July 9, 2020
Christian Biron

Need More Grocery Delivery Options During the Pandemic? Uber Grocery Delivery is Coming!

With a surge in Covid cases (especially Spigot, Inc.‘s home – Florida) it’s much less appealing to go to the grocery store and way more appealing to get groceries delivered. Unfortunately – everyone feels the same way so sometimes it’s tough to get a delivery. Good news came in today from Uber – they’re starting a delivery service too! Now you won’t just have to rely on instacart & Shipt! Uber hasn’t released it in the US yet, but it’s coming soon – AND Amazon also offers delivery through Whole Foods as another alternative.

According to an article in Cnet – Uber is  rolling out this new service in collaboration with the Chile-based grocery delivery startup Cornershop, which Uber bought a majority investment in last October. The acquisition has been approved by the Chilean authorities but is still pending regulatory approval in Mexico. “Our vision is of being a one-stop-shop for all of our customers on food occasions,” Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery, said in a press call. “We want to make sure we’re able to get groceries to customers as conveniently and quickly as possible.”

Cnet also stated – While its rides business has plummeted, Uber said its restaurant delivery service Uber Eats has seen orders go up more than 100% since the same period last year. And in the more than 30 countries where Uber has been experimenting with grocery delivery, it said it’s seen a 176% increase in grocery orders since February. Cornershop said it’s now doing more than 1 million orders a month.

Spigot, Inc. employees are anxiously awaiting the day we are able to get back into the office and have lunch together – but for now, this will have to do!

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