Deliveroo has continued to expand the services it offers to restaurants by launching ‘Food Procurement’, a new service that allows restaurants to purchase cooking ingredients and supplies at reduced prices via bespoke deals negotiated by Deliveroo.
The new scheme, which Deliveroo has been trialing for over a year, aims to save restaurants over 20% on their ingredients bills, with smaller independent restaurants saving up to 40% on ingredients while also improving the quality of their ingredients and the produce they use.
Deliveroo said the scheme saves restaurants money on their ingredients from vegetables to meat, as well as on cleaning supplies and packaging product. It added the support is “particularly impactful” for smaller restaurants who do not have the economies of scale of large restaurant groups.
Deliveroo is the first food delivery platform to offer this sort of service in the UK. Several hundred restaurant partners are already using the scheme, and the company expects this number to be at 5,000 by the end of the year. The programme will be live by the end of the year in Spain, France, UK and UAE.
Commenting Ajay Lakhwani , VP of new business at Deliveroo, said: “Food Procurement is an exciting new service for restaurants, which will cut costs while raising the quality of ingredients.
“By using our size and scale to negotiate great prices we can both simplify the procurement process and help independents and chains can make big savings. Restaurants and their suppliers are the winners. And of course this is great news for customers, as restaurants cook with better quality ingredients.”