York based Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) has launched a nationwide partnership with Uber Eats, introducing last mile delivery to the symbol sector.
The partnership will enable their network of UK based retailers to sign up to Uber Eats through CSG, benefitting from a favourable package, including discounted sign up costs and superior margins.
The move marks Uber Eats’ first partnership in the UK convenience sector and follows an extensive trial in a number of the Group’s stores across London and the South East.
Participating retailers saw an average £1,500 added to their monthly retail sales. Using CSG’s Shopper First dashboard – which give their retailers unique insights into their local shopper behaviours – they can tailor the range they offer to meet their shopper needs and maximise sales.
A wide range of products will be available for delivery on the Uber Eats app, including everyday essentials such as milk, butter and bread, “meal for tonight” options, along with soft and alcoholic drinks and sweet treats.
Toussaint Wattinne, general manager of Uber Eats in the UK, said: “At Uber Eats, we are always striving to offer the best and most convenient selection for our customers that fits their lifestyles. We’re thrilled to offer local Costcutter Supermarkets Group retailers’ array of great value products at the touch of a button, delivered directly to customers’ doors.”
Sean Russell, marketing director for Costcutter, said: “With 28 per cent of food and groceries now purchased online in the UK, our partnership with Uber Eats is a great way to reach new customers and demonstrates our continued commitment to helping our independent retailers thrive. 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 Supermarkets Group retailers are able to sign up to the platform from today and a series of regional roadshows will be held around the country in the coming weeks to demonstrate how retailers can embrace and maximise this sales opportunity.