UberEats to grow across 40 UK cities and towns

Uber is aggressively growing its food delivery service UberEats and plans to open operations in 40 town and cities across the UK this year to combat rivals such as JustEat.

UberEats: plans to expand
UberEats: plans to expand

UberEats is currently available in just three UK cities, but according to a report in the Financial Times, Uber said that more than one million people have downloaded the app in the nine months since launch, a sign of the service's potential market.

On the basis that 55% of the UK’s population can order a car through Uber, the firm said it could replicate this coverage for UberEats.

Similarly to JustEat and Deliveroo, UberEats allows customers to order food from local restaurants at the touch of a button. Its expansion plans will see the service gain a presence at cities including Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Liverpool.

UberEats currently has ties with more than 5,000 couriers and 2,000 UK restaurants, including Leon and Itsu.

Last month Uber launched an "urgent investigation" after a former employee made allegations of sexual harassment.

Cannes Offer: 12 weeks' online access from just £12

Subscribe to Campaign before the end of Cannes Lions and save up to 71%


Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

1 Publicis Groupe withdraws from marketing and awards to focus on AI-powered platform Marcel

Publicis Groupe is pulling out of all marketing activity for the next 365 days - and won't be entering awards at Cannes next year - as it focuses its resources on developing Marcel, described by chief executive Arthur Sadoun as a ground breaking new platform.

Job description: Digital marketing executive

1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).

Just published