Uber has more than doubled the number of cities where it supplies groceries the first major expansion since the launch of the new service last year. The company’s grocery delivery on order and on schedule is now available in 400 cities, including major markets such as New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Uber’s grocery store service was downloaded in partnership with Albertsons Company, a listed owner of major grocery brands such as Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balduccin Food Lover’s Market.
The equestrian company (which is fast becoming a delivery company) expects to be able to offer grocery customers nationwide by the end of the year. Still, Uber’s work is being cut as it seeks to compete with key players in the grocery delivery industry, including Amazon and Instacart.
During the pandemic, Uber’s nuclear riding business survived as a result of lock-in orders. In response, the company quickly turned to food distribution and later groceries as it tried to find new revenue streams. Today, Uber continues to rely heavily on cash for its distribution products as it seeks to make up for the nationwide driver shortage. Of course, delivery will not work without drivers either.
To support the expansion of grocery deliveries, Uber has acquired several smaller startups in recent months, including Postmates, Corner shopand Dry, as it seeks to expand its delivery options. In addition to Albertsons, also Uber partnership with Gopuff to begin delivery, which specializes in the supply of “essential” or “immediate” products, such as liquor, beauty and pet products, snacks and over-the-counter medicines.
Using Uber like the old school way to get aboard somewhere is more expensive than ever before. Prices will rise by as much as 40 percent with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshah grant New York times in a recent interview, the price is not “where it needs to be right now”.
It remains to be seen how the shortage will affect prices for its grocery delivery plans. (Uber promises free shipping on orders over $ 30 to its Uber Pass members.) Khosrowshahi said the company’s second-quarter margins, due out on August 4, will “damage” the company’s efforts to attract drivers. back with financial incentives.