Carrefour has announced a partnership with Spanish start-up Glovo to provide fast home delivery service in four countries.
About the partnership
The partnership will cover four countries: France, Spain, Italy and Argentina. The service is due to be operational by early October at the latest. Essentially, it will allow consumers to benefit from a 30-minute delivery service, seven days a week. In France, the new proposition will be added to its existing services including Express Delivery.
With this move, Carrefour aims to become a leader in food e-commerce and further develop its grocery segment, in addition to strengthening its geographical presence.
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Executive Director of Ecommerce, Data and Digital Transformation at Carrefour said: "Carrefour is constantly looking for ways to deliver innovative services that make customers’ daily shopping experience easier. With this new partnership, Glovo and Carrefour will offer a 30-minute home delivery service that complements their existing e-commerce offers and allows them to address the needs of new customers."
How will it work?
Customers will be able to choose directly on the Glovo platform from a range of 2500 products across several categories including fresh produce, groceries and everyday items such as health & beauty and household goods. Glovo couriers will then pick up the orders that have been prepared from Carrefour Market, City and Express stores before delivering them to customers by bicycle or scooter around 30 minutes after the orders are placed.
Glovo at a glance
Glovo is one of the world's fastest growing on-demand delivery companies, distributing a broad array of products from groceries to pharmaceuticals and gifts within an hour. It is present in 26 countries and over 186 cities worldwide.
Oscar Pierre, CEO and co-founder of Glovo, said about the partnership: “Glovo is enjoying strong growth and has big ambitions. Our goal is to make grocery shopping faster, smoother and more convenient than ever before for the customer. Our partnership with Carrefour will allow us to do this, building on this new vertical and helping us drive growth further around the world."
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