As Uber further expands into Canada, it has taken a majority stake in Chile-based grocery order delivery service Cornershop.
Earlier this year Uber also announced that it was expanding its Uber Freight supply chain portal into Canada. Industry analysts say that Uber’s move into Canada’s $68 billion trucking market should be made easier by the Cornershop partnership, which already operates in Toronto.
Interviewed by supply chain publication “The Loadstar,” Cathy Morrow Roberson, founder and head analyst of research and consulting firm Logistics Trends & Insights, said that Uber’s Cornershop move was likely a response to the partnership between DoorDash and e-commerce platform Mercato to bring same-day grocery order delivery to some 22 U.S. states.
“They’re going after DoorDash,” she said. “Both are expanding like crazy.”
A day before Uber announced its partnership with Cornershop, Walmart announced that its own partnership with Cornershop was expanding from five to 14 stores in Toronto.