Uber Partners with Grocery Delivery in Latin America, Canada

Select Uber users in American and Canadian cities can now order groceries through the Uber and Uber Eats apps, in partnership with Cornershop, a delivery startup based in Santiago, Chile.

This follows the companies’ 2019 agreement for Uber to acquire a majority stake in Cornershop. Today’s news marks Uber and Cornershop’s first integrated grocery delivery experience.

Shoppers in select cities in Latin America, Canada and later this month, the U.S., can find grocery delivery opportunities through both Uber and Uber Eats apps.

“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,” Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery, said in a statement. “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 favorite local restaurants, and we are thrilled to bring our product expertise to the world of grocery alongside the Cornershop team.”

With this new integration, grocery orders placed on Uber and Uber Eats will be facilitated and delivered by Cornershop team members. Just like ordering a ride or a meal with Uber, customers can follow their grocery delivery at each step of the process.

The product launch comes after grocery delivery experiments with more than 9,500 merchants in over 30 countries on Uber Eats, where Uber has seen a 176% increase in grocery orders since February. Following this integration in select cities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Canada, Uber plans to roll out improvements to the grocery experience for shoppers and merchants alike globally, throughout the summer of 2020.

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