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 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, 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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