Albertsons Companies and Uber Eats have expanded their partnership, allowing for more customers to have own brand products from the retailer’s banner stores delivered.
First covered by Store Brands’ sister publication Progressive Grocer, the expanded partnership will include more than 2,000 of the grocer’s banner stores nationwide, including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Tom Thumb and Randalls. The expansion makes Uber Eats available at nearly 800 new Albertson banner locations for the first time ever in such states as Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont and Rhode Island.
“Our growing partnership with Uber Eats brings new convenience to shopping our stores,” said Amber Kappa, VP of business development and innovation, digital at Albertsons. “Our goal is to make it easier for people to get their groceries, so they can focus on the goodness of sharing a meal.”
In addition to stores being found within Uber Eats’ grocery category, consumers can order items for delivery through “express” lanes within the app’s convenience section. Uber One members pay no delivery fee on all convenience orders from Albertsons “express” stores with a $15 minimum purchase.
Later this year, consumers can take advantage of Albertsons member pricing and promotions on grocery orders from the grocer’s banners, where available. Local banner loyalty program members, including Albertsons for U and Safeway for U, will be able to link their accounts in the Uber Eats app to earn loyalty points on purchases.
“Together with Albertsons, we’re evolving the ways we can get groceries — and so much more — to people’s doorsteps across the country,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, head of grocery at San Francisco-based Uber. “Since launching our U.S. grocery category in 2020, we have seen a huge appetite for easy, fast delivery from trusted retailers, and with this expanded partnership, we’re excited to serve more people with even more choice and convenience on Uber Eats.”
Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons operates 2,276 retail stores with 1,722 pharmacies, 402 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 20 manufacturing facilities.