Just Eat Takeaway to create thousands of jobs and invest “tens of millions” in UK after record results

Just Eat Takeaway is set to create thousands of jobs in the UK following a record jump in revenues during lockdown.

Just Eat Takeaway, which became the world’s largest food delivery company outside of China in June after acquiring rival Grubhub, reported a 44 per cent jump in revenues to €1bn in the first half of the year.

Orders over the period also skyrocketed 32 per cent to 257 million, while lockdown encouraged more 54 million customers to use the service, up from 44 million compared to the same period a year earlier.

READ MORE: Grubhub acquired by Just Eat Takeaway for £5.76bn creating world’s largest food delivery company outside China

According to Sky News, Just Eat Takeaway plans to invest “tens of millions of pounds” into the UK creating thousands of jobs, a welcome boost for the UK’s struggling economy.

It comes just months after Just Eat and Takeaway.com’s £6 billion merger was approved by competition authorities in the UK.

Should it also approve the recent $7.3 billion (£5.76 billion) takeover with Grubhub, the newly consolidated company will have more than 70 million active customers across its combined markets, placing around 600 million orders a year making it the largest player in Europe and the US by some margin.

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