Smart & Final Partners With Uber on Alcohol, Grocery Delivery

173 West Coast stores now offer on-demand shopping
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Smart & Final Stores Inc. has forged a new partnership with Uber Technologies Inc. to expand its on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery to customers across the West Coast.

As of today, 173 Smart & Final stores in ArizonaCalifornia and Nevada are available to shop through Uber and Uber Eats, with plans to onboard all of Smart & Final’s 254 locations, the company said.

In addition to groceries, Smart & Final also plans to offer alcohol to customers through Uber Eats. Alcohol is now available for delivery in California, with plans to expand the offering to Arizona and Nevada later this year.

“Consumers are increasingly looking for easy and convenient ways to shop, and this new partnership with Uber allows Smart & Final to bring our more than 3,000 club store items, farm-fresh produce, organic products and even alcohol to new and existing shoppers via a convenient on-demand experience,” said Joe VanDette, Smart & Final group VP, marketing and digital, in a statement. “Smart & Final is committed to providing our customers, whether they be in-store or at home, the opportunity to save time and money without a membership fee.”

Based outside Los Angeles in Commerce, Calif., Smart & Final’s 254 store locations offer products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money without a membership fee, the company said. Its larger format stores, Smart & Final Extra, combine the warehouse store with traditional grocery offerings such as fresh produce and natural and organic options, to provide a one-stop shop. 

“Grocery continues to be a rapid area of growth for us this year with millions of consumers ordering groceries and other essentials through Uber each month,” said Oskar Hjertonsson, head of grocery for Uber. “By partnering with grocers like Smart & Final, we’re able to meet our customer’s demands for more high-quality products, including alcohol, at value prices delivered seamlessly, right to their door.”

Since its grocery launch in July 2020, Uber said it has seen consistent growth in the U.S. for the category. In November, the San Francisco-based company launched a membership program with a grocery discount.




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