Deliveroo Says Demand For Grocery Delivery Services Has Increased Steadily Over Past Six Months
Food delivery firm Deliveroo has said that demand for its grocery delivery services has increased steadily since it launched new partnerships with a number of Irish convenience and grocery stores earlier this year in response to COVID-19-related lockdowns.
The food delivery firm said that demand for its grocery delivery services increased by 38% during the period that consisted of April and May, and demand for grocery deliveries continued to grow over the subsequent four months, increasing by 39% during the June to September period.
The number of convenience and grocery outlets with which Deliveroo is partnered has also risen steadily over the past six months, with the number of Deliveroo grocery outlet partners in Dublin increasing from 45 in April to 60 by September.
"Delighted To Continue To Cultivate New Partnerships"
Deliveroo vice president of new business Ajay Lakhwani stated, "Our goal has been to make it easier for customers to get access to day-to-day food quickly during lockdown. Customers have continued to embrace on-demand convenience as the country grapples with the new normal, showing a need for fast delivery of household items. We're delighted to continue to cultivate new partnerships with convenience and grocery stores in Ireland and to grow our business to meet the changing needs of the Irish public, increasing the choice we offer them."
© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.