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Sainsbury’s has partnered with UberEats and Deliveroo to offer a rapid delivery service with products delivered to customers within 25 minutes

Sainsbury’s has partnered with UberEats and Deliveroo to offer customers a rapid delivery service to their doorstep in an average time of less than 25 minutes.

The partnership launches this week in the Camden superstore in north London for Uber Eats and in Hammersmith, west London for Deliveroo will be rolled out to nine stores across the UK in coming weeks.

Customers ordering from the app will have the groceries delivered within 25 minutes and will be able to choose from more than 1,000 Sainsbury’s own label and branded products including; Taste the Difference ready meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, Free-From products and store cupboard essentials.

The service has been introduced to offer customers greater flexibility and access to a range of convenient meal solutions, essential products and treats.

The new partnership provides shoppers with a convenient, contactless and cash-free option when shopping for their favourite products.

If successful, the partnership may be extended to more Sainsbury’s stores.

Nigel Blunt, Sainsbury’s Director of eCommerce, told FEMAIL: We are doing everything we can to find new ways to serve even more of our customers with online grocery deliveries. Complementing our Chop Chop fast delivery service, which delivers groceries to customers within 60 minutes, working with Uber Eats will offer another way for customers to get Sainsbury’s groceries delivered to their door quickly, conveniently and safely.

Toussaint Wattinne, Uber Eats General Manager, said: I am delighted to be partnering with Sainsbury’s in the UK, which will enable customers to quickly and conveniently order over 1000 items including fruit and veg, store essentials, and even flowers. This partnership will offer even more choices for customers using the Uber Eats app.

The Uber Eats food delivery app is available in more than 120 towns and cities across the UK.

Sainsbury’s is also offering an on-demand delivery service via Deliveroo from its North End Crescent Local store in Hammersmith, before extending the trial to a further nine stores across the UK over the coming weeks.

Deliveroo, which works with 44,000 restaurants and 35,000 riders in the UK, has seen rapid growth and expansion in on-demand convenience and grocery delivery in recent months and is keen to build on this momentum and has 16 new on-demand convenience and grocery partnerships in the UK this year, including Waitrose, Aldi and Morrisson’s.

The company has also announced a new partnership with Pret, Co-op and leading suppliers such as Sheringhams, to deliver thousands of free meals to families in need this half-term and in the run up to Christmas. Deliveroo will deliver surplus food, juices, healthy snacks, cereals and fresh fruit and veg to the Felix Project and FareShare, who will then distribute it to frontline charities, food banks and families.

Blunt said: At Sainsbury’s we’re always on the lookout for how we can make our customers lives easier and we know how much they value being able to get groceries delivered to their doors quickly, conveniently, and safely. Since March we’ve more than doubled our grocery online capacity and by working with Deliveroo we can serve even more shoppers this way.

Ajay Lakhwani, Vice President of New Business, Deliveroo said: We are delighted to announce this new trial with Sainsbury’s. Deliveroo’s on-demand grocery partnerships have proven vital for so many people during this difficult period, allowing families to get the food and household items they need and want quickly.

He said, we are excited to develop this trial in the weeks ahead and offer Sainsbury’s amazing products to customers across the UK.

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