End of Uber Eats: Has iFood become the monopolist in Brazil?

Last week, both customers and the market were taken by surprise with Uber Eats' announcement to stop delivering food in Brazil as of March 8 this year. The company explained its decision by saying that it will focus on the delivery of groceries from supermarkets and specialized stores - pet shops and liquor stores, for instance.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the company, the brand will operate on two fronts: through Cornershop by Uber, for grocery delivery intermediation services, and through package delivery by Uber Flash.

Following its exit from the restaurant delivery sector, Uber Direct will be expanded. The platform enables businesses to take orders or make sales and ask an Uber partner driver to make the delivery.


The company's announcement marks yet another dropout of a company from the food delivery sector in Brazil. In February 2019, it was Spanish Glovo that announced it would no longer operate in Brazil . . .

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