Uber Launches New Grocery Delivery Service Uber Direct
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - It’s all hands on deck in the grocery sector as operators from all industry’s come together to support this essential workforce. While Uber had previously been connected to the food business through Uber Eats, the delivery service is now joining the fight to fortify grocery retail. Launching a new program, Uber aims to contribute to the safe and healthy distribution of fresh groceries.
“This is just a start: We’ll continue to leverage our technology to quickly adapt and meet the changing needs of our business partners and customers, wherever they are,” the company stated in a news release.
Through the new Uber Direct platform, shoppers can order groceries online from select grocers and have them delivered contact free. To build out this delivery service, the company has partnered with multiple operators across the select markts such as New York City, Portugal, and Australia.
"Uber Direct builds upon Uber Eats’ recent expansion into grocery and convenience store delivery," Uber continued in its statement. "We’ve heard from retailers and manufacturers around the world looking to introduce delivery through Uber, as an operationally efficient way to reach their customers or manage internal delivery needs."
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