Grocery Outlet Announces Partnership With Uber; RJ Sheedy and Oskar Hjertonsson Discuss
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Grocery Outlet has been making headlines as of late, as we reported on the company's first quarter 2022 results just last week. Now, the retailer is making waves once more as it announced its partnership with Uber Technologies to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery.
"We are excited about the long-term potential of our eCommerce initiative at Grocery Outlet and this new partnership with Uber," said RJ Sheedy, President of Grocery Outlet. "We think it's important to make our great-value products available across another platform and to a greater audience, introducing Grocery Outlet to customers who may not have shopped with us before."
According to a press release, 72 Grocery Outlet stores across California, Oregon, and Washington are now available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats. Customers who participate in the pilot will reportedly receive a $0 Delivery Fee on their first Grocery Outlet order of $30 or more.
Since launching its grocery services in July 2020, Uber has seen consistent growth in the United States. The company is uniquely poised to meet consumers' growing desire to get groceries delivered in an on-demand fashion.
"Our goal is to provide a reliable and affordable grocery delivery option that works for everyone, no matter your budget," said Oskar Hjertonsson, Head of Grocery at Uber. "We see our partnership with Grocery Outlet as an opportunity to do just that by delivering customers the brands they like at the Grocery Outlet prices they love, on-demand, right to their door."
What other grocers will be expanding their delivery capabilities? Stay tuned as we report.