Co-op and Just Eat to serve up home delivery partnership

Co-op, the Manchester-based retail group, has teamed up with food delivery business Just Eat to launch an on-demand delivery partnership.

Initially rolling-out to 50 stores early next year, the service is expected to expand to more than 1,000 Co-op stores by spring 2023.

Through the tie-up, shoppers will be able to order items from Co-op for speedy delivery in as little as under 30 minutes via the Just Eat app and website.

Amy Heather, strategic accounts director, Just Eat UK, said: “We’re excited to launch our partnership with Co-op to offer convenience grocery from their stores to customers across the UK.

“The partnership will bring our customers access to a wide range of fantastic Co-op products delivered to their home within minutes.

“This partnership is another example of Just Eat’s commitment to grocery in the UK and we know that Co-op will be a popular addition for our customers.”

Chris Conway, eCommerce director, Co-op, said: “Co-op stores are well placed in local communities to provide quick, easy and convenient home deliveries – whether a full shop or last-minute top-ups.

“We are committed to exploring new and innovative ways to increase access to our products and services and, with our members and customers leading busy lives, ease, speed and convenience is a cornerstone of our approach.”

Chris said the move will enable Co-op to ‘deliver’ further flexible options online with increased choice and availability in its communities, “however and whenever customers choose to shop with us”.

Just Eat says it is the largest food delivery platform in the UK. Its grocery estate has expanded to more than 70% of households and Just Eat already supports in excess of 30,000 grocery and convenience stores on its platforms globally.

This includes partnerships with brands such as GETIR, ASDA, Ahold, Carrefour, Booker, Spar, Shell, 7-Eleven, Marqt, PLUS, Pascual Group, Galp, Kibus, Taste of America, Delicatessen Argentina and The Beer Store.

In August this year the Co-op announced it was expanding its on-demand online home delivery service through a link-up with Uber Eats.

The partnership aimed at working from around 1,000 Co-op food stores by the end of the year, with groceries delivered in as little as 30 minutes.