Starbucks partners with Uber Eats to deliver in Canada

Select Canadian cities to be offered service this summer, including Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver
Select Canadian cities to be offered service this summer, including Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver

Coffee giant Starbucks will offer door-to-door delivery of their products in select Canadian cities this summer, including Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

It’s teaming up with Uber Eats to deliver beverages and food to Canadian consumers.

Starbucks said the opportunity with Uber Eats brings together the fastest-growing meal delivery service in Canada with one of the largest food and beverage retailers. Starbucks will leverage Uber’s expertise as a quick and reliable delivery provider that’s already well-established in offering customers a premier experience in a growing mobile and on-demand economy.

Starbucks Delivers will also allow Starbucks to reach new customers who are using the Uber Eats platform, as well as offer existing customers a new way to include Starbucks in their morning or afternoon routines, it said.

Michael Conway, president of Starbucks Canada
Michael Conway
President of Starbucks Canada

“Our success is rooted in our ongoing commitment to bringing exceptional customer experiences through significant investments in technology and product innovation. Uber Eats is the ideal partner to help share the Starbucks Experience wherever our customers are,” says Michael Conway, president of Starbucks Canada, in a news release.

“Learning from our global Starbucks Delivers rollout, we’ve incorporated unique company packaging and standards to deliver Starbucks products to Canadians without compromising the high quality of handcrafted beverages, food and service they expect from us.”

Starbucks said the global online food delivery market represents a $95-billion opportunity and is projected to grow by more than 11 per cent annually through 2023. Starbucks offers delivery service in 12 of the company’s global markets and expects to trial delivery pilots in other countries this year, it said.

Starbucks said customers will be able to access Starbucks Delivers through the Uber Eats mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices.

“We know that Starbucks fans are passionate about the brand and they’ll be delighted that they can now enjoy most of their favourite products whenever and wherever they are at the tap of a button,” said Dan Park, general manager of Uber Eats Canada. “Order your team their favourite lattes for the Monday morning meeting or have lunch delivered to the park. Uber Eats is very excited about partnering with Starbucks to unlock the power of on-demand delivery.”

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