Deliveroo to roll out to 100 new towns and cities in 2021

Deliveroo will expand its service to 100 new towns and cities across the UK in 2021, following increased demand for business in 2020.

The towns and cities earmarked for expansion include Yeovil, Bangor (Northern Ireland), East Kilbride, King’s Lynn, Scarborough, Llanelli and Exmouth.

The move will mean the takeaway delivery app is available to 4 million new people.

Deliveroo has thrived during the pandemic, as coronavirus restrictions left more people ordering in takeaway in lieu of eating out in restaurants.

Deliveroo has also benefited this year from its grocery delivery service, which has enabled riders to delivery groceries to people self-isolating because of Covid-19.

The previous 12 months marked a year of growth for the business following a couple of years of investment that saw losses at the business run into the hundreds of millions.

Deliveroo chief business officer UKI Carlo Mocci said: “With further lockdown measures now in place across the UK, we want to do everything possible to help households get the food they need and want and play our role to make sure families across the country have a wide selection of amazing food, drink and household products to order in as little as 30 minutes.”

Source: City AM