenience store items, as reported by the Canadian Press.

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