Grab Holdings, a Singapore-based ride-hailing company, is expanding its delivery services from convenience stores and supermarkets across 50 cities in the region.
Expansion accelerated in the pandemic
The company has teamed up with 3,000 stores as it accelerates delivery of groceries, toilet paper, packaged snacks and beverages to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grab provided the service in two countries before the Covid-19 outbreak. It is now available in eight countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
Extension into fresh groceries
Shoppers can now order fresh produce and premium meats from urban farmers and local suppliers in Singapore and Indonesia. It is also working with traditional market operators in Indonesia and Malaysia. Ms Demi Yu, regional head of GrabFood and GrabMart, said the company is boosting investment in deliveries this year to meet consumer demand.