Woolworths Group has partnered with Uber Eats to enable same hour grocery delivery with select Woolworths Metro stores featured on the Uber Eats app.

A dozen Woolworths locations are now visible on Uber Eats for account holders in Sydney and Melbourne, providing access to fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as hundreds of household staples inside 60 minutes.

Woolworths Metro general manager, Justin Nolan said the supermarket giant is always looking to make it easier for customers to shop in ways that work for them.

“This partnership will give our customers a fast, reliable and effortless way to get groceries delivered to their door within an hour. It is an ideal option for those smaller top up or last minute shopping needs, and complements our existing ecommerce offer. It will also help us meet the needs of customers seeking to limit their community outings during lockdown,” he said.

Uber Eats regional general manager for retail Australia and New Zealand, Lucas Groeneveld added, “Through Covid, we’ve seen demand for home-delivery grow as people look for ways to get what they need while staying at home. This demand is only set to continue as customers increasingly look for faster delivery.

“By linking up with Woolworths, Uber Eats is well positioned to usher in a new era of ease for Australian households – strengthening our platform’s appeal as the place to head to go anywhere or get anything.”

Each delivery placed on Uber Eats will be packed by Woolworths personal shoppers before being passed on to Uber Eats delivery people to fulfil the order.

A network of Woolworths locations around the country are expected to be available on Uber Eats under the Metro brand by early 2022.

Uber will also partner with Woolworths to provide more delivery options for customers ordering online at Woolworths.com.au, commencing in Brisbane and Toowoomba before rolling out to further locations.