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Instacart Sues Uber’s Cornershop Alleging Grocery Listings Theft

A cyclist makes a Cornershop app delivery in Mexico City on April 3, 2020. 

A cyclist makes a Cornershop app delivery in Mexico City on April 3, 2020. 

Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg
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Instacart Inc. sued a grocery-delivery business that Uber Technologies Inc. said it was acquiring last year, alleging that the unit, Cornershop, stole intellectual property, including listings of inventory at grocery stores.

The lawsuit, filed in Texas, said Cornershop stole thousands of images from Instacart’s systems. Uber said it was buying a majority stake in Santiago-based Cornershop last year as part of a broader push into grocery delivery in various countries, including plans for the U.S. this month.