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Rite Aid in Delivery Deal with Grubhub; Uber Partnership Supports Delivery from 17,000 Neighborhood Stores

Deliveries from more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores in 16 states will be powered by the Grubhub Marketplace, making thousands of the retailer’s OTC, wellness products and snacks more accessible to consumers. Rite Aid items are now available on the Grubhub+ membership program, which offers no-fee deliveries on orders of $12 or more.

Additionally, National Retail Solutions (NRS), which provides point-of-sale and other store management solutions for more than 17,000 bodegas and neighborhood convenience stores, is partnering with Uber Direct to support same-day delivery offerings. The deliveries will be provided at no cost to the retailer when consumers purchase through the BR Club app, which is operated by NRS parent company IDT.

“NRS was built specifically to empower independent retailers in urban and underserved neighborhoods and communities all across America,” said Elie Katz, President and CEO of NRS in a statement. “Our partnership with Uber combines the power of our two companies’ platforms to enable same-day delivery of purchases made via our ecommerce channels from these retailers.”

Uber Direct, part of Uber Eats, is designed to allow businesses to own the end-to-end customer experience for on-demand deliveries. NRS supports more than 20,000 active POS terminals.

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“Our partnership with NRS will give small, local bodegas and grocery stores an opportunity to expand their reach through delivery and make more money, which is something we all should be excited about,” said Jason McHale, Managing Partner at Uber Direct in a statement.

The entire delivery space has become more competitive over the past year, with numerous retailers allying themselves with gig-based services:

  • Grubhub began working with 7-Eleven in February 2022 at the same time as rival DoorDash announced its partnership with supermarket chain Albertsons;
  • In May 2022 Uber partnered with Grocery Outlet for on-demand delivery from its 72 stores in the Western U.S.;
  • Uber Eats expanded ordering hours and live order tracking in July 2022; and
  • In August 2022 Office Depot partnered with Uber Eats to deliver office supplies from more than 900 of its stores.

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