In a very significant development, the former food delivery app that enabled door-step delivery of a wide variety of cooked meals, connecting consumers and restaurants, has now revved up its business objective with rife contemplation to venture in online grocery delivery. The chances of its exponential growth in the near future cannot be ignored, especially when global populace is facing the brunt of a deadly pandemic, making complete lockdown and social distancing as the new normal. In recent developments, envisioning a strong foothold in online grocery delivery space, Uber Eats is touted to enter into commercial agreements with Carrefour, a popular supermarket in France.
The store has an extensive networking potential and is currently evaluating its scope for establishing long term commitments with grocery retailers across Brazil and France. With ongoing developments in place, the collaborative efforts of Correfour and Uber Eats are aimed at establishing a robust delivery network, promising online grocery delivery in a short span of 30 minutes. The very first effort of Uber Eats in experimenting with grocery delivery was first unveiled in Australia last year. Hence, under the global pandemic crisis, Uber Eats is contemplating market expansion.
Its delivery partner, France based Carrefour already boasts of online grocery app in collaboration with Glovo. This recent partnership with Uber Eats is anticipated to scale up its presence with novel partnerships with grocery retailers, also diversifying product portfolio with veggies, fruits, meat, sea food and the like.
Further developments center out Uber Eats probable partnership deals with convenience stores, pet stores as well as drug stores. Besides the app based services for the tech-savvy, Uber Eats is also likely to launch phone based services for consumers with limited internet access or smartphone ownership such as geriatric and rural population.