Food delivery skyrockets amid virus

DIGITAL COMMERCE: In 2016, only 2 percent of orders were delivered in Taiwan, but that has risen to 10 percent, Foodpanda Taiwan Co operations director Nick Yu said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 19, 2020
By: Angelica Oung / Staff reporter

A Foodpanda courier plies his trade in Taipei on March 17.
Photo: CNA

Online food delivery platforms have seen explosive growth in Taiwan this year, helped by business opportunities related to the COVID-19 pandemic, company executives said at a digital commerce conference in Taipei yesterday.

When the threat of COVID-19 kept people from going out to eat, more people experimented with ordering food deliveries online, Foodpanda Taiwan Co Ltd (富胖達) operations director Nick Yu (余岳勳) said.

Foodpanda started operations in Taiwan in 2012.

“We experienced 5,000 percent growth in the past 24 months,” Yu said. “That’s more than the previous six years combined.”    [FULL  STORY]

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