When you’re talking about European outliers, especially in Berlin, it’s impossible to not name Delivery Hero, their meteoric rise did lots to really show what could be built here and especially in Berlin. Successes of such magnitude go a long way in creating critical mass and narrative that attracts inward investment and acts as a […]

Uber Eats turns five: What the restaurant industry has learned from the ride-share giant

This year marks the fifth anniversary of Uber Eats. It started as an ‘UberFRESH’ service in Santa Monica, California, and was later renamed and released as an app, separate from the ride-sharing service. It’s fair to say that Uber Eats (and its most significant rival is most areas, Deliveroo) has changed the way that we […]

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 […]

Takeaway and Just Eat to merge in $10B deal to take on Deliveroo and Uber Eats in Europe

The food delivery wars in Europe remain hotter than a vindaloo, and that’s leading to some major consolidation: today Just Eat  and,  two of the bigger take-out and delivery businesses in the region, announced they are in the “advanced stages” of a merger. The deal would help them combine forces and take on more scale to compete better […]

Just Eat makes layoffs in UK and Ireland after customer and restaurant ops merged

Just Eat, the publicly listed takeout marketplace that has faced fierce competition from UberEats and Deliveroo in recent years, has made a round of layoffs in the U.K. and Ireland, TechCrunch has learned. …Meanwhile, today’s layoff news comes a week after Just Eat announced the acquisition of City Pantry, the office catering marketplace that lets […]

Amazon in Europe

Just Eat and want to join forces to fight Uber Eats and Amazon in Europe’s crowded food delivery market.Dutch company said on Monday it had reached a preliminary agreement to merge with London’s Just Eat (JSTTY) in an all-share deal that would create a new company, Just Eat Eat shareholders would own roughly 52% of the new business, […]

Uber Eats courts smaller European restaurants with new offer

LONDON: Uber Eats is opening up its platform to more restaurants in Europe that prefer to use their own delivery staff, seeking the business of smaller, independent restaurants as it battles Just Eat and in a crowded market.  The takeaway food delivery unit of ride-hailing group Uber has built its business by offering a complete […]

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 […]