Uber, Albertsons Expand Partnership
May 12, 2022
Technologies and Albertsons 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."
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