The San Francisco-based rideshare giant has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic -- cutting a quarter of its global workforce in May -- and has been looking to boost its growing food delivery service Uber Eats.
The CNN website included the article headlined ‘Uber suffers another blow as it loses McDonald’s delivery monopoly in the UK’. The specifics of the matter are irrelevant,
French supermarket retailer Carrefour and Uber Eats said they would launch a new delivery service aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food during the nationwide lockdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis.
Uber Eats said orders for grocery delivery on its platform jumped 59% across Europe in March compared with February as countries locked down to fight the coronavirus, helping offset some of the impact of shuttered restaurants on demand.
Uber, the multinational ride hailing application, has sold its online food-ordering business in India to local rival Zomato in exchange for a 9.99 per cent stake in the startup. The deal is reportedly worth over $350m or close to Rs2,500 crore. Zomato is backed by China's Ant Financial.