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Bestway Retail has signed a partnership with Uber Eats.

The deal sees 81 Wine Rack, Bargain Booze, Select Convenience and Central Convenience Stores throughout the UK listed on the app.

Shoppers can order a range of over 700 alcoholic drinks, snacks and other convenience products. Bestway said the initial pilot stores have been handpicked to enable it to learn quickly and understand the size of the opportunity before looking to roll out more widely across its independent retail estate. The key issue for retailers using the app would be stocking a consistent range with close to 100% availability, it said.

“As we look to broaden the reach for our Franchisee holders, this relationship with Uber Eats is an excellent opportunity to allow consumers to interact with our stores through digital solutions and to receive instant deliveries direct to their door,” said Bestway chief retail officer Andy Cresswell.

“This deal will help retailers showcase their proposition to even more consumers and will help them drive sales across key on-trend categories. For us, it’s all about being convenient, at the heart of communities.”