Just Eat faces a competition investigation into its plan to merge with Hungryhouse As an observer of business, I have to doff my cap to Just Eat.
In just a decade, it has revolutionised the takeaway food industry, and might very well have created opportunities for a lot of small businesses that wouldn’t have emerged without it being there.
When the company came to market in London in 2014 it encountered some scepticism: It has no proprietary technology, no patents. It’s just a website, they said.
The critics have since gone quiet as the company, which has global reach, has doubled in value.
That said, it isn’t hard to see why its attempt to gobble up rival Hungryhouse has proved too tough […]