Just Eat has teamed up with corner shop chain One Stop as it continues to expand into the growing grocery delivery market.
The food delivery firm has strengthened its position in the groceries-on-demand space following the new partnership with the Tesco-owned convenience brand. The move follows a pandemic-induced boost in convenience store orders via the Just Eat app, amid Covid-19 self-isolation measures.
Around 40 One Stop stores in the UK will initially offer the service, with up to 500 essential items such as bread, milk and snacks available to order through Just Eat’s app.
There is potential for wider expansion, with Just Eat set up to offer delivery for up to 500 stores across the UK.
The news of the tie-up came just one week after Just Eat confirmed a similar partnership with supermarket giant Asda, ramping up the competition in the rapid grocery delivery space. Deliveroo had previously launched a grocery delivery service across London back in September.
“One Stop is a much-loved British convenience store at the heart of many local communities, making it a perfect partner,” said managing director of Just Eat’s UK business, Andrew Kenny.
“We’re always striving to offer our customers more choice, convenience and the very best service. This partnership enables us to do just that.”