Uber Technologies has officially launched its grocery delivery service in collaboration with Cornershop in select cities, with further expansion to follow.
Customers in select Latin American and Canadian cities can now order groceries through the Uber and Uber Eats apps. The service will be made available to customers in Miami, Dallas and Florida later this month.
The service has been made available following Uber’s acquisition of online grocery provider Cornershop last year and marks their first product integration together.
Through this partnership, grocery orders placed on Uber and Uber Eats will be facilitated and delivered by Cornershop team members.
Following the Cornershop integration in select cities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Canada, Uber plans to roll out new grocery delivery features for customers and merchants alike in the US and other cities around the world over the coming months.
“Today’s product integration marks an important step in our partnership with the team at Cornershop to bring grocery delivery to millions of consumers on the Uber platform,” said Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery.
Beri continued: “Uber started on the premise that people should be able to more easily get to the places they need to go, and to people they care about. This has since evolved to connecting people to food from their favourite local restaurants, and we are thrilled to bring our product expertise to the world of grocery alongside the Cornershop team.”
The launch comes after grocery delivery trials with more than 9,500 merchants in over 30 countries on Uber Eats. According to Uber, it has seen a 176% increase in grocery orders since February.
Following regulatory approval in Chile, Uber’s investment in Cornershop is expected to close in the coming days.
Uber’s grocery launch closely follows its announcement to acquire US food delivery service Postmates in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.65 billion.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2020
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