The Co-op Group is working to secure a third of the UK’s quick convenience sector, as it expands its partnership with Just Eat.
The collaboration between the Co-op and Just Eat is set to reach almost 1,000 stores by the end of May, following a successful trial introduced at the end of 2022. Co-op has reported that more than 80% of the UK population will have access to Co-op groceries online by the end of this year, through its online shop and with partners.
Chris Conway, ecommerce director, Co-op, said: “Co-op is combining its physical and digital routes to market stores to further expand and grow its online reach. With our stores located in the heart of local communities, closer to where our Members and customers live and work – we continually look to create increased flexible options online.
“Our partnership with Just Eat continues to go from strength to strength, enabling Co-op to deliver further online choice with increased ease, speed and convenience, whenever and wherever our members and customers choose to shop with us.”
Last year, the Co-op saw a rise in its online revenues by 24%, and over the last six months expanded its use of autonomous grocery deliveries, with self-driving robots operating in parts of Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leeds and, most recently, Greater Manchester.
Amy Heather, strategic accounts director at Just Eat UK, added: “Our partnership offers convenience grocery delivery from store to door across the UK – bringing access to a wide range of fantastic Co-op products which are delivered to our customers homes within minutes. This partnership is another example of Just Eat’s commitment to grocery in the UK and Co-op is proving to be a popular addition for our customers.”