In an exciting first for Uber Eats in the UK, a new partnership with Co-op is set to bring rewards and support for local communities to over 1,000 Co-op stores this month. Co-op Members will now have the opportunity to earn rewards and make a positive impact in their communities simply by adding their Co-op membership number into the Uber Eats app at checkout.
As a co-operative, Co-op is owned by its Members, who earn rewards when purchasing selected Co-op groceries, including 2p in every pound spent on own-brand products. What sets this partnership apart is that the same amount, 2p in every pound, will also be donated by Co-op to support local causes and community projects across the UK.
The community causes that will benefit from this initiative include efforts to bring people together to access food, promote mental well-being, create opportunities for young people, and tackle climate change through nature restoration and sustainable initiatives.
Co-op Members can select or change the cause they wish to support locally using Co-op’s Membership App, empowering them to have a direct impact on their communities.
Chris Conway, Co-op’s eCommerce Director, emphasized the importance of providing fast and flexible online options to serve shoppers conveniently. He stated, “Our ambition to grow our membership base by one million over the next five years is supported by our compelling member-benefits programme. Our members lie at the very heart of the Co-op, and by building on our successful partnership with Uber Eats, we are now able to create additional value for our Members and for local communities.”
Alex Troughton, Head of Commerce at Uber Eats UK, shared his excitement about expanding the partnership with Co-op. He said, “This is all about using our unique technology to deliver exactly what people want when they want it and enabling them to help out community causes that matter to them.”
The Co-op’s partnership with Uber Eats has a strong focus on convenience and choice, offering a wide range of groceries picked fresh from local stores and delivered quickly to customers, often in as little as 30 minutes. The collaboration between Co-op and Uber Eats highlights a shared commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve and empowering customers to support local causes they care about.