Eataly has expanded Americans' Italian eating options and its latest partnership is bringing its products to their doorsteps. Partnering with Mercato, Eataly will offer same-day food delivery in the cities in which it currently operates.
"We are happy to partner up with Mercato and make all of our high-quality grocery products available to a wider customer base," commented Raffaele Piarulli, Executive VP of Eataly North America. "During the pandemic, we have seen our grocery customer base expand. Also, thanks to the delivery business, we are thrilled to see that the interest for high quality Italian and local ingredients is ever growing!"
Mercato will now be offering products for delivery from Eataly's NYC Downtown location as well as its Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles markets.
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Founded in 2007, Eataly operates quality Italian markets in 11 countries around the world. According to a press release, Eataly is well regarded for its authentically prepared Italian foods and its use of high-quality Italian and local ingredients. Eataly locations offer an expansive marketplace, restaurant, and cooking classes.
"While fewer people may be shopping in the markets themselves, Eataly continues to import and prepare an exceptional variety of high-quality Italian foods and culinary products. Mercato is thrilled to partner with this organization and to add Eataly's offerings to our online marketplace," said Bobby Brannigan, Founder and CEO of Mercato.
Some of Mercato's recent platform updates, such as enabling merchants to fulfill alcohol orders, as well as significant updates to the merchant shopper app, will enhance Eataly's ability to efficiently fulfill orders within its locations and increase digital sales of fine wines and other alcoholic beverages.
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