Uber Eats is now doing groceries. Launched in January 2021.
“It’s really bringing us closer to our vision of being this one-stop shop for all customers’ food occasions,” Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery, said of the move into grocery delivery.
Uber is entering a crowded field that includes Instacart, which reportedly just turned profitable and is now valued at $13.7 billion, as well as Amazon Fresh. Thousands of independent retailers are launching online platforms as grocery e-commerce surged past an estimated $7 billion in total sales in June. U.S. shoppers have also shown a preference for store pickup during the pandemic from chains like Kroger and Walmart.