“An Absolute Car Crash” – Deliveroo Shares Tumble 31% In London IPO

In what some might take to be the latest sign of exhaustion in global equity markets, shares of Deliveroo tumbled 31% in their market debut Wednesday after pricing at the lower end of their range. Despite pricing near the bottom of its range, Deliveroo’s opening valuation of about £7.6 billion ($10.5 billion) was the highest in …

Just Eat Takeaway sales soar 54% in 2020 as pandemic shifts eating habits

Food delivery group Just Eat Takeaway recorded ballooning sales – and losses – during the Covid pandemic as families shifted to dining at home. The group, formed by the £6bn merger of London-listed Just Eat and Dutch group Takeaway.com last year, said sales soared 54% in 2020 but operating losses mounted to €107m (£92m) from €78m a …

OpenTable partners with Deliveroo and UberEats for restaurant food at home

Global online restaurant reservations company OpenTable is partnering with delivery aggregators to offer delivery options at restaurants across the UK. The company has partnered with Deliveroo and UberEats to enable diners to select and order a restaurant-quality meal and have it delivered direct to their door. This, it says, gives diners the opportunity to continue …

Amazon’s investment in food-delivery app Deliveroo, its key weapon against Uber Eats in the UK, suffered another big setback from regulators

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has decided to move forward with an investigation into Amazon’s stake in the online food delivery group Deliveroo, it announced Friday.   Amazon led a $575 million fundraising round by Deliveroo in May, and its stake would give it more say in running the online food delivery group’s far-reaching UK network.  But the …

Amazon’s Deliveroo Takeout Leaves an Unpleasant Taste

It’s the worst nightmare of supermarkets and food delivery firms alike: Amazon.com Inc. turbocharging its grocery business with a network of couriers who can have grub on your doorstep within an hour. So you can see why Britain’s competition regulator has decided to challenge the e-commerce giant’s planned investment in Deliveroo, the U.K. rival to …

Amazon-backed Deliveroo grew its sales by 72% last year — but it’s still smaller than rivals Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Just Eat

Amazon-backed Deliveroo posted sales of £476 million ($584 million) in 2018 — equal to about 60% of Grubhub’s and Just Eat’s sales last year, and 40% of Uber Eats’ sales. The meal-delivery startup’s pre-tax loss rose 16% to £232 million ($285 million), a far cry from Just Eat’s £102 million ($125 million) and Grubhub’s $81.4 …

Deliveroo’s ‘rescue team’ will convert struggling restaurants to delivery-only

U.K.-based food delivery service Deliveroo has launched a “Restaurant Rescue Team” that will identify struggling or recently-closed restaurants and offer them space in the platform’s delivery-only kitchens, the firm announced yesterday. ​ Deliveroo will also assist participating restaurants — which will be selected based on projected delivery performance in areas with Deliveroo Editions kitchens — with menu …

Glovo Said to Have Held Early-Stage Talks With Uber, Deliveroo

Spanish food delivery startup Glovo has drawn preliminary interest from Uber Technologies Inc. and Deliveroo in recent months as the industry undergoes a wave of consolidation, people familiar with the matter said. Talks between the Barcelona-based company and potential partners have been on and off and may not lead to a transaction, the people said, asking not …

Amazon Shutting Down Restaurant Delivery in the U.S.

…But the most interesting bit of relevant funding news came from Amazon itself, which was part of a recent $575 million fundraise by UK-based food delivery company Deliveroo. Firing up the speculation engine, it’s not hard to imagine a scenario where Amazon’s moola helps Deliveroo make a move into the U.S. That could actually be the smarter …

How a fresh cash infusion from Amazon will help Deliveroo

…Improvements to the firm’s engineering team could make Deliveroo’s app easier to use for both consumers and restaurants. For example, the firm’s engineering team could improve the search and discoverability functions on the app. And for restaurants, Deliveroo’s engineers could look to make improvements to the app that would speed up the new restaurant onboarding …