Carrefour to use Glovo for half hour deliveries

French retail giant Carrefour and international couriers Glovo have announced a partnership where they will work together on a half hour delivery service.

The service is to operate in France, Spain, Italy and Argentina, with exclusive rights in France. It is to operate seven days a week and be available to urban customers, and begin in early October.

The partnership is a new step in Carrefour’s ambition to develop a unique omnichannel model and become the leader in food e-commerce, adding to its existing services including Express Delivery in France.

Spain based Glovo is one of the world’s fastest growing on-demand delivery companies. It now works into 186 cities across 26 countries. The deal with Carrefour is for Glovo to use its fleets of cycle and motor scooter vehicles for half hour deliveries.

The half hour delivery service is to begin in Paris, Valencia, Milan, Rome and Buenose Aires. The service is to be rolled out internationally thereafter.

“Carrefour is constantly looking for ways to deliver innovative services that make customers’ daily shopping experience easier. With this new partnership, Glovo and Carrefour will offer a 30-minute home delivery service that complements their existing e-commerce offers and allows them to address the needs of new customers,” said Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Executive Director of Ecommerce, Data and Digital Transformation at Carrefour.”

Oscar Pierre, CEO and co-founder of Glovo, said: “Glovo is enjoying strong growth and has big ambitions. Our goal is to make grocery shopping faster, smoother and more convenient than ever before for the customer. Our partnership with Carrefour will allow us to do this, building on this new vertical and helping us drive growth further around the world.”

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