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Uber-backed delivery giant GoPuff to open its first store in San Francisco

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(SAN FRANCISCO) GoPuff, the Uber-backed delivery service, will open its first brick-and-mortar store front in San Francisco.

The delivery service will take over a 12,000 square foot space at Geary and Stayan that was formerly a Pier One Imports, according to reports from SF Eater.

According to the San Francisco Business Times, the storefront will be stocked with "food items such as ice cream, nonalcoholic beverages and pet food along with convenience items like toilet paper, diapers and Covid-19 testing kits."

While this will be the company's first store in the Golden State, it has other stores in Texas and Florida that have "yet to be announced."

GoPuff, which has financial backing from Uber and delivers everything from Q-tips to fine Japanese whiskey, has been moving towards retail since 2020.

Late last year, beverage retail giant BevMo! announced its acquisition by GoPuff for $350 million. The San Francisco storefront is part of an effort by the delivery service to explore "a retail experience to complement its online offerings beyond its BevMo! stores," according to Eater.

The Philadelphia-based delivery service intends to open storefronts in eastern Pennsylvania as it continues to scale up.

On May 4, Uber and GoPuff announced an exclusive partnership in an attempt to bolster both Uber Eats and the burgeoning GoPuff. Currently, GoPuff operates in more than 650 cities from more than 250 fulfillment centers. GoPuff has partnered with more than 100 local brands to provide a variety of products to consumers.

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