Uber to Expand Food Delivery in Europe

 By: Ahmed Yasser

CAIRO, Nov.6 (SEE)- Uber Technologies Inc reported today that it will boost working on food delivery across Europe, Middle East and Africa for expanding market share against local rivals including Deliveroo and Just Eat Plc, Financial Times reported.

Rodrigo Arévalo, head of Uber Eats in the EMEA region said: ”The restaurant delivery arm of the world’s largest ride hailing company, called ‘Uber Eats’, represents more than 10 % of gross bookings across the business.”

Arévalo added Uber Eats is set to increase staff in ‘EMEA’ to 900 from 300 next year, . Drivers are ferrying restaurant orders in more than 200 cities in 20 countries across the region, after debuting in London in 2016.

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Uber is also expanding how users can pay for food and looking to generate more business via its website rather than its app.

The firm is rolling out local payment methods for various regions and incorporated Dutch E-commerce payment service ”iDEAL” within its app, and in France, users can pay with prepaid meal vouchers.

This year allowed cash payments in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and South Africa.


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