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Tech & ScienceAmazon to shut down US restaurant delivery service

19:55  11 june  2019
19:55  11 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Amazon will shutter its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the U . S . later this month “As of June 24th, we will discontinue the Amazon Restaurants business in the US ,” an Amazon Amazon will also shut down Daily Dish, a workplace lunch delivery service that launched in 2016

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Amazon to shut down US restaurant delivery service © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others. The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It was expanded into the United Kingdom, but Amazon shut it down late last year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — Amazon said Tuesday that it is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, DoorDash and others.

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The company launched the on-demand delivery service in 2014 in Manhattan, which allowed users In April 2017, Uber announced that restaurants would no longer be able to use the service , shifting food It downsized its operations back in July, and on Tuesday, announced that it was shutting down .

The service, called Amazon Restaurants, offered delivery in more than 20 cities in the U.S. It expanded into the United Kingdom, but Amazon shut down the service in that country late last year. The closure of the U.S. business, which was first reported by technology news site GeekWire, will happen on June 24.

Still, Amazon.com Inc. has shown interest in delivering meals to diners' doorsteps. Last month, it bought a stake in British food delivery company Deliveroo, whose kangaroo logo is a common sight on bicycles and scooters in Britain.

Amazon Restaurants was a tiny player in the U.S., taking about 2% of the market, according to Jeremy Scott, a food and restaurant analyst at Mizuho.

He said Amazon didn't promote the delivery service enough and didn't have deals with big fast food chains. Uber Eats, for example, delivers Big Macs from McDonalds; DoorDash has a partnership with Wendy's; and Grubhub delivers Taco Bell chalupas and buckets of KFC's fried chicken.

With Amazon out of the business, analysts said others could pick up its business. Shares of Grubhub Inc. soared 7% Tuesday.

But Scott thinks Amazon isn't abandoning the business altogether.

"The shuttering of the platform doesn't necessarily mean that Amazon won't eventually invest in the space," he said.

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