Shell forecourt stores and Uber Eats partner up
Uber Eats has taken further strides in the grocery delivery wars by sealing a contract for hundreds of Shell garages across the UK.
It is the latest move by the company to significantly expand its grocery delivery business and take on rivals Deliveroo and Just Eat.
Some 340 forecourt stores are joining the delivery platform after the company left a partnership with Deliveroo. More than 250 of the stores are available for orders 24 hours a day.
More than 750 products will be available to order to consumers’ doors including products from Little Waitrose, Jamie Oliver Deli and Budgens concessions. Customers can also order packs of cigarettes and alcohol via the app. Some 183 Shell locations were available to order from on the app from Thursday – including in London, Manchester and Glasgow – with a further 158 stores to join “in the coming months.”
Grocery delivery is a growing category with Uber Eats reporting 400% growth in the past year.
Bernie Williamson, UK general manager for retail at Shell said: “With Uber Eats, we’re able to reach even more customers and expand our delivery services across the UK. We offer our customers convenience on-the-go and with this new collaboration we can now also offer a wide selection of food and essentials, available for delivery to your door in less than 30 minutes.”