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Deliveroo aims to create 1300 Irish jobs worth €37.5m in GDP terms by 2020

Written by Robert McHugh, on 4th Apr 2019. Posted in General

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A new economic study released today shows the significant economic contribution made by Deliveroo to the Irish economy during 2018.

According to the report, over 40% of the over 800 Irish restaurants that Deliveroo partners with, reached new markets. Almost one in ten of these restaurants expanded their offerings and 5% of all partners opened a new premises.

In Ireland, the report reveals that Deliveroo supports 590 jobs across the Irish economy and 520 additional jobs in the restaurant sector, of which 350 are in chain restaurants, and 170 are in independent restaurants.

Deliveroo generates over €36 million additional revenue for the restaurant sector in Ireland, of which €24.5 million is in chain restaurants, and €11.7 million is in independent restaurants. The report estimates that in total, Deliveroo generates €48 million of revenue across the Irish economy.

If Deliveroo continues to grow at its current rate, the report projects that the company’s operations would support somewhere in the region of 1,300 jobs and €37.5 million of economic output (GDP) in Ireland by 2020.

Following on from the release of the report, Deliveroo UK & Ireland Managing Director Dan Warne said, "Deliveroo wants to be a true strategic partner to our restaurants, helping them to grow and reach new customers. We are delighted to see that our efforts are resulting in significant increases in revenues for restaurants already, as well as creating more well-paid local jobs, but we want to go further. Deliveroo has ambitious growth targets for Ireland and we look forward to continuing to work with the very best Irish restaurants, delivering their amazing meals in record time."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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