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Tuesday 13 August 2019

Don’t mention the war – Deliveroo exits Germany!

logoAs the war for global domination of the online food delivery market rages on, another protagonist has exited one the largest battlefields in Europe.

UK-based Deliveroo has just announced that it is to end operations in Germany this week. This follows Berlin-based Rival Delivery Hero selling its operations in its home market (!) to Amsterdam-based Takeaway.com in December last year. Meanwhile, Takeaway.com is in undertaking what is in effect a reverse takeover of UK-based Just Eat (see Just Eat looks to share a Takeaway).

Phew – got it so far?

The food delivery market is turning as much into a battle of the business models as a contest for who has the deepest pockets. In the early days there was clear delineation between business models. There were straight out marketplaces like Just Eat with a ‘people light’ – and once highly profitable – business model serving food outlets with their own delivery teams; and then there were the likes of ‘people heavy’ Deliveroo, with their own delivery teams serving food outlets that did not. Now it’s becoming a bit of a free-for-all as they all try each other’s business models and more besides (see Deliveroo gives top billing to Edinburgh’s Cultivate).

Only it’s not free, witness the profitability challenges at Just Eat (see Just Eat back in loss ahead of Takeaway ‘merger’, and the tons of money pouring into heavily loss-making Deliveroo (see Amazon Primes Deliveroo). Now add to the business model recipe a soupcon of ‘dark kitchen’ (see Kalanick’s UK ‘dark kitchens’ see the light of day (and night)) and a liberal splash of Uber (see UBER growth slows as losses escalate) and you have to ask yourself whether there can ever be an outright winner in this war.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '07:47'

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