Following an acceleration of consumer demand for delivery worldwide, Uber announces its first product integration with grocery startup Cornershop, which it agreed to acquire last year
Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) today announced that users in select Latin American and Canadian cities can now order groceries through the Uber and Uber Eats apps, in partnership with Cornershop, the popular grocery delivery startup based in Santiago, Chile.
Today’s 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 and beyond.
Uber CEO tweeted the news to his followers and wrote, “Proud to see the Cornershop x Uber experience take shape with today’s launch of grocery delivery..”
Upon checking the Uber Eats App today in Mississauga, Ontario, the snack and grocery items from convenience stores and gas stations were available on Uber Eats. However major grocery store names did not show up when we tried to search.
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