On Monday, Uber said that it was closing down its Uber Eats operations in eight more markets as they did not offer a clearer route to top the list in food delivery operations, its stated aim for its Eats business.
Uber also showed that the discontinued and transferred markets represented only 1% of Eats total gross bookings and 4% of Eats adjusted core earnings losses in the Q1 of 2020.
A spokesman of Uber said, “We have made the decision to discontinue Uber Eats in Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and Uruguay, and to wind down the Eats app and transition operations to Careem in UAE”. “This continues our strategy of focusing our energy and resources on our top Eats markets around the world.” Uber also added that its core rides business was unaffected in all of the markets.
The company mentioned that its operations will cease by June 4 in the said markets, apart from UAE, where they will transition to Careem, its wholly-owned subsidiary operating primarily in the Middle East. The company said that this would affect about 50 full-time roles.