The battle for food delivery in Europe is heating up! With various established firms such as Uber, Takeaway, Just Eat and others venturing into the food tech industry, this sector is sure to gain a lot of interest and investment. According to UBS, the global food delivery market is currently worth $35 billion and could grow to $365 billion by 2030.
Uber Eats, Sainsbury and its partnership!
In the latest development, Uber Eats is reportedly in early talks with Sainsbury, UK’s second-biggest grocer, about launching a grocery delivery service for customers. “We’re currently speaking with a number of the major supermarkets around Europe,” an Uber spokesman said reportedly.
Furthermore, the Uber Eats is planning to expand beyond food delivery as well, as they are reportedly in talks with Unilever and Diageo for a tie-up. Earlier this year, Uber Eats signed a similar deal with Australian supermarket Coles as well to deliver its ready-made meals, dairy, fruit and breakfast cereals to shoppers.
A few days back, Sainsbury announced a collaboration with Deliveroo to deliver hotly baked pizza to homes in four British cities. Sainsbury’s spokesman said, “We talk to many companies about potential partnerships that could help our customers access convenient and affordable products.”