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Food delivery from the premium restaurants sector – 2 very fresh news stories

by on April 23, 2015

1  The premium take-out space in Europe continues to heat up as a number of startups target parts of the market that Just Eat, Foodpanda and Delivery Hero aren’t yet catering for. Namely, food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out and delivery service.

The best funded is the U.K.’s Deliveroo, which earlier this year raised a $25 million Series B round led by Accel Partners — money it pegged for European expansion. Today the London-headquartered startup is making good on that promise, launching the service in Paris andBerlin, following a quiet launch in Dublin earlier this week.

2  JUST EAT today announces the appointment of Barnaby Dawe as Chief Marketing Officer.

Barnaby brings with him a wealth of experience, having spent over 15 years leading the marketing strategies for some of the UK’s most exciting and iconic brands, including Sky, Channel 4, Heart FM, The Sun and The Times newspapers. Prior to JUST EAT, Barnaby was Chief Marketing Officer at HarperCollins Publishers and has been consulting a range of retail and e-commerce brands to drive growth through marketing, brand and digital strategies.

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Boom in mobile takeaway ordering for JUST EAT

by on February 14, 2013

JUST EAT, the UK’s leading online takeaway ordering service, has released its new mobile app, with its own figures showing how the growth in smartphone use and adoption is driving changing consumer buying habits for takeaway.

  • JUST EAT’s figures reveal that takeaway ordering on mobile devices increased 350% between Q4 2011 and Q4 2012.
  • In Q4 2012, more than a quarter (27%) of all JUST EAT orders came from a mobile device.
  • JUST EAT expects mobile to be the most popular ordering method by 2015, with the number of smartphone users in the UK predicted to more than double between 2012 and 2016, from 19.2 million to 41.9 million*.
  • New mobile app is the latest result of a major push on innovation in the last 12 months and has already made it to the top of the food and drink section of the AppStore download charts.
  • The new app makes it simple to call up menus and user reviews on a mobile or tablet device, and see what’s on offer nearby from over 15,000 delivery restaurants across the UK.

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