FSSAI directs Swiggy, Zomato, UberEats to delist unlicensed eateries

INDIA - The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed food firms Swiggy, UberEats, Zomato to remove unregistered restaurants from their platforms, believed to supply sub-standard food. FSSAI has asked ten food firms to delist such restaurants that do not have a licence and submit report on the action taken along with…

UberEats launches food delivery service in Kenya

KENYA - The American online food ordering and delivery platform, UberEats has launched its food delivery app that will allow customers order food from their favourite restaurants and get delivered at their convenience, at home or offices. UberEats has partnered with over 100 restaurants to provide food service in select parts of the capital Nairobi…

UberEats acquires South African restaurant tech start up orderTalk

SOUTH AFRICA - UberEats, the American online food ordering and delivery platform has announced that it has acquired the South African restaurant technology start up orderTalk at an undisclosed sum. orderTalk Inc. owned by venture capital firm Knife Capital, offers online ordering software and call center solutions for the restaurant, takeout, and hospitality industry. According…

Uber Technologies to deliver food by drone in new test programme

USA - Uber Technologies Inc., the largest food delivery business in the world, plans to deliver food by drone in San Diego, USA as part of a wide-reaching commercial test program approved by the federal government, according to Bloomberg. Dara Khosrowshahi, the chief executive officer, said people should expect meal delivery in five to 30…

Naspers to advance investments in SA’s rapidly growing food delivery market

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African tech and ecommerce giant Naspers Ltd has declared interest to ramp-up investments in South African food delivery business Mr D Food after selling its 11.18% stake in India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart, to US retail juggernaut Walmart. According to Business Day, the company also raised US$12.18 billion from selling…

Domino’s unveils pizza delivery ‘hotspots’ amidst competition heat-up

USA - Domino’s Pizza Inc, the American pizza restaurant chain has stepped up its pizza delivery system with new delivery ‘hotspots’, giving consumers convenience of picking up their products at set-off points. The initiative allows customers to find the pick-up points with the location services on their smartphones, opening new sales opportunities for the company.…