Portugal-based, Sonae-owned Continente has partnered with Spain-based food delivery Glovo. Following the collaboration, shoppers will be able to enjoy a fast-paced home delivery service, fulfilled by Glovo.
Trialled in Lisbon
Continente and Glovo have started trialling the service in Lisbon, covering the areas of Alfama, Alvalade, Areeiro, Cais do Sodré, Campo Grande, Santos-o-Velho and Serafina. Customers living within these areas can request the 30-minute delivery service via Glovo's marketplace or app. Continente hopes to “extend the reach of this new service in the future”.
Glovo: an “obvious partner”
Continente has been operating its own delivery service for several years. However, it has decided to trial the service with external partners, including SendEat in Porto and now Glovo in Lisbon, to test shoppers’ appetite for quicker paced delivery options.
Discussing the service, Continente said Glovo was an “obvious partner”, with its products already offered on the platform. Continente hopes “to improve the efficiency of deliveries and increase the range of products available in this service”. Glovo’s service is currently available in 21 countries and is continuing to expand globally, with it recently announcing expansion plans for Italy and France.
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