SAN FRANCISCO – Uber and Albertsons Cos. have expanded their partnership to include more than 2,000 of the grocer’s banner stores nationwide, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls and more through Uber Eats. This expansion brings nearly 800 new locations to Uber Eats including to consumers in Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, and Rhode Island for the very first time.
To enable this growth, Albertsons Cos. stores are more accessible within the Uber Eats app than ever before. Now, in addition to stores being found within Uber Eats’ grocery category, consumers can order their favorite items for delivery through ‘express’ lanes within the convenience section of the app. Uber One members benefit from $0 Delivery Fee on all convenience orders from Albertsons Cos ‘express’ stores with $15 minimum purchase.
“Together with Albertsons, we’re evolving the ways we can get groceries—and so much more—to people’s doorsteps across the country,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, Head of Grocery at Uber. “Since launching our U.S. grocery category in 2020 we have seen a huge appetite for easy, fast delivery from trusted retailers, and with this expanded partnership we’re excited to serve more people with even more choice and convenience on Uber Eats.”
“Our growing partnership with Uber Eats brings new convenience to shopping our stores,” said Amber Kappa, Vice President of Business Development & Innovation, Digital at Albertsons Companies. “Our goal is to make it easier for people to get their groceries, so they can focus on the goodness of sharing a meal.”
Later this year, consumers can take advantage of Albertsons Cos. member pricing and promotions on Albertsons grocery orders where available. Local banner loyalty program members, including Albertsons for U and Safeway for U, can link their account in the Uber Eats app to earn loyalty points on purchases.
This expansion marks Uber’s ongoing commitment to the retail and grocery categories. Since launching its grocery offering in July 2020, the company has seen consistent growth in the U.S. In the last year alone, Uber has added more than 120,000 non-restaurant merchants to the platform in the U.S. – a 64% year-over-year increase. In the U.S. and around the world, Uber is uniquely poised to meet consumers’ growing desire to get the things they need from grocery stores and other merchants in an on-demand fashion within hours—if not minutes—rather than days.
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