Last Wednesday, DoorDash introduced DashMart, an app that will allow users to shop for roughly 2,000 items across multiple product categories, including household essentials, ready-made meals, and restaurant retail items like specialty spices or sauces.
The move comes as the coronavirus pandemic has crippled the food service industry, including restaurants — many of which have turned to online delivery to stay afloat. It debuted in eight cities, including Cincinnati.
“It’s a bit like the express lane inside of a store, whether that store is a grocery store or a convenience store, or a pharmacy,” DoorDash CEO Tony Xu told CNBC. “Sometimes, you just need those things that either you forgot, or just need in high frequency.”