Uber could provide courier providers for retail enterprise – CEO Khosrowshahi

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks throughout a gathering with the Financial Membership of New York in New York Metropolis, New York, U.S., December four, 2019. Information/Andrew Kelly

(Information) – Uber Applied sciences Inc (UBER.N) Chief Government Officer Dara Khosrowshahi stated on Wednesday the journey hailing firm may lengthen its meals supply service to supply courier providers for different retail companies.

Talking at a gathering earlier than the Financial Membership of New York, Khosrowshahi was speaking about his time on the helm of the ride-sharing and meals supply firm, a place he took on in 2017.

“We will lengthen that (meals supply) mannequin to primarily each single native retailer, in order that something you need in New York Metropolis may be delivered to you, hopefully in underneath 30 minutes,” Khosrowshahi stated, when requested about the way forward for Uber’s enterprise.

It was not instantly clear whether or not such a enterprise might be expanded to different metropolitan areas, however Uber in October purchased a majority stake in Chilean on-line grocery supplier Cornershop because it seeks to widen its fast-growing meals supply app to incorporate groceries and different items.

Reporting by Tina Bellon in New York; Enhancing by Anil D’Silva