Uber closes Eats operations in eight smaller markets

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FILE PHOTO: An Uber Eats delivery person rides a bicycle during an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Shibuya shopping and amusement district in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber (UBER.N) said on Monday it was closing down its Uber Eats operations in eight markets because they did not offer a clear route to becoming the number one or number two online food delivery operator, its stated aim for its Eats business.

“We have made the decision to discontinue Uber Eats in Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Uruguay,

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Uber Eats sees grocery orders jump in locked down Europe

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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber Eats said orders for grocery delivery on its platform jumped 59% across Europe in March compared with February as countries locked down to fight the coronavirus, helping offset some of the impact of shuttered restaurants on demand.

FILE PHOTO: An Uber Eats food delivery courier’s backpack is seen in Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, France, April, 1, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Uber Eats, which competes with the likes of Deliveroo, Takeway.com (TKWY.AS) and Just Eat in online meal delivery, already offered alcohol and selected

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Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats are sued over restaurant prices amid pandemic

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FILE PHOTO: An Uber Eats food delivery courier’s backpack is seen in front of a fast food restaurant as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Amsterdam, Netherlands March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

NEW YORK (Reuters) – GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats were sued on Monday for allegedly exploiting their dominance in restaurant meal deliveries to impose fees that consumers ultimately bear through higher menu prices, including during the coronavirus pandemic.

In a proposed class action filed in Manhattan federal court, three consumers said the defendants violated U.S. antitrust law by requiring that restaurants charge delivery customers and

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France’s Carrefour teams up with Uber Eats for lockdown deliveries

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows empty shelves at a Carrefour supermarket as people began stockpiling food in Gennevilliers, near Paris, as France grapples with an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) – French supermarket retailer Carrefour (CARR.PA) and Uber Eats announced a new delivery service on Wednesday, aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food during the nationwide lockdown triggered by the coronavirus crisis.

The service, which will start on April 6, will allow users to choose a Carrefour convenience store on the Uber Eats app or website, or dial by

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