Costcutter bags delivery deal with Uber Eats

Costcutter Uber Eats Sean Russell
The online grocery sector is worth about £11.6bn, though this still only amounts to 6% of the UK’s £193bn grocery market
// Costcutter enters partnership with takeaway app Uber Eats
// Costcutter has over 1700 stores in the UK

Costcutter has struck a deal with delivery service Uber Eats in a bid to ease the shopping service for its customers.

The partnership means over 1700 Costcutter stores will be able to sell everyday items via the Uber Eats app, The Telegraph reported.

This follows Asda’s initiative to launch an express grocery delivery service with Just Eat, while Co-op is working with Deliveroo.

READ MORE: Co-op’s £15m takeover bid for Costcutter rejected

“We’ve responded to strong demand for real-time delivery and taken the lead in the convenience sector to give our retailers another point of difference in a highly competitive sector,” Costcutter marketing director Sean Russell said.

Uber Eats UK general manager Toussaint Wattinne said: “Grocery is a massive opportunity and it’s one that complements well the offering that we have today.

“Our ambition is to offer a wide range of food choices in a convenient and fast way.”

Wattinne added: “One of the benefits of convenience is that you have a high density of stores available, so we are able to deliver very quickly to shoppers across the UK.”

Last year, the Co-op expressed an interest in acquiring Costcutter in a £15 million deal.

However, Costcutter owner Bibby Line rejected the potential takeover move as it was considering bids of at least £50 million, well above Co-op’s attempt.

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