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Uber, BP partner in global grocery delivery partnership

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Uber and BP have announced a global delivery partnership in an attempt to expand delivery services to everyday convenience.

BP becomes the first major convenience retailer to team up with Uber on such a scale, and will connect more than 3000 retail locations with Uber Eats by 2025. 

The partnership will cover retail sites in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, the US and the UK with plans to expand operations to European markets from next year.

Emma Delaney, executive VP of customers & products at BP said: “We’ve seen how the pandemic has accelerated customer demand for delivered convenience and this partnership will allow us to scale up quickly on the Uber platform.”

Pierre Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s SVP of global delivery added: “With more than 20,500 locations around the world, BP’s reach is enormous. This makes them critical partners as we pursue our ambitions of helping consumers across the world get what they need to be delivered to their doorsteps.”

The companies will work to introduce delivery options onto BP’s own app – BPme, powered by Uber Direct. It will launch that in the UK, the US and Australia by the end of this year.

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