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October 26, 2021updated 15 Jun 2022 1:25pm

Uber and Carrefour launch 15-minute grocery delivery service in Paris

The partners will expand the new service to other French cities in the next few weeks.

Ridesharing service provider Uber has teamed up with European retailer Carrefour to launch a rapid grocery delivery service in Paris.

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Named Carrefour Sprint, the rapid delivery service is solely available through the Uber Eats mobile app. Groceries will be delivered is just 15 minutes from a network of nine ‘dark stores’.

Operated by start-up firm Cajoo, dark stores are smaller versions of warehouses where orders are prepared by pickers and packers for delivery.

Earlier this year, Carrefour purchased a minority stake in Cajoo.

Customers can order from almost 2,000 daily essentials, including fruit and vegetables, dry goods and cleaning supplies.

Over the next few weeks, the partners plan to introduce the 15-minute service to other French cities, including Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Lille and Montpellier.

Uber Delivery EMEA regional general manager Eve Henrikson in a statement said: “Over the past 18 months people have increasingly come to expect quick and reliable delivery of everyday essentials to their doorsteps.

“In Europe alone, we’ve seen a triple-digit increase in demand for grocery delivery.”

The new service will be an extension of the 18-month-old partnership between Uber and Carrefour.

As part of the deal agreed last year, the two companies have been offering 30-minute deliveries in France from Carrefour’s almost 2,000 shops available on Uber’s app.

In addition to this, Uber and Carrefour have separate accelerated delivery services agreements in place with other companies such as Deliveroo in the UK and supermarket chain Casino in France.

Last month, Uber partnered with US-based chemist chain Rite Aid to expand its on-demand delivery service nationwide.

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The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
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