Uber announces integrated grocery delivery with Cornershop

8 July 2020 (Last Updated September 7th, 2020 06:38)

Ridesharing service provider Uber has partnered with Chile-based online grocery delivery start-up Cornershop.

Uber announces integrated grocery delivery with Cornershop
Select Latin American and Canadian cities can order groceries through the Uber and Uber Eats apps. Credit: Yuya Tamai.

Ridesharing service provider Uber has partnered with Chile-based online grocery delivery start-up Cornershop.

Under the partnership, shoppers can now order groceries via Uber and Uber Eats apps in select Latin American and Canadian cities.

The product integration is in line with the companies’ agreement reached in October last year. Both the parties agreed for Uber to buy a majority stake in Cornershop.

Subject to regulatory approval in Chile, Uber’s majority investment in Cornershop is expected to be completed in the next few days, outside of Mexico.

Mexican Competition Authority COFECE is evaluating the final component of the investment.

Uber grocery global head Raj Beri said: “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.

“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 favourite local restaurants, and we are thrilled to bring our product expertise to the world of grocery alongside the Cornershop team.”

Later this month, the company is planning to expand the grocery delivery service to the US.

Uber introduced the service after grocery delivery experiments with more than 9,500 merchants in over 30 countries on Uber Eats.

Since February, the company saw its online grocery orders increase by 176%.

It also plans to roll out improvements to the grocery experience globally, throughout the summer of 2020 and beyond.