Delivery service Foodora to close down in weeks

Foodora will stop operating in Australia in less than three weeks after three years of bringing meals to the nation’s doorsteps.

The food delivery service confirmed on Thursday it would wind down its operations by August 20 to allow the company to focus on international markets with a higher potential for growth.

Jeroen Willems, country manager at Foodora Australia, said he wanted to express his gratitude to customers, contractors and employees for their dedication to the delivery service “and for allowing us to be a part of their everyday”.

Food delivery service Foodora will stop operating in Australia this month after three years bringing meals to the nation’s doorsteps. Source: Getty

“It has been a privilege to bring the food you love right to your door,” he said.

“The company will fully utilise its resources to ensure employees find suitable alternative roles, as well as support partners and contractors during this transition.”

The decision to abandon the Australian market was made as the company shifts its focus to other markets within its global parent company Delivery Hero, Fairfax Media reported.