July 23, 2017

Delivering big plans, rich footballers and Lidl expansions

Deliveroo cargo box near a parked bicycle with cafe terrace restaurant in the background to deliver on time the food to the client
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Deliveroo’s turquoise army takes to the streets of Ireland. You may have noticed that Deliveroo’s turquoise army of cyclists has been growing rapidly in Irish cities in recent months. It looks on course to grow further.

The company, which uses a web platform to provide home-delivery services for restaurants, is gearing up for further expansion here and is seeking sites in Dublin for its Deliveroo Editions satellite kitchens concept.

Deliveroo is also looking to expand its services further to Irish drinks outlets in coming months. Home delivery of booze? Suburban publicans will have heart attacks.

Deliveroo celebrated its second anniversary in the Irish market this week with a dinner at a Georgian house in the south of the city, hosted by the new head of its Irish operation, former Google executive Liam Keenan .

The food was, of course, delivered to the plush premises on bikes.Deliveroo is at the heart of the so-called “gig economy” of freelancers that is changing the way many parts of the service industry works. Unlike JustEat, which is aimed at existing takeaways, Deliveroo actually delivers the food on behalf of its restaurants, most of whom would not ordinarily be […]

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