Dive Brief:

  • South Asian food marketplace Quicklly announced on Wednesday the launch of a subscription box with organic Indian grocery items. 
  • The subscription box lets shoppers pick a minimum of $30 of fresh and nonperishable items, like produce and oils, and is available as a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly purchase. 
  • The new offering by Quicklly comes at a time when online ethnic grocers and food delivery services in the U.S. are expanding. 

Dive Insight:

The subscription box follows the online marketplace’s efforts to expand its customer base as competition catering to Asian shoppers ramps up. Recently, Quicklly partnered with

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Anju is among the restaurants participating in Summerlong Supper Club. Photo courtesy of Anju.

An effort to save restaurants by selling seasonal subscriptions for takeout dinners from top eateries has been a smash success in New York. Now, Summerlong Supper Club is coming to DC.

Here’s how it works: every week for six weeks beginning April 6, members will receive a three-course meal from a different spot. In DC, the all-star lineup of participating restaurants includes Rose’s Luxury, Anju, Sushi Taro, Albi, Cane, and Centrolina. The upfront cost is $360 per person—$60 per meal—for pickups, and $403 for deliveries (tips

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