Deliveroo to exit German market
UK food delivery company Deliveroo is quitting the German market on 16 August four years after expanding.
The startup sent an email to users where it said that it will “regrettably” be leaving Germany.
“This was not an easy decision and one we have not taken lightly,” it added, saying that its focus would be on “growing our operations in other markets around the world.”
The company also said that it would now focus on expanding its service to other markets around the world but did not specify where.
Deliveroo had already started reducing its services in smaller German cities a year ago. At the time, it said it would focus on Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Frankfurt.
It had 1,100 riders in five cities and just under 100 employees in Germany
Support for riders and affected employees would include a goodwill payment of 10 days’ pay, based on their average weekly earnings over the past 12 weeks and another goodwill payment of 2 weeks’ pay, based on their average weekly earnings over the past 12 weeks.
Employees who were being terminated would receive their statutory notice plus a further payment.
Deliveroo also said that it did not rule out returning to Germany in the future.