Food delivery service "Uber Eats" is coming to Berlin
Uber is entering the food delivery business in Germany, which is currently dominated by Lieferando.
The ride-hailing company plans to launch its Uber Eats service in a few weeks, initially in Berlin, as the top manager in charge, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, told the Financial Times. In the Corona pandemic, food delivery became a much more important business area for Uber, while there were slumps in driving services.
Uber has already brought a number of large and small restaurants in Berlin on board, a spokesperson said on Wednesday. The company wants to fill a gap in the market in Germany by offering delivery logistics to restaurants: Most restaurants have been delivering themselves until now. In Germany, Uber works with local delivery companies that employ the couriers. Similarly, the rental car chauffeurs in the ride service brokerage are employed by fleet partners.
According to Gore-Coty, there is interest in the German market for an alternative to the clear market leader Lieferando, as the service, which belongs to the Just Eat Takeaway group, has "extraordinarily high" fees. The head of Just Eat Takeaway, Jitse Groen, had already played down the consequences of Uber Eats entering the market weeks ago. "Our biggest competitor in Germany is the phone - not Deliveroo or Uber Eats," he said, pointing out that most consumers still called the restaurants. Deliveroo had abandoned the German market in 2019.
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