CAPE TOWN - Uber has partnered with a Woolworths Franchisee in Johannesburg to allow grocery delivery to residents in the Sandton suburbs of Edenburg, Bryanston and Conrad Drive.
Uber Eats general manager for South Africa, Ailyssa Pretorius, said the partnership was only made with this one franchisee and not the Woolworths group.
"The franchisee saw the benefits that Uber Eats could enable through another franchisee he owned and identified a gap in the marketplace offering, where at the time, there was no option for convenient goods," said Pretorius.
Consumers can order a wide selection of food and household items such as toilet paper, bin bags, flowers and braai briquettes.
"Uber Eats always aims to innovate and evolve the food delivery industry and these type of partnerships have enabled them to do just that," said Pretorius.