Uber ramps up on-demand grocery expansion in the U.S.

Uber Technologies, Inc. is accelerating its on-demand delivery service in the U.S., more than doubling the cities where it’s available and partnering with a major grocer as the pandemic-fueled delivery competition heats up.

After launching its grocery delivery service last July, Uber said on Monday that it can now be used in more than 400 locations in the U.S. including major metropolises like New York, San Francisco and Washington.

The ride-hailing and food-delivery service has also joined with Albertsons Cos. to give Uber customers access to 1,200 stores, including Jewel-Osco, Safeway, ACME and Randalls, Uber said in a statement. To tempt new customers to choose Uber over competitors, customers who spend more than $30 will get waived delivery fees and will also be able to request on-demand and scheduled deliveries.

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