Caltex and Uber Eats Partner to Deliver an Australian First in Convenience

New essential pharmaceuticals range to help Australians battle through the back-end of winter

In an Australian first, Caltex and Uber Eats today give Australians the ability to order essential pharmaceutical items right to their front door.

The offer, which is available in the Caltex Foodary shop on the Uber Eats app, will see over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, such as Panadol, Nurofen, Zyrtec, Codral and Advil, available for delivery from Caltex stores* across Australia in under 30 minutes on average.

Joanne Taylor, Caltex’s Executive General Manager, Convenience Retail, said the new essential pharmaceutical products available from Foodary through Uber Eats is a natural extension of Caltex’s capability to deliver more convenience to Australian consumers.

“The successful launch of our delivery range in 2019 has demonstrated how we use our national retail network to serve customers in new ways, making life easier and supporting easy access to fresh food and other essentials when our customers most need it. 

“As we work through the last month of winter, and in the new retail normal of increased hygiene and reduced human touch points following the onset of COVID-19, we know this new essential pharmaceuticals delivery range will resonate with Australians looking  to safely access the right products to help them or their loved ones feel better and get back on their feet without needing to leave home.” 

Uber’s Head of Markets for Australia and New Zealand, Lucas Groeneveld, said that this new pharmaceutical category is an example of Uber’s commitment to providing Australians with what they need, at their fingertips

“Throughout this pandemic the Uber and Uber Eats teams have committed to moving what matters. As Australians have stayed home, we’ve helped them access quality restaurant food from local favourites, essential groceries and important convenience staples all at the click of a button.

“Whether it’s parents needing Panadol late at night, providing a service for those less mobile, or making it easier for people to self-isolate without forgoing access to important health items, this new offering will make life easier for hundreds of thousands of Australians. 

“We are building on our foundations to connect more Aussies with the things they need and we are delighted to be able to draw on the national footprint of Caltex to help us achieve this.” 

*Caltex Australia is in the process of rebranding its network to Ampol, with the first Ampol sites to launch over the coming months and the full transition of the existing Caltex network to be completed by the end of 2022. 

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