Uber Technologies has introduced grocery delivery in Canada and in Latin America.
In partnership with Cornershop, users can order groceries through the 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," says Raj Beri, Uber's global head of grocery. "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.”
The launch of the service comes after grocery delivery experiments with more than 9,500 merchants in over 30 countries on Uber Eats, where Uber has seen a 176 per cent increase in grocery orders since February. Following this integration in select cities in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, Uber plans to roll out improvements to the grocery experience for shoppers and merchants alike globally, throughout the summer of 2020 and beyond.