Bolt Food South Africa expands into Johannesburg as it guns for rivals

SOUTH AFRICA – Bolt Food South Africa, the food delivery arm of ride-hailing firm Bolt, is eyeing expansion into Johannesburg as it readies to take on main competitors Uber Eats and Mr D Food in the market. The food delivery app, which launched in Cape Town during the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, says it has experienced 50% month-on-month growth in the past three months and is betting on competitive prices, as it eyes nationwide expansion. The lockdown resulted in online shopping reaching a tipping point during the…

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Bolt timely launches food delivery service in Kenya amidst restrictions curtailing restaurants operations

KENYA – Ride-hailing firm Bolt has officially launched its food delivery service, Bolt Food, in Nairobi, Kenya. This comes months after the Estonian company hinted of diversifying its operations in the East African nation, with an advertisement of a Country Manager job position in August. According to the company, the new service will give users access to a huge variety of restaurants and menus at the tap of a button as well as boost the customer base for various restaurants. The launch is timely and gives Kenyan eateries a base…

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On-demand mobility platform Bolt expands food delivery services to Nigeria

NIGERIA – Bolt, an Estonian ride-hailing company is venturing into the food delivery business in Nigeria, bringing competition to the door step of companies like Jumia Foods and GoKada. This was made known as a job position advertisement on the company’s website stating, “We are launching our new food delivery service and we are looking for a Restaurant Sales Manager who can help in establishing partnerships with local businesses.” Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have ventured into or expanded their food delivery services in Nigeria. Gokada…

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Taxi hailing Bolt ventures into food delivery business as alternative revenue streams

KENYA – Bolt, a taxi hailing service, is venturing into the food delivery business in Kenya targeting alternative revenue streams as the market has seen reduced mobility in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions. Bolt advertised the position of Country Manager for its food delivery arm in Kenya signalling the beginning of operations towards the end of the year according to Business Daily. “We’re already present in 30+ markets across Europe and Africa. Now, it’s time for us to bring the know-how around building a mobility platform to the food delivery industry,” read…

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