CBC Fresh Air: How a new Ontario food delivery service is using the co-op model to provide a more equitable solution for local restaurateurs and drivers

Katrina Marshall, co-owner of Rise and Shine Island Flavour in Guelph, and Danny Golnik, Vice President of Direct Global and Direct Co-ops, talk about the benefits of a cooperative model in food delivery for local restaurants, drivers and restaurant goers.

Drivers make more, businesses pay less with Direct Local Eats

There’s a new food delivery app in town, Direct Local Eats, and it’s promising more money for its drivers and less fees for restaurants.

Breakfast Television, CityTV: This driving and delivery service is owned by its members

Sid Seixeiro talks with Local Driver Co-op co-founder Ahmed Attia on the equitable driving and delivery service.

Guelph Today: New co-op delivery app coming to Guelph to take on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats - Direct Local Eats

Direct Local Eats is expected to launch in Guelph next month, offering a lower service fee to restaurants and allowing drivers to keep 90 per cent of the delivery charge

By: Kenneth Armstrong

United Nations Announces its Support of Direct Global and its Sustainable Development Initiatives

United Nations commends Direct Global for meeting three of its sustainable development goals

Direct Global, Downtown Guelph BIA and York-Eglinton BIA to Co-Found the Direct Co-operative

This is the first phase in creating the world's largest platform co-operative buying group, representing associations, unions and co-ops, helping small businesses compete

Can the co-op model help local businesses compete with Uber and Amazon?

Toronto's Direct Co-ops has ambitious plans to launch a co-op marketplace app, a driver-owned ride-hailing service and more

Global commerce platform for co-ops prepares for pilot project

US apex body NCBA CLUSA has partnered with Direct Global on the venture to help co-ops achieve scale and leverage

NCBA CLUSA & Direct Global/Direct Co-ops Sign MOU for an Ecommerce Platform

A new partnership between Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) will enable co-ops and other small businesses worldwide to jointly purchase products, communicate, sell (retail and wholesale) and vote on co-op products and issues using an inter-cooperative platform that includes full ecommerce functionalities.

Torsten Kunert, aka the “Rideshare Professor”, Joins Local Driver Co-op as CEO of the Federation, Where Drivers Receive 90% of the Revenue and Equity

Local Driver Co-op is excited to announce the appointment of Torsten Kunert as CEO of the global federation that will seed and deploy locally-owned driver cooperatives in each city. Local Driver Co-op (www.LocalDriver.Coop) is a cooperative that has been established to address the massive disruptions...

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