Uber Expands Grocery Capabilities with Albertsons Partnership

Uber recently fully acquired Cornershop, and now it is expanding exponentially across the U.S.

It was just announced this past week that Cornershop is now pairing with Albertsons Companies to further expand their grocery capabilities.

Now Uber and Uber Eats customers will benefit from this partnership.

Cornershop is currently available in over 400 cities across the U.S. including Miami, Dallas, New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Phoenix with more to come throughout 2021.

Albertsons Companies, including banners Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls and more, joins regional leaders like Southeastern Grocers and New York’s Red Apple Group on the Uber platform, available to consumers within the Uber and Uber Eats apps.

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“This past year has been one of incredible growth for grocery delivery,” Raj Beri, Uber’s Global Head of Grocery and New Verticals:

 “Today nearly 3 million consumers order groceries and other essentials each month through Uber and we’re just getting started. By adding thousands of beloved grocers to our selection this year, we are fast-tracking our efforts to help Americans get everything they need from their favorite supermarket, delivered to their doorsteps.”

What This News Means for Drivers

With Cornershop continually expanding, that gives Uber’s delivery drivers more opportunities to earn with a diversified platform. Uber’s couriers and drivers can drive passengers, pick up restaurant deliveries or complete grocery orders in certain markets.

And since it’s continuing to expand into more grocery markets across the U.S., this just gives more drivers more opportunities.

Read more about Cornershop with our review article.

As the world continues to evolve both naturally and due to the pandemic, Uber is pivoting its focus to make sure they are a one-stop shop for their customers’ wants and needs. This is part of Uber’s bigger plan to be the number one “go, get” platform out there – the one stop resource for everyone and everything.

However, this new partnership does not mean customers and drivers only have Uber as an option when it comes to pairing with Albertsons for grocery delivery. It was announced back in June that DoorDash and Albertsons also had a partnership forming.

It hasn’t been announced how/if these two relationships will overlap or intertwine when it comes to Albertsons deliveries.

If you’re not signed up to drive for Uber or Cornershop yet, this might be a great opportunity to do so!

Do you prefer grocery shopping to rideshare driving? Why or why not?

-Paula @ RSG