KENYA – Leading e-commerce platform in Africa, Jumia has partnered with airline in-flight caterers, NAS Servair, to provide affordable meals to consumers in Nairobi and delivered to them at their preferred location.
NAS is an on-site airport catering business supplying over 30 International airlines that fly into and out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa.
Under the new business line dubbed Bei Poa Kitchen, consumers will pre-order meals on the Jumia Food platform before 6 PM and get it delivered the next day, reports CIO.
“Jumia is the leading eCommerce leader in Africa while Nas Servair is top airline caterer in Africa, and this partnership is a major gateway to providing world-class-local Kenyan meals to consumers in an affordable and safe way.”NAS Servair – General Manager Stephane Lopez
“We are excited to launch Bei Poa Kitchen with our partner Nas Servair which will provide low-cost online meals to consumers with the aim of bringing affordable convenience to the masses.
“Home food delivery from restaurants is growing fast, as more consumers are choosing to order from home or the office and want to avoid crowds,” said Shreenal Ruparelia, Jumia Food Chief Commercial Officer
The move comes at a time when the air travel industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has reduced international travel due to restrictive measures placed by countries trying to keep the virus from spreading.
Speaking at the launch of the new service, NAS Servair general manager Stephane Lopez said it is in response to a growing demand for ready meals delivered to offices and homes within Nairobi.
“Jumia is the leading eCommerce leader in Africa while Nas Servair is top airline caterer in Africa, and this partnership is a major gateway to providing world-class-local Kenyan meals to consumers in an affordable and safe way,” said the NAS boss.
Jumia Food Index report released last year showed that Kenyans spent Ksh. 2000 (US$18) on average for a meal on Jumia Food, while the least expensive meals cost as low as Ksh. 200 (US$1.8).
Nairobi is the leading city across Africa for online food delivery, followed by Casablanca (Morocco), Lagos (Nigeria) Kampala (Uganda), and Abidjan (Ivory Coast).
The most popular food brands ordered in Africa according to the report are KFC, MCDonalds’, Carrefour, Burger King and Pizza Hut in that order.
Jumia Food is present in Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa, and partners with close to 1000 restaurants across Kenya.
Meanwhile, ride-Hailing app Bolt, has raised Ksh19.8 billion (US$180m) funding from D1 Capital Partners meant to bolster safety and security measures on its platform, expand its network to smaller towns and peri-urban centres and grow its recently launched food delivery business dubbed Bolt Food.
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