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...

Deliveroo, foodpanda, GrabFood see surge in delivery rider applications

FOOD delivery platforms Deliveroo Singapore, foodpanda and GrabFood have seen a spike in rider applications in recent weeks. This comes amid a surge in demand for food delivery services during the...

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.

With steep commissions, have food delivery apps failed to disrupt?

THE high merchant fees charged by food delivery platforms are under scrutiny amid the Covid-19 outbreak, in a reckoning that may be overdue. The big question now is if these apps have fallen short...

Resilience of on-demand delivery startups tested amid Covid-19 crunch time

STARTUPS in Singapore's on-demand delivery ecosystem - spanning food and grocery delivery, and last-mile logistics - are bracing for a surge in demand and tougher operating conditions amid the...



GrabFood launches its first cloud kitchen in Singapore

GRABFOOD is ramping up its cloud kitchens venture with plans to add more properties to its existing slate of more than 50 such kitchens in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the...

Back to square one? Why are “asset-light” players in the sharing economy buying up property and cars?

FOUR years ago, an advertising and public relations executive penned these words about four up-and-coming companies: "Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles.

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GrabFood turns kitchen heat up a notch by going onto main menu

IN A long-awaited move, Grab Singapore will integrate its food delivery service, GrabFood, into the Grab "super app" within the first half of this year, the company told The Business Times.

Food delivery pioneer foodpanda says it's no endangered species

THE app-based food delivery space has grown greatly in recent years, with players coming and going, but one constant in Singapore has been foodpanda.