has announced the first major expansion of its in the United States. The company is more than doubling the number of service areas this week north of 400 cities and towns. It now serves several major markets through the Uber and Uber Eats app, including San Francisco, New York City and Washington DC.
The rapid expansion has been partly fueled by a collaboration with its 1200 supermarkets across the country. Albertsons owns brands including Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Tom Thumb and Randalls. Uber also offers delivery from regional chains such as Southeastern Grocers and New York’s Red Apple Group. Uber Pass and Eats Pass subscribers do not need to pay delivery fees for food orders over $ 30.
Food delivery has become an important component of Uber’s activity during the hardest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the number of rides people were taking has dropped significantly. The company is also the one that has led to higher prices for travel. Uber has bought several delivery startups in the last two years to fuel its growth in that sector, such as Cornershop, and.
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