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Uber Eats beefs up its grocery delivery offer as COVID-19 lockdowns continue

Uber Eats has beefed up grocery supply choices in three markets laborious hit by the coronavirus.

Uber’s meals supply division mentioned immediately it’s inked a partnership with grocery store big Carrefour in France to offer Parisians with 30 minute house supply on a spread of grocery merchandise, together with on a regular basis meals, toiletries and cleansing merchandise.

The service is beginning with 15 shops within the metropolis, with Uber Eats saying it plans to scale it out quickly nationwide “within the coming weeks”.

In Spain it’s partnered with the Galp service station model to supply a grocery supply service that consists of primary meals, over-the-counter medicines, drinks and cleansing merchandise in 15 cities throughout the next eight provinces: Badajoz, Barcelona, Cádiz, Córdoba, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.

Uber Eats mentioned there can be an preliminary 25 Galp comfort shops taking part. The service won’t solely be supplied by way of the Uber Eats app but in addition by telephone for these with out entry to a smartphone or Internet.

The third promote it’s inked offers in is Brazil, the place Uber mentioned it’s partnering with a spread of pharmacies, comfort shops and pet outlets in Sao Paulo to supply house supply on primary provides.

“Over the counter medicines can be out there from the Pague Menos chain of pharmacies, grocery merchandise from Shell Select comfort shops and pet provides from Cobasi — one of many largest pet store chains within the nation,” it mentioned. “The new companies can be out there on the Uber Eats app, with plans to launch in different Brazil states and cities within the coming weeks.”

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The grocery tie-ups aren’t Uber Eats’ first such offers. The firm had already inked partnerships with a grocery store in Australia (Coles) and the Costcutter model within the UK, the place round 600 unbiased comfort shops are supplied by way of its app.

Uber Eats additionally lets unbiased comfort shops in nations around the globe self listed on its app. However the most recent tie-ups put extra branded meat on the bone of its grocery provide in Europe and LatAm — with the Carrefour tie-up in France marking its first partnership with a serious grocery store in Europe.

It’s price noting Spain’s meals supply rival, Glovo, has an current grocery-delivery partnership with the French grocery store big in markets together with its house nation — which possible explains why Uber Eats has opted for a distinct accomplice in Spain.

Asked whether or not it’s seeking to additional develop grocery deliveries in different markets hit by the general public well being emergency Uber Eats instructed us it’s exploring alternatives to accomplice with extra supermarkets, comfort shops and different retailers around the globe.

As a part of its response to the menace posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate has switched all deliveries to contactless by default — with orders left on the door or as instructed by a consumer.

Europe’s Deliveroo and Glovo change on contactless supply throughout COVID-19 pandemic

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It additionally instructed us it’s offering drivers and supply individuals with entry handy sanitiser, gloves and disinfectant wipes, as quickly as they change into out there. And mentioned it’s meting out steering to customers of its apps on hygiene greatest observe and limiting the unfold of the virus.

Uber Eats has beforehand mentioned it’ll present 14 days of monetary help for drivers and supply individuals who get identified with COVID-19 or are personally positioned in quarantine by a public well being authority resulting from their threat of spreading the virus, with the quantity primarily based on their common earnings over the past six months or much less.

The coverage is due for assessment on April 6.


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