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Uber Eats expands grocery delivery as COVID-19 spreads unabated

Uber Eats expands grocery delivery as COVID-19 spreads unabated

In what has come as a huge relief amidst coronavirus outbreak, Uber Eats has jumped on the bandwagon and expanded its grocery delivery service. Food delivery division of Uber stated that it has inked a deal with Carrefour in France to offer Parisians with 30 minute home delivery on a range of grocery products such as toiletries, everyday foods and cleaning products.

Uber Eats has collaborated with the Galp service station brand in Spain to offer a grocery delivery service, comprising basic foods and over the counter medicines, cleaning products and beverages in 15 cities across the provinces, including Barcelona, Badajoz, Madrid, Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, Valencia, and Palma de Mallorca.

Uber Eats has been reported to say that there would be an initial 25 Galp convenience stores. It is worth noting that the service will be bolstered and would also be available via phone for those who does not have access to internet or a smartphone.

Uber Eats has also forayed into Brazil where the unicorn company Uber said it is teaming up with a battery of pharmacies, pet shops, and convenience stores in Sao Paulo to provide home delivery service on basic items.

The American online food ordering company is quoted to have said that grocery products would be available from Shell Select convenience stores, Pague Menos chain of pharmacies would offer over the counter medicines, while pet supplies would be from Cobasi. The company has also claimed that the new services will be available on the Uber Eats app, while they contemplate rendering service in other states and cities of Brazil in the ensuing period.

For the starters, this is not the first time the California-based company has inked grocery deals. Uber Eats had collaborated with Australian supermarket giant Coles and with Costcutter brand in the UK, where it is alleged that its app offers nearly 600 independent stores.

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Uber Eats has turned to contactless deliveries wherein orders are left at the door or as directed the customer.

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