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Uber Plans to Expand German Delivery Business After Early Gains

  • Company plans to hit about 70 cities by year-end from 14 now
  • Rapid delivery service with Carrefour in France also growing
An Uber Eats delivery cyclist carries a thermal insulated food backpack near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

An Uber Eats delivery cyclist carries a thermal insulated food backpack near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to grow its food delivery business in Germany to around 70 cities by the end of this year, up from the current 14 in Europe’s largest economy.

Eve Henrikson, Uber’s regional general manager for delivery in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said the investment was the result of “lots of demand.”