Deliveroo extends partnership with Carrefour

French grocery giant Carrefour has signed up for Deliveroo to deliver groceries to its customers in France. Deliveroo already works with Carrefour in Belgium, Italy and Spain.

Beginning this week, Carrefour is offering Deliveroo delivery in under 30 minutes to its customers in Paris, with plans to expand into 10 other major cities across the country in the coming months. Deliveroo is to offer around 1,000 items for delivery from the supermarket chain.

Elodie Perthuisot, the Carrefour Group’s Executive Director of E-Commerce, Data and Digital Transformation said: “This international partnership marks a new stage in the development of our e-commerce. It allows us to significantly expand the reach of our services at a crucial time of market acceleration.Having our Carrefour stores on the Deliveroo platform in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain also raises our profile alongside our own e-commerce services and the other partnerships we have already entered into at local level.”

Ajay Lakhwani – Global VP for Groceries & Commercial Partnerships at the Deliveroo Group said: “On demand grocery is a fast growing market and one of Deliveroo’s strategic priorities. We are very happy to be able to team up with Carrefour, and together bring on-demand groceries to consumers. We are excited about partnering with Carrefour to make the best of their amazing food, their expertise and their proven track-record for operational excellence, combined with Deliveroo’s leading delivery service and consumer experience. This will allow us to bring a wider choice to customers, so they can turn to Deliveroo whatever the occasion.”

This good news comes for Deliveroo as it battles with a steeply falling share price due to poor relations with much of its delivery workforce, having selected the gig-economy model to minimise workforce costs.

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