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Meal delivery firms branch out into groceries during crisis – Source Reuters Tech News

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Uber Eats (UBER.N) and Delivery Hero (DHER.DE) are expanding from providing restaurant meals into supplying groceries to customers stuck at home during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

Uber Eats said on Wednesday it is teaming up with French supermarket group Carrefour (CARR.PA) for a new delivery service aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food, and also has similar plans in Spain and Brazil.

Berlin-based online marketplace Delivery Hero has also made changes to its operations spanning more than 40 countries to help get groceries to customers.

Supermarkets remain open in France and elsewhere, though many have restricted the number of shoppers who can enter for safety reasons, while many customers are staying home to avoid catching or spreading infection.

Carrefour and Uber Eats’ new service will start with around 15 stores in Paris and the surrounding region on April 6, before being rolled out nationwide. It allow users to…

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