Source: McColl’s

It follows a trial that took place in December last year

McColl’s is set to roll out its partnership with Uber Eats to 400 stores by March.

The convenience retailer expects to have 135 stores on board with Uber Eats by Christmas and comes on the back of an existing trial at nine stores, which kicked off a year ago.

McColl’s launched a partnership with Deliveroo in April but The Grocer understands this is now coming to an end with those stores now set to transition to Uber Eats.

Customers can order for delivery within 30 minutes from a 500-strong range including grocery essentials, soft drinks, confectionery, snacks, beer, wine, toiletries and household goods.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Uber Eats as we develop our customer offer to meet the growing demand for last-mile home delivery of high-quality convenience goods across the UK,” said McColl’s CEO Jonathan Miller.

“The partnership is in line with our strategy to further strengthen our customer offer by making it easier than ever for customers to get their daily essentials, as well as helping to attract the younger generation of customers.”

Uber Eats UK GM Toussaint Wattinne said: “We are very excited about this new partnership with McColl’s that will bring everyday convenience goods directly to people’s doors.

“During the pandemic, demand for everyday essentials has grown exponentially, and with this partnership we hope that more people will be able to safely and quickly get access to all their daily essentials.”