SoftBank-backed Doordash enters Japan

SoftBank-backed Doordash enters Japan

A delivery person for Doordash rides his bike in the rain during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
FILE PHOTO: A delivery person for Doordash rides his bike in the rain during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

TOKYO: US food delivery firm DoorDash, which is backed by SoftBank Group, announced the launch of services in Japan on Wednesday (Jun 9), joining an increasingly crowded market that has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services will be initially limited to the city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, the money-losing delivery firm told reporters, in a step that follows expansion to Canada and Australia.

SoftBank already backs some of the largest delivery services in Japan, such as Uber Eats from Uber and Demae-can.

Source: Reuters

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