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Uber Just Took Convenience to a New Level by Entering the Grocery Delivery Game

Need a ride? Call Uber. Need a steak burrito bowl from Chipotle? Call Uber. Need groceries? Now, you can call Uber.

Uber officially does it all. According to The Takeout, the ridesharing company is expanding its services beyond just delivering your favorite meal––now you can get your groceries dropped off at your front door. 

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced on Twitter that the brand is purchasing a majority stake in Cornershop, a grocery-delivery company based in Latin America and Canada. The deal is set to be finalized in early 2020. 

“We’re excited to partner with the team at Cornershop to scale their vision, and look forward to working with them to bring grocery delivery to millions of consumers on the Uber platform,” said Khosrowshahi, according to The New York Times.

But don’t fret my fellow Americans, because Uber plans to debut its delivery services to the U.S. next year. Lately, third-party delivery companies have been making changes to their apps, implementing innovative ways to deliver food and forming new partnerships with restaurants to adhere to the current consumer craving––convenience.  

It looks as if Amazon has a new competitor. Kind of brings a new meaning to ‘hunger games,’ doesn’t it?.

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