Earlier this week, the supermarket chain Albertsons and the food delivery platform DoorDash announced a new collaboration between them. As someone who studies the grocery industry as the intersection of supply chains and platforms, I find this news very exciting. The partnership has a higher degree of collaboration than usual and this tells me that more traditional firms (read, old school firms) still do not understand exactly how platforms operate and what the goals of these platforms are.
Great Article, Gad. I agree with your assessment, but in a short term, I don’t think Albertsons has many options to be relevant in e-commerce. Hopefully, they are using this time to build this long term capability.
Another nice blog, Gad. This sounds much like the Toys R Us and Amazon partnership, and we all knew what happened to Toys R Us!