Kroger Is Making These Changes to Deliveries, Starting Today
The grocery giant is expanding its offerings for customers.
Ordering groceries has never been easier than it is today. You can now save the time it would take to drive to the store and wander the aisles to check things off your shopping list. Instead, most grocers offer multiple options to get your purchases straight to you, and many are finding new ways to enhance delivery options. As of today, Kroger is making changes to its delivery services, including what you're able to order. Read on to find out about the latest upgrade.
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Kroger is expanding its delivery options.
Kroger began testing out home deliveries with Uber back in 2017. But now, more than five years later, the grocery giant has finally announced a solidified partnership with the tech company.
In a May 2 press release, The Kroger Co. revealed that it is expanding its delivery options using the Uber Eats marketplace. With this partnership, customers will be able to order certain "fresh products" from Kroger (and its affiliates) on the Uber Eats app or website.
"Uber Eats helps to make life a little more effortless, and we're happy to be working with the Kroger Family of Stores across the country to save time for what matters most—friends, family and loved ones," Christian Freese, Uber's head of grocery and retail across the U.S. and Canada, said in a statement.
Best Life reached out to Kroger to get more information on this partnership, but has not yet heard back.
Customers can now order flowers from Kroger stores on Uber Eats.
One of the changes coming along with this new partnership is on-demand floral delivery. Starting today, "customers can conveniently order premium Bloom Haus floral bouquets" from Kroger stores on Uber Eats. The bouquets can be ordered directly from more than 1,400 Kroger and Kroger-owned grocers, and will come custom wrapped.
"The new delivery option is another way the Kroger enterprise is bringing convenience and value directly to customers' doorsteps," the grocer said in its press release. "All orders placed on Uber Eats will be prepared and packed with care in Kroger's Family of Stores, with delivery facilitated by Uber Eats directly to customers' homes."
You will also be able to order sushi for delivery soon.
This isn't the only change being made to deliveries through this partnership. Starting May 4, customers will also be able to order their favorite sushi from Kroger through the Uber Eats marketplace. The "freshly prepared sushi" will be available at all locations as well, and the options include "rolls and combos, dumplings, poke bowls, bottled sauces and more," according to the company.
"Kroger continues to bring customers additional ways to enjoy their favorite fresh products with zero compromise on convenience or value," Stuart Aitken, senior vice president chief merchant and marketing officer for Kroger, said in a statement. "Now with Uber Eats, our customers have more options to quickly and easily order a California Crunch Roll for dinner tonight or send a fresh, premium floral bouquet just to say, 'I'm thinking about you.'"
Special promotions are currently being offered for these products.
To celebrate the partnership between Kroger and Uber Eats, you may be able to get sushi or flowers delivered at a discount over the next two months. The company is offering special promotions on some of these products for eligible customers through June 30.
"The Bloom Haus floral bouquets and sushi selections will be available on UberOne, Uber Eats' membership program where discounted delivery and service fees will be applied at checkout," Kroger explained in its press release.
Kroger also shared discount codes for flower and sushi orders from participating locations. The details of those promotions are listed in the press release.