16 December 2022
Co-op has teamed-up with Just Eat to launch an on-demand online delivery partnership, it has been announced today (Friday, 16 December), increasing access to quick convenience shopping in communities nationwide.
Initially rolling-out to 50 stores early next year, the service is expected to expand to over 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.
With thousands of products available to choose from, customers can order anything from bread and milk to meals and treats for evenings at home and, store cupboard essentials. Items are picked fresh from local Co-op stores, and delivered quickly and conveniently in the community. Shoppers will also have access to household name brands, offers and promotions and, Co-op’s award-winning, ethically sourced quality own-brand products. Just Eat will then take care of the delivery, through its growing network of couriers across the UK.
Chris Conway, eCommerce Director, Co-op, said: “Co-op stores are well placed in the heart of 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.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Just Eat, a move which will enable Co-op to ‘deliver’ further flexible options online with increased choice and availability in our communities, however, whenever and wherever our members and customers choose to shop with us.”
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.”
Co-op utilises the strategic advantage of its store footprint located in the heart of communities which act as micro-distribution hubs - with products picked fresh in the local store and delivered quickly and conveniently in the community. Co-op has rolled out its 'quick convenience' offer at pace, through its own online shop - shop.coop.co.uk - and with partners. In addition to Just Eat, this includes: Deliveroo, where Co-op is the most widely available supermarket on the Deliveroo app; Uber Eats, Amazon Prime and, Starship Technologies - where autonomous robot deliveries most recentlt expanded into Cambridge and Leeds after previously operating successfully in Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Senior Press Officer, Co-op Press Office
About Just Eat:
As the largest food delivery platform in the UK, Just Eat is committed to delivering the best service and range of options for its customers. Just Eat UK’s grocery estate has expanded to over 70 per cent of households in the UK and Just Eat Takeaway.com already supports over 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.
Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY) is one of the world’s leading global online food delivery marketplaces. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Company is focused on connecting consumers and partners through its platforms. With 680,000 connected partners, Just Eat Takeaway.com offers consumers a wide variety of food choice. Just Eat Takeaway.com has rapidly grown to become a leading online food delivery marketplace with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates over 2,500 food stores, over 800 funeral homes and provides products to over 5,000 other stores, including those run by independent co-operative societies and through its wholesale business, Nisa Retail Limited. Employing almost 60,000 people, the Co-op has an annual turnover of over £11 billion and is a recognised leader for its social goals and community-led programmes. The Co-op exists to meet members’ needs and stand up for the things they believe in.