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DoorDash to deliver alcohol across 20 U.S. states, Canada and Australia By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – A DoorDash delivery man rides in the rain in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was November 13th 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(Reuters) – Food delivery firm DoorDash Inc said on Monday it would launch alcohol delivery across 20 U.S. states, Australia and Canada, facing up to rivals Uber Technologies (NYSE:) Inc and GoPuff in the sector’s key growth market.

Delivery services for food have seen a surge in popularity after the outbreak of pandemics. They now want to offer delivery of wine, beer and spirits.

DoorDash says customers can access the alcohol tab on its app by clicking “alcohol” if they are legal. This allows them to order alcohol from local restaurants and convenience shops in areas that allow alcohol delivery.

It stated that the move will result in a 30 percent increase in restaurant and grocery order value, as well as a more than 50% rise in convenience store orders.

Rival Uber Technologies Inc earlier this year entered the alcohol delivery space with its $1.1 billion purchase of Drizly. Uber has also joined forces with GoPuff. GoPuff delivers food, drinks, and medications in more than 600 U.S. towns.

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