Foodpanda allots B35m for partners

Foodpanda allots B35m for partners

Outlay to help eateries, delivery drivers, writes Suchit Leesa-nguansuk

Mr Felde says online food delivery continues to grow during the outbreak.
Mr Felde says online food delivery continues to grow during the outbreak.

Foodpanda Thailand, the local operating unit of the Germany-based food delivery app, is gearing up for a special outlay of 35 million baht to support merchant partners, users and drivers in terms of discounts and sanitary kits as the country is combating the spread of coronavirus.

Alexander Felde, chief executive of Foodpanda Thailand, expects online food delivery to account for 30% of the total food and beverage industry in the country within three years, thanks to the digital lifestyle.

"The company is allocating an extra budget of 35 million baht for a Covid-19 relief programme to help eateries and delivery drivers overcome this crisis," Mr Felde told the Bangkok Post.

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