In the first three months of the year, Deliveroo received more than double the number of orders compared to the same period last year. The company does expect the growth to slow down as the Covid measures will be phasing out.
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Just Eat Takeaway looks back with satisfaction on an exceptional year. The fact that the losses continue to mount cannot shake the meal delivery company: market share and growth are the priority.
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Under the name Rose Mary, Belgian retailer Colruyt Group has launched a meal delivery service in Brussels. The ambition is to offer healthy, fresh meals - but is only a test, the retailer emphasises.
Meal delivery company Takeaway.com has achieved a strong turnover growth last year, assisted by the acquisition of Delivery Hero in Germany. For the first time since the IPO in 2016, the company recorded a positive gross operating result.
Dutch retailer Jumbo is expanding the scope of its meal delivery service. After a successful test in Groningen, customers from Amsterdam and Utrecht can also get their meals delivered at home or at work; those in Eindhoven use the pick-up service at the train station.
Carrefour has taken a majority stake in Dejbox, a meal delivery company that focuses on the B2B-market and is active in several major cities in France.
It looks like Dutch Takeaway.com will win the battle for Just Eat. More than half of the shareholders would like to respond positively to the latest bid from the delivery competitor.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize is starting a pilot project aimed at consumers in a hurry, but with a craving for healthy food. Deliveroo and Takeaway.com couriers will deliver healthy orders (with Nutri-Score A, B or C) from stores in Antwerp and Brussels.
Uberis in talks with several European supermarket chains to deliver groceries at home using its network of drivers and bicycle couriers. An initial collaboration may be at hand between Uber Eats and Sainsbury in the UK.
Amazon is going to invest hundreds of millions in meal delivery service Deliveroo, as the latter looks for half a billion euros in fresh capital to deal with Uber.
Rocket Internet is going to sell its complete remaining stake in HelloFresh. Earlier this year, the Germans had already sold a part of the meal box delivery company.
In the first quarter of 2019, meal order platform Takeaway.com processed 51% more orders, reaching a total of 31.1 million orders. The meal delivery service is currently investing in the German market.
Keatz's invisible restaurants, which don't have chairs or tables, have managed to get hold of a 12 million euro investment. The restaurants will soon be available near you – even though you won't see them.
Meal delivery service Takeaway.com has had another great year: in the fourth quarter, the number of orders rose by more than half compared to the previous year, ending 2018 with a total growth of 38 %.
Takeaway.com will be taking over all activities of its rival Delivery Hero in Germany. The two meal delivery services have been locked in conflict for years and now Delivery Hero has parted from its own country.
Deliveroo's continued growth comes at a cost as losses continue to accumulate. The meal delivery company's turnover doubled last year, the losses before taxes rose to 185 million pound (200 million euro). In Belgium, working conditions are currently under investigation.