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. Listen now:

Drivers make more, businesses pay less with Direct Local Eats

Source: 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. Direct Global’s CEO-President Ahmed Attia said the driver-owned co-operative sees drivers keep 90% of revenue-ride fees from every trip and costs businesses using them

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

Sid 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

(Source: 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 Stock photo.Pexels A new food delivery service that will compete with Uber Eats and Skip

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.   TORONTO, May 7, 2021 — Direct Global is excited to announce the Downtown Guelph BIA (Business Improvement Area) in Guelph, Ontario, the York-Eglinton BIA in Toronto, have, together with Direct Global,

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

May06 TORONTO, May 4, 2021 — Following the launch of the Caravan of Courage in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, uniting all small business owners and gig workers through the Direct Initiative’s Local Driver Co-op and Direct Co-ops, Direct Global received an official letter of support from

Direct Global, Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to hit the streets in major cities across North America establishing the largest co-op buying group, ride-hailing and delivery service to support small businesses and gig workers

The Caravan of Courage will see hundreds of drivers in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get behind the wheel to promote co-op memberships   ( TORONTO – On Thursday, April 29, 2021 Direct Global/Direct Co-ops will host the Caravan of Courage, an initiative to generate awareness around the Direct Initiative that

NOW Magazine: Can the Co-op Model Help Local Businesses Compete with Uber and Amazon?

(Source:   Toronto’s Direct Co-ops has ambitious plans to launch a co-op marketplace app, a driver-owned ride-hailing service and more   By Richard Trapunski Jan 20, 2021 Samuel Engelking Direct Co-ops started in Kensington Market, and it’s one of the testing grounds for their ambitious plans. How can small, local

Direct Global/Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to Launch the Only Sustainable Solution for Small Businesses and Gig Workers in NY, California and Ontario in January 2021

(Source:   Due to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of small businesses have been destroyed due to the lockdowns and the gig economy has shifted its focus to delivery services. Small businesses have not received the support or bailouts afforded to large corporations. To combat the economic disruption caused by the

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   (Source: The platform will begin with a pilot in Peru where NCBA CLUSA has worked with agricultural producers   The apex body for US co-ops has teamed up with