McDonald's already tried delivering Quarter Pounder combo meals via Uber in Florida and now the fast-food restaurant it ready to expand the option. Crain's Chicago Business reports that McDonald's will launch its delivery option in more cities before the end of June. And yes, it's still powered by UberEats. That original testing phase included 200 locations in Florida, and for now, there's no word on exactly where the delivery option is headed next. Those details are likely to come soon, so you might be able to satisfy your Big Mac craving without leaving the house in the near future.
Yamato Holdings Co., a Japanese parcel delivery service group, said Thursday that it will hire 10,000 new workers, including drivers specializing in busy night deliveries, over the three years through fiscal 2019. The move is part of measures designed to improve drivers' working conditions that deteriorated in recent years due to increasing delivery needs arising from the expansion of online shopping. In fiscal 2016 that ended last March, Yamato Holdings delivered a record 1.868 billion parcels. The company plans to cut the number to 1.77 billion by fiscal 2018 through measures including raising delivery fees.
Amazon has been slammed by customers for introducing a'sneaky' fee of £3.99 for its same day delivery service. Under the new arrangement, customers are expected to pay £3.99 plus a £2 tip for the driver on orders under £40. Amazon customers pay an annual fee of £79 to become a member of its Prime service on the basis this covers free delivery of unlimited purchases through the year. Under the new arrangement, customers are expected to pay £3.99 plus a £2 tip for the driver on orders under £40 However, shoppers with the US giant who want same day delivery under its Prime Now service are being hit with fees on top of the subscription. Before the change, Amazon had a minimum order of £20 to get free same day delivery through Prime Now.
NAGOYA – A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. may delay the initial delivery of the first passenger jet to be developed in Japan due to technical problems, a source familiar with the matter said Saturday. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp., an entity 64 percent owned by Mitsubishi Heavy, told its customers that it may need to push back the current delivery schedule of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, or MRJ, from the middle of 2018, the source said. If postponed, it will be the fifth delay in the delivery plan and potential design changes could force Mitsubishi Aircraft to review production plans and lead to a substantial delay in the delivery schedule, though manufacturing operations have already started. Last December the company put off the initial delivery by a year to the middle of 2018, as it wanted more testing time to strengthen the wing design. The possible postponement comes as an MRJ arrived at its test-flight base in the United States on Wednesday after aborting its flight to Grant County International Airport in Washington state twice due to problems with its air-conditioning system.