July 27, 2020 / 8:18 AM / 15 days ago

Carrefour expands Uber Eats service to more French cities, Belgium

FILE PHOTO: An Uber Eats food delivery courier's backpack is seen in Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, France, April, 1, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket retailer Carrefour (CARR.PA) and Uber Eats (UBER.N) said on Monday they were rolling out their home delivery partnership nationwide and to Belgium.

The service, initially launched on April 6, was aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food during the nationwide lockdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

Offering 30-minute home delivery it started with around fifteen Carrefour stores in and around Paris.

As of July 20, it had been expanded to 330 stores, the statement said.

Outside France, Carrefour, which already has a home delivery partnership with Uber Eats in Taiwan, will launch the service in September in Belgium.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, editing by Louise Heavens

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