Co-op’s has partnered with Uber Eats to expand swift home delivery to 1,000 stores. The move will enable customers to order groceries via the Uber Eats app and have them delivered from their local Co-op store within 30 minutes.
The service is starting to be rolled out this week and is expected to be completed by the end of September. Customers will then be able to order from a range of more than 6,000 items stocked by their local Co-op store.
Chris Conway, Co-op’s ecommerce director, says: “We are committed to offering quality and value with Co-op’s ease, speed and convenience. As a convenience retailer, we know the ability to pop into a local Co-op will always be important to customers, but we also know that fast and flexible options online are important to shoppers too – and so by using our stores located in the heart of communities to provide rapid home deliveries, we can meet customer needs and make shopping easier, however, wherever and whenever our Members and customers choose to shop with us.”
Alex Troughton, Head of Commerce at Uber Eats UK comments: We are delighted to be partnering with Co-op, one of the most popular grocery retailers in the UK. Our mission is to be the platform of choice across the UK, and with this partnership, more customers will be able to order all their grocery needs at the touch of the button. So whether you are in need of some dinner inspiration or looking to do the weekly shop, Uber Eats and Co-op have got you covered.”
Co-op launched its own grocery ecommerce site in 2019 and expanded it swiftly during the pandemic as well as joining with delivery partners including Uber Eats and Deliveroo. The site has seen over 40 consecutive months of growth. Co-op has ambitions to increase its online business to £300m this year.