Uber launches grocery delivery service in Hudson County

Program, accessed on both Uber and Uber Eats apps, will be available at many independent stores

Uber is launching a grocery delivery service in the greater Hudson County area Monday, company officials announced.

Officials said the grocery service will include many local independent stores, including Pat LaFrieda’s Meat Market in North Bergen, Morton Williams in Jersey City and Al Richards Chocolates in Bayonne.

The program is an expansion of the service Uber started last summer in New York City. Uber officials said they hope to expand the program to more of North Jersey soon.

Steve Sloan, co-owner of Morton Williams, said he’s glad the store has another way to serve its customers.

“For more than 60 years, Morton Williams has offered unparalleled quality and service for residents in the tri-state area, and now we’re bringing that same level of excellence to Uber’s platform,” he said. “With so many people unable to go to the grocery store, we’re excited that New Jersey residents can have the same quality they’ve come to expect from Morton Williams delivered right to their front door.”

Consumers can access the program on both the Uber and Uber Eats apps through a grocery icon. Users can then select the store they want to buy from and begin adding items. Shoppers with Cornershop will shop for and deliver groceries. Uber will waive the delivery fee on orders of more than $30.

Uber officials said users can request delivery on demand or schedule a delivery time that works best for them. And, consistent with the existing Uber Eats experience, customers will be able to follow their order from the store to their doorstep online.

Kiran Vinta, general manager for Uber’s Grocery Delivery, said Uber feels the program will be a big help, especially during the pandemic.

“As New Jersey residents are urged to stay home, we know access to convenient and reliable grocery delivery is more important than ever, and we’re excited to launch in New Jersey,” he said. “New Jersey residents already have access to the best selection of local restaurants through Uber Eats, and now we’re bringing the same selection and service that Uber users know and love to local grocery delivery.”

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