Job posting for head of grocery hints at Uber’s plans in Toronto


Uber is currently hiring a head of grocery product in Toronto, which is a sign that the company is planning to enter the supermarket industry.

The U.S.-based company said in a LinkedIn job posting that the role will help the company define and build a brand new product offering, which will fundamentally evolve how people purchase their groceries.

According to the post successful candidate will get to work with a newly formed team based in Toronto.

Now Uber has used the city for the first trial of its food service before, launching Uber Eats there in 2015.

Its chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi has said recently that: delivering food to someone in their home in 30 minutes or less is magical and he sees grocery as being an adjacency.

Uber Canada has confirmed to The Canadian Press that it is seeking a head of grocery, but offered no hint about what its plans for the role are.

In a statement to The Canadian Press, the company said: “Our Eats team is always looking to expand into new areas where our technology can help people get food more easily and efficiently.”