Kuwait’s Talabat Mart Delivery Service Expands
Good news arrived this week for residents of Assiut, Zagazig, Ismailia and Port Said who were looking for a food delivery service. Talabat Mart, the online company that promises 20-minute deliveries, announced that it has expanded to these regions.
The company said it uses proprietary ordering, shipping and fulfillment technology designed for retailers. Powered by dark stores — the term used to describe a retailer or fulfillment center that caters exclusively to online shoppers — the service relies on real-time inventory management, high-speed ordering and operations efficient delivery methods to minimize delivery times.
Deliveroo adds Italy to its fast delivery service
Not to be outdone, London-based online food delivery company Deliveroo has chosen Italy to be the first continental European country to launch its new super-fast delivery service. The service operates in over 200 cities in Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
The company said it was working with Carrefour Italia, a supermarket chain, to launch Deliveroo Hop. The new service allows customers to order groceries online and have them delivered to their homes in 10 minutes. Deliveroo said the feature combines grocery technology with Carrefour’s international selection of products and brands.
Gorillas brings retail partnership with Tesco to Manchester, England
Meanwhile, Gorillas, the German on-demand grocery delivery company that promises 10-minute delivery, has announced it has partnered with retail giant Tesco to expand its services to Manchester, La most populous city in the North West of England.
Gorillas will now be able to deliver Tesco products within minutes to more consumers in Manchester via the Gorillas app. By working with Tesco, Gorillas said it has access to valuable regional retail space in a network of stores across the UK.
Gopuff delivers in France
Gopuff, the US-based fast grocery delivery startup, is taking on competitors in Europe with its France debut.
Residents of Paris, most of Île-de-France and sections of Marseille, Lille and Toulouse will all be able to place orders through Gopuff’s app.
Not to be outdone, Uber has launched plans to expand its German delivery service to 70 cities by the end of 2022, the company said. The carpooling platform has been in 14 German cities.
Eve Henrikson, Uber’s general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said her experience in Germany gave the company the confidence to grow.
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Meanwhile, as the war in Ukraine continues, Uber and Bolt, the Estonian mobility company that offers car rental, micromobility, car sharing and food delivery services, have cut ties with Russian companies. .
In a statement to Politico, Uber said it would seek “opportunities to accelerate the sale” of its stake in Yandex, citing “recent events” as the cause for its decision. Bolt told the outlet he would suspend operations in Belarus.