Caffè Nero is offering home delivery for the first time amid a new tie-up with Uber Eats as it looks for ways to continue trading during lockdown.
The coffee chain will now offer a range of coffee, hot drinks and food for delivery via the Uber Eats app from 40 stores by the end of May.
“Since we’ve opened some of our stores for takeaway, we’ve seen strong demand for our coffee,” Caffè Nero UK’s chief executive Will Stratton-Morris said.
“We want to be able to help those unable to visit one of our open stores enjoy our coffee without compromising the premium quality. I believe the partnership with Uber Eats allows us to do that and will continue to as we open more stores.”
It follows a similar move from Caffè Nero’s key rival Pret A Manger which launched its first ever retail range exclusively on Amazon last month in a bid to secure alternative streams of revenue while its stores remain largely shut.
Uber Eats has also seen a string of new partnerships during the pandemic as people rely on delivery companies for comforts they are used to during lockdown.
In April Wine Rack, Bargain Booze and Select Convenience stores announced the expansion of their partnership with Uber Eats aiming to sign up 200 stores across the UK by the end of May.
Earlier this week Uber Eats announced also revealed a new partnership with New Covent Garden Market to offer customers boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables directly from wholesalers “to be delivered directly to their doorstep”.