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

In the year to date, UK orders grew 27% to 123.2m.

The company said it was widening the gap with competition in key countries, including the UK and Canada.

Australia was the fastest-growing country, delivering market share gains with triple-digit order growth in the quarter.

Just Eat Takeaway.com said it has started an aggressive investment programme in the legacy Just Eat countries.

The Anglo-Dutch company has rolled out new partnerships with approximately 800 McDonald’s restaurants and 300 Greggs locations in the UK.

It said the integration of Just Eat and Takeaway.com was on track, with all countries now adopting the same branding, creating a single global brand identity.

On 7 October 2020, the acquisition of Grubhub was approved by the Just Eat Takeaway.com, with completion anticipated to occur in the first half of 2021.

Jitse Groen, CEO of Just Eat Takeaway.com: “Order growth at Just Eat Takeaway.com further accelerated, consequently widening the gap to competitors in our key markets. We have continued to generate strong adjusted EBITDA, while investing aggressively, and are well-positioned for autumn and winter, our traditional growth season.”