Uber has announced it is expanding its partnership with French retailer Carrefour to debut a 15 minute grocery delivery service in Paris.
The collaboration, Carrefour Sprint, is now available via the Uber Eats app, allowing shoppers to choose from almost 2000 grocery essentials including fruit and vegetables, dry goods and household goods.
The service operates through a network of dark stores, a collection of small warehouses where pickers and packers prepare orders for delivery, run by French start up Cajoo.
Uber said they plan to expand Carrefour Sprint across France in other cities including Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille and Montpellier in the coming weeks.
The rapid delivery market continues to grow across Europe and Carrefour Sprint will be competing with the likes of Getir, Gorillas, Yandex and Zapp.
“Over the past 18 months people have increasingly come to expect quick and reliable delivery of everyday essentials to their doorsteps – in Europe alone we’ve seen a triple-digit increase in demand for grocery delivery,” Uber Delivery EMEA regional manager Eve Henrikson said.
“Through our smart partnership with Carrefour, we are expanding our offering to meet the increasing consumer appetite for on-demand groceries in Europe.
“From offering 30 min delivery on thousands of items to 15 min delivery on a smaller selection of instant needs products, this is another step in our vision to become people’s everyday choice for instant access to local commerce.”
“As the leader in home shopping delivery in France, Carrefour aims to meet all customer expectations, including quick commerce,” Carrefour Group executive director of e-commerce data and digital transformation Elodie Perthuisot.
“With the launch of Carrefour Sprint, we are providing consumers with a competitive offer, capitalizing on the expertise of Carrefour and its partners.
“We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Uber Eats and to accelerate the development of Cajoo’s activities.”