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Deliveroo to expand to 100 new towns in the UK

Deliveroo, which started out delivering food from restaurants has also recently began offering home drop offs from grocers such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose

Deliveroo has revealed plans to expand into 100 new towns and cities across the UK, following a year of growth in 2020. 

The food delivery service which has seen an increase in demand since the pandemic, has said it will now launch for the first time in Yeovil, Bangor Northern Ireland, East Kilbride, King’s Lynn, Scarborough, Llanelli and Exmouth. 

Last September, the company also announced it would onboard a further 15,000 delivery drivers after it marked a year-on-year rise of 286%. Devlieroo’s highest figure on record. 

The business which started out delivering food from restaurants has also recently began offering home drop offs from grocers such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. The company now expects four million people to avail of its services. 

Carlo Mocci, chief business officer UKI, Deliveroo said: “We are pleased to announce that we expect to launch in around 100 new towns and cities across the UK and expand our reach in existing areas throughout 2021 with the aim of reaching almost two thirds of the population. 

“With further lockdown measures now in place across the UK, we want to do everything possible to help households get the food they need and want and play our role to make sure families across the country have a wide selection of amazing food, drink and household products in as little as 30 minutes.”

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