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January 7, 2022

Ubers Eats to pull the plug on restaurant deliveries in Brazil

From March 8, Uber Eats will only focus on grocery deliveries in Brazil.

Ride-hailing company Uber has decided to stop its restaurant delivery service Uber Eats in Brazil.

After 7 March, the firm will focus on deliveries of groceries from Brazilian supermarkets, wholesalers and specialised stores through Cornershop by Uber. In addition to Cornershop, the company will focus on Uber Flash package delivery. 

Currently, Cornershop by Uber offers its services in more than 100 cities across Brazil and is said to have recorded a three-fold growth in the number of orders last year.

Beginning 8 March, Uber Eats users will be able to select products ranging from decoration items, stationery and beverages from supermarkets and wholesalers in Brazil.

Besides this, Uber will further expand its Uber Direct enterprise product, which facilitates same-day delivery service to customers.

It noted that the volume of trips and deliveries made by its partner drivers in Brazil have already surpassed the figure recorded in the period before the pandemic.

An Uber spokesperson said: “The unique combination of our scale and cutting-edge technology in mobility and delivery will allow our riders to go anywhere and get whatever they want.”

Going forward, the company also intends to expand products to other modes of transport, such as motorcycles and taxis.

In May 2020, Uber announced the withdrawal of its Uber Eats service from eight smaller markets, including Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Romania, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras and Uruguay.

Furthermore, the company will discontinue its app in the UAE, transferring its operations to its Middle East subsidiary Careem.

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