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Uber Adds Grocery Delivery to Service Offerings

Ride-hailing and meal delivery company, Uber, adds grocery delivery in the U.S. this month through its main app and Uber Eats.

 The rollout will begin in Dallas and Miami, where the company soft-launched with partner Cornershop, before expanding to other cities.

It was launched in 19 cities across Latin America and Canada. The company is partnering with chain grocers as well as regional players. In Montreal and Toronto, shoppers can receive deliveries from Walmart and Metro stores.

Uber is partnering with chain grocers and independent shops and says it will offer retailers valuable tools, such as inventory management and order-picking technology.

“It’s really bringing us closer to our vision of being this one-stop-shop for all customers’ food occasions,” Raj Beri, Uber’s Global Head of Grocery, said of the move into grocery delivery.

“The maturity and adoption rate of online grocery has significantly accelerated. There are a lot of customers that are or will be trying grocery delivery for the first time, and it’s important now to engage with the customers, as well as the merchants,” Beri added.

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