Major food-delivery service shutting down operations in Canada

 

As of May 11, Canadians will have one fewer option when it comes to food delivery services.

Foodora, a third-party delivery service that brings food from partnering restaurants to customers’ front doors, has announced it will no longer continue to serve Canadians after the end of the day on May 11.

The company, that has been operating in Canada for five years, cited a lack of profitability, as well as an oversaturated food-delivery-service market as the reasons they will ceasing operations in Canada.

"I’m very proud of what foodora has accomplished over the last few years. I’ve been able to witness food delivery grow from its infancy into what it is today, and helping to build a brand I’m proud of. However, there’s been some challenges along the way. We’re faced with strong competition in the Canadian market, and operate a business that requires a high volume of transactions to turn a profit. We’ve been unable to get to a position which would allow us to continue to operate without having to continually absorb losses,” David Albert, Managing Director of foodora Canada, said in a news release.

“Our service has grown to ten cities across the country, and none of this would have been possible without the dedication of our employees, riders and restaurants. I thank them for the continued support over the last five years. Supporting them during this transition phase is our main priority," said David Albert, Managing Director of foodora Canada,” he continued.

Cover photo courtesy of Foodora’s Twitter

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