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    Chancellor hails Deliveroo a ‘true British tech success story’ as it confirms London float


    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hailed Deliveroo a “true British tech success story” as the aggregator confirms its intention to list on the London Stock Exchange.

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    Uber case ‘not relevant to food delivery’


    Uber’s Supreme Court loss over drivers’ rights does not have implications for food delivery drivers, MCA has been told.

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    TipJar tackles tronc


    TipJar, the digital tipping platform from BrewDog retail director James Brown and Rosa’s Thai co-founder Alex Moore, has received a clearance from HMRC that could see operators move away from the use of tronc systems.

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    Hostech returns for 2021


    Hosetch returns this month as a month-long virtual event and editorial series, bringing you the latest developments in digital technology in the hospitality industry.

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    DoorDash valued at $60bn after IPO


    DoorDash, the US food delivery platform, reached a market value of $60bn in its public trading debut, after a strong performance during the pandemic. Shares in DoorDash closed at $189.51 on Wednesday, 86% above the price of their initial public offering. Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash, whose stake ...

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    Hunter swaps Kerb for Tipjar


    Kerb head of development Ollie Hunter has joined Tipjar as head of operations.

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    M Restaurants to use champagne-serving robots through December


    M Restaurants, the Rare Restaurants-owned brand, has announced it plans to use robot waiters alongside staff at its two London sites upon reopening. Through December, M Threadneedle Street and M Victoria Street will make use of the robots – named Bailey and Sage – to serve champagne to customers, travelling between the bar and tables delivering flutes and bottles. The bots will also offer seasonal greetings, and have the option to display personalised messages to guests.

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    Deliveroo lines up Arney as chair


    Deliveroo is lining up Claudia Arney to chair its board as the company prepares to float on the stock market, Sky News reports.

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    Deliveroo appoints Worldpay’s Medlock ahead of IPO


    Deliveroo has lined up former Worldpay CFO Rick Medlock to chair its audit committee as it prepares to list, Sky News reports.

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    Just Eat UK orders up 43% to 46.4m


    Just Eat has reported UK orders in Q3 2020 grew by 43% year on year to 46.4m.

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    Khan warns Deliveroo over treating restaurants fairly


    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has written to Deliveroo amid claims the delivery company is over charging small restaurants groups.

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    Deliveroo feature promises deeper customer engagement


    Deliveroo has published details about its new feature, ‘Brought to you by Deliveroo’, which allows customers to order for delivery directly from restaurants’ websites for the first time.

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    Deliveroo preps £2bn IPO


    Deliveroo has begun working on plans for an initial public offering (IPO) after appointing investment bank Goldman Sachs to advise on the process, Sky News reports.

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    Deliveroo to hire 15k new riders


    Deliveroo has announced it will employ an additional 15,000 riders by the end of the year, in contrast to the hospitality industry it supplies, which is continuing to haemorrhage jobs.

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    Nando’s to roll out delivery nationwide in exclusive Deliveroo partnership


    Nando’s has entered into an exclusive partnership with Deliveroo, which will see 360 of its restaurants join the delivery platform.

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    McDonald’s to trial reusable cups


    McDonald’s has announced global plans to test a new reusable cup model for hot drinks.

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    Pret to launch in-shop coffee subscription service


    Pret is set to launch an in-shop coffee subscription service next week.

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    Footfall jumps up over bank holiday weekend


    Wireless Social has said total footfall on Sunday was the ”largest jump we have seen in weeks”. It said the sunny bank holiday had encouraged people to “get out and about again”. Broken down into some of the key regions, it said Liverpool was down just 13% behind pre-lockdown footfall figures, with a 25% jump on the previous week. The West End of London showed footfall in slight growth, with it nearing 55% down on February figures. In Glasgow, after having a few weeks of minimal growth, the city saw more people out and about last weekend (+8% growth on Saturday and +10% on Sunday).

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    Tastecard to take on delivery with low commission


    Tastecard has announced plans to take on Deliveroo, Uber Eats, and Just Eat with a new takeaway delivery and collection service, with a permanent discount of at least 10%.

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    Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside: Digital channels “a necessity” in post-coronavirus world


    Accelerating development plans for its digital channels will be a priority for Greggs as it looks to evolve for a post-coronavirus trading environment, CEO Roger Whiteside has said.