Deliveroo will expand to more than 50 new towns and cities across UK meaning 6.5million homes can use the online food delivery service
- Deliveroo is expanding across the UK into more than 50 new towns and cities
- New locations include Banbury, Maidenhead, St Helens, Wrexham and Margate
- The company also entered into partnership with Pret a Manger to offer delivery
Deliveroo is expanding into more than 50 towns and cities across the UK with a view to becoming available in all urban areas, it has been revealed.
Bosses at the online food delivery platform believe the deal will see the service become available to 6.5 million homes – as the company sets its sights on finally turning a profit.
The company has also revealed they have entered into an exclusive partnership with high street eatery Pret a Manger to become the only platform to offer delivery of its products.
This month families in Banbury, Bracknell, Braintree, Folkestone, Gravesend, Hastings, Maidenhead, Margate, St Helens and Wrexham will be able to use Deliveroo (file image)
This month families in Banbury, Bracknell, Braintree, Folkestone, Gravesend, Hastings, Maidenhead, Margate, St Helens and Wrexham will be able to use Deliveroo, with the remaining locations coming online later in the year.
Ajay Lakhwani, vice president of new business at Deliveroo, said: ‘Deliveroo has a very clear mission to become the definitive food company offering a better service, price and selection than anyone else.
The company has also revealed they have entered into an exclusive partnership with high street eatery Pret a Manger
‘That means reaching every part of the UK and expanding across our 14 different markets.
‘The opportunity is massive and we’ve come a huge way in just six years, but we’re hungrier than ever to grow, build and, ultimately, win.’
Bosses want eventually to be available in all urban areas throughout the country and are using new technology to plan where best to open next.
They will be hoping to tap into the £450 million raised during a recent fundraising round, which was led by Amazon.
However, the Competition and Markets Authority announced earlier this month that it would be looking into whether consumers could lose out following the deal, due to Amazon’s size and dominance of the online marketplace.
Sources at Amazon and Deliveroo have pointed out that the former is not in the food delivery space, and is only taking a minority stake in the latter.
The CMA will decide whether to refer the case for a more in-depth inquiry.
Where is Deliveroo currently available – and where are they expanding?
Food delivery service Deliveroo has revealed that it will expand to a further 50 towns and cities in the UK in the summer and autumn of 2019, opening in 10 new locations in July alone.
The company will also be extending further into the suburbs in every existing city or town that it currently operates in.
This July Deliveroo will be expanding into Banbury, Bracknell, Braintree, Folkestone, Gravesend, Hastings, Maidenhead, Margate, St Helens and Wrexham.
Locations where the service is currently available include:
- Burton Upon Trent
- Ellesmere Port
- Hemel Hempstead
- High Wycombe
- Luton Central
- Milton Keynes
- Royal Leamington Spa
- Royal Tunbridge Wells
- Southend On Sea
- St Albans
- St Andrews
- Stratford Upon Avon
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