food delivery

GrabFood trials programme for hawkers with lower commissions

GRABFOOD has kickstarted a pilot project for hawkers that involve lower commission fees and a new format of ordering.

Boom time for Bangkok's online food delivery industry amid lockdown

WHILE the Thai economy is likely to contract 5-10 per cent this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the few growth sectors (other than face mask and sanitiser sales) has been the online food...

GrabFood bent on serving hawkers despite major barriers

HAVING hawkers on a delivery platform might not appear to make economic sense, but GrabFood Singapore is determined not to leave the segment out. It plans to help hawkers digitalise their...

Is GrabFood Singapore chasing a pipe dream?

GRABFOOD Singapore is not ready to talk about what an optimised food delivery business model would look like, its top executive said. All it can say, for now, is that it will use technology to...

Lalamove eyes improved recipe for seat at food delivery table

AS food and beverage (F&B) merchants hunt for alternatives to the food delivery apps and their steep commissions, on-demand logistics startup Lalamove could be about to get its big break.

Deliveroo lays off 25% of Singapore staff amid Covid-19 economic downturn

DELIVEROO is laying off a quarter of its employees in Singapore as the global health crisis and economic downturn continue to impact its business.

Tingkat service enjoying revival, but it won't be big bucks for caterers

THE tingkat (tiffin carrier) service, invented once upon a time for working mothers unable to rush home in time to cook for their families, may be seeing a revival as households are forced to dine...

High commissions expose weakness in food delivery model

THE pressure for food delivery platforms to lower their merchant commission rates has intensified over the past two weeks, prompting GrabFood, foodpanda and Deliveroo to break their silence and...

Food delivery platforms deny profiting from surge in demand during virus crisis

GRABFOOD, foodpanda and Deliveroo said on Friday that their merchant commission rates are justified because they ensure that delivery riders are fairly paid and the cost of service is covered.

ComfortDelGro cabbies to deliver RedMart groceries

SOME of ComfortDelGro’s 10,000-strong fleet of taxis will soon be used as RedMart grocery delivery vehicles.

Enterprise Singapore to partly fund food delivery fulfilled by logistics players amid virus outbreak

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) said on Thursday that it will fund part of the costs incurred by food and beverage (F&B) players when they fulfil delivery orders through third-party logistics...