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Smart & Final partners with Uber for alcohol and grocery delivery

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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.

To date, 173 Smart & Final stores in Arizona, California and Nevada are available to purchase through Uber and Uber Eats, with plans to integrate 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 simple and convenient ways to shop, and this new partnership with Uber enables Smart & Final to offer more than 3,000 items from our club store, farm-fresh produce, organic products and even alcohol to new and existing shoppers through a convenient, on-demand experience,” said Joe VanDette, Smart & Final’s group vice president, marketing and digital, in a statement. is committed to providing our customers, whether in-store or at home, with the opportunity to save time and money with no membership fees.”

Based out of Los Angeles in Commerce, Calif., Smart & Final’s 254 stores offer products in a variety of sizes, saving customers time and money with no membership fees. , 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 growth area for us this year with millions of consumers ordering groceries and other essentials through Uber every month,” said Grocery Manager Oskar Hjertonsson. at Uber. “By partnering with grocers like Smart & Final, we are able to meet our customers’ demands for higher quality products, including alcohol, at great prices, delivered seamlessly, directly to their door.”

Since launching its grocery store in July 2020, Uber said it has seen consistent growth in the United States for the category. In November, the San Francisco-based company launched a membership program with a discount on groceries.