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Foodora Will Stop Delivery Across Australia Later This Month

It will withdraw from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on August 20.
By Samantha Teague
August 02, 2018
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Foodora Will Stop Delivery Across Australia Later This Month

It will withdraw from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on August 20.
By Samantha Teague
August 02, 2018
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The pink bag-toting cyclists travelling through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane's streets will be no more as of August 20, with Foodora announcing today that it will cease operations in Australia.

As reported by the ABCthe company released a statement saying it would be pulling out of Australia to focus on its work in other cities, saying it was "shift[ing its] focus towards other markets where the company currently sees a higher potential for growth." Foodora, which is based out of Berlin, also operates in Canada, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Foodora's operations in Australia began when it acquired local delivery company Suppertime back in 2015.

In recent months, the company has been plagued by allegations of underpaying works and "sham contracting", with Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman commencing legal action against the company in mid-June.

For those worried about their late-night bathrobe meals, Uber Eats and Deliveroo drivers will continue to thanklessly deliver you food — rain, hail or shine.

 

Published on August 02, 2018 by Samantha Teague

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