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Deliveroo Pushes Into U.K. Provinces With Help From Amazon

  • CEO says company might one day make delivery by Amazon drone
  • Dozens of companies now offer restaurant delivery using apps
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Deliveroo CEO Will Shu talks about the global food delivery business.Source: Bloomberg)

Food delivery service Deliveroo is planning a major expansion in the U.K. after securing $575 million in funding from Amazon.com Inc. and other investors.

London-based Deliveroo has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital since it was founded in 2012 and its self-employed riders have become a familiar sight in many large cities. It now wants to reach half of the U.K.’s population of 65 million by the end of the year, up from the 33% who can currently use its mobile app, said Chief Executive Officer Will Shu.