Ultrafast delivery – where groceries arrive within 20 minutes – is already a reality overseas, but whether it’s possible, or desirable, in Aotearoa is an open question, says The Spinoff. In December, Uber launched a trial partnership with Foodstuffs, allowing customers at select stores across the North Island to order groceries through its app for delivery within an hour. The focus on grocery items among delivery businesses has been growing for years, aided by a surge in demand from those spending more time at home due to the pandemic.

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