Introducing DashMart, a New Type of Convenience StoreBy Andrew Ladd, Director, New Verticals
For years, people have used the DoorDash platform to access the best in their communities. During these trying times, our platform has become a critical lifeline to those we serve, and we’ve been hyperfocused on building new products that meet the immediate needs of our customers while helping our merchant partners thrive in new ways.
For our customers, we’ve accelerated our efforts to bring household essentials to their doors. In April, we launched the Convenience category on DoorDash, powered by partnerships with 7-Eleven, Walgreens, CVS, Wawa, and more. Now our Convenience category includes more than 2,500 convenience shops across more than 1,100 cities nationwide.
For our merchant partners, we announced Main Street Strong in May, our commitment to helping restaurants on the road to recovery. Restaurants on DoorDash are four times more likely to have remained open during the pandemic compared to U.S. restaurants as a whole. Now more than ever, we’re focused on finding innovative ways to help merchants grow their businesses and continue to keep their doors open.
In support of both of these efforts, today we’re announcing the launch of DashMart stores nationwide. DashMart is a new type of convenience