// Sainsbury’s in early talks with Uber Eats to launch grocery delivery, according to The Telegraph
// Tie-up would allow shoppers to order convenience staples such as bread or milk and have them delivered
// News comes a week after Sainsbury’s revealed hot takeaway delivery partnership through Deliveroo
Sainsbury’s is reportedly in early talks with Uber Eats about launching a basic groceries delivery service for customers.
According to The Telegraph, the tie-up would see Sainsbury’s supply convenience grocery staples such as bread and milk through the service.
The news comes a week after Sainsbury’s announced a two-month trial with Deliveroo to deliver freshly baked pizzas straight from the supermarket counter to customers’ homes.
Meanwhile, Uber Eats is already looking to expand beyond hot takeaway food delivery and is reportedly in talks with consumer goods giant Unilver and drinks business Diageo about a partnership.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We talk to many companies about potential partnerships that could help our customers access convenient and affordable products.”
An Uber Eats spokesman said: “We’re in conversations with a number of the supermarkets around Europe.”
The news comes amid a wave of grocery retailers forging partnerships with major food delivery firms.
Earlier this month, Asda expanded its partnership with Just Eat to offer customers the chance to order groceries that would be delivered to their door in just 30 minutes.
The Walmart-owned grocer said it was trialling the service in addition to the food delivery service already in place that allows shoppers to order freshly cooked pizzas from Asda stores.
The Co-op is also working with Deliveroo, and M&S grabbed headlines earlier this year after announcing a major deal with Ocado that will see the bellwether retailer dip into online food delivery for the first time.
Meanwhile, Waitrose recently signed a deal with Today Development Partners to develop a £1 billion online grocery business.