Uber is ending its Uber Eats restaurant delivery service in Brazil on March 7 to focus on Uber Direct in-store delivery service and deliveries through the Cornershop online grocery platform, according to a Reuters report on Thursday. (January 6) who quotes sources close to the case.
Uber’s move is part of its global effort to shut down unprofitable operations around the world. Uber’s statement does not include a reason to shut down its Uber Eats service in Brazil.
Rappi and iFood are among the other food delivery services in Brazil. The former counts SoftBank Group among its investors while the latter is part of Movile, a technology group supported by Prosus.
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The Global Digital Shopping Index: Brazil Edition, a collaboration between PYMNTS and Cybersource, shows that 41% of Brazilian consumers are very or extremely likely to use digitally-focused features to make purchases, which is above the levels of others. major international markets studied by PYMNTS.
Movile CEO Patrick Hruby told Karen Webster, CEO of PYMNTS, that FinTech is seen as “the launching pad” for products and services that can be seen as part of an interoperable digital payments ecosystem. – and he sees it as a natural extension of Movile’s role as a funder of venture capital. and incubator.
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Last month, Uber partnered with autonomous driving company Motional – a collaboration between Hyundai and Aptiv – on a driverless food delivery pilot in the United States this year, starting in Santa Monica, Calif., via the Uber Eats app.
Uber sold its self-driving car division to Aurora Innovation Inc. last year, ending its vision of making self-driving taxis. Motional also plans to work with Lyft on self-driving taxis in Las Vegas, with a goal of launching the service in 2023.
Uber is also working with CLEAR by integrating its free Home to Gate app feature with Uber software to help users determine exactly when to leave for the airport and help them book an Uber ride in advance. which helps to make everything “transparent.” “And” predictable “.