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FamilyMart Taiwan to launch delivery service with Foodpanda

FamilyMart Taiwan is partnering with food-delivery platform Foodpanda to launch a delivery service.

Starting Wednesday next week, the firm plans to offer delivery services from its 1000 outlets nationwide by June, with initial services commencing out of Familymart Taiwan’s 146 locations within Taipei and New Taipei. The service will be rolled out to the remaining outlets in two further phases.

Deliveries will be made between the hours of 5.30pm to 2am on the day following purchase, and will serve almost 200 of its food items including snacks, beverages, groceries and pre-packed meals.

FamilyMart Taiwan partnered with Uber Eats last year to start a food delivery service before the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. That partnership ended in March.

The new partnership is expected to address the sharp rise in e-commerce trading in response to the coronavirus outbreak as consumers are staying home. The firm has seen demand for delivery of its products rise 15 per cent since February, according to senior executive Lee Ching-hsien.

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