- This Earth Day, foodpanda partnered Eat Just on the world’s first home delivery of GOOD Meat cultured meat products in Singapore
- Over 15,000 sustainable food, grocery and lifestyle products available for delivery to doorsteps in under 25 minutes via pandamart and foodpanda shops across Asia
Singapore — 22 April 2021 — This Earth Day, foodpanda, Asia’s leading food and grocery delivery platform, marks a new milestone in championing sustainable eating and living with the world’s first home delivery of cultured meat in partnership with Eat Just.
foodpanda also offers over 15,000 eco-friendly food options, groceries and lifestyle products for delivery, via its foodpanda shops vertical and pandamart cloud grocery stores. Partnering green food and retail merchants, foodpanda enhances the availability and accessibility of sustainable food and lifestyle options for millions of customers across Asia, leveraging its tech platform and extensive rider network to deliver quickly within 25 minutes.
“We have seen an increase in demand for healthier and more sustainable options during the pandemic, and expect this trend to continue,” said Jakob Angele, CEO of foodpanda. “Sustainability is high on the agenda for foodpanda, and we will continue working closely with green F&B and retail partners to help them reach more customers via our platform, at the same time provide greener varieties for our customers”.
Launching the world’s first home delivery of cultured meat
This Earth Day, foodpanda partnered with food company Eat Just for the world’s first home delivery of cultured meat. For the first time, customers are able to taste cultured meat in the comfort of their homes. The partnership marks a significant milestone for both brands in the global effort towards achieving food sustainability, by introducing the first taste of this revolutionary and sustainable meat option.
This follows the Eat Just’s history-making restaurant debut last December. Weeks prior, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured meat, which is real, high-quality meat made from animal cells.
From today, three dishes featuring high-quality chicken made in a brand-new way will be available for delivery on the foodpanda app for a limited period of time in Singapore. The dishes are prepared by Singapore’s 1880, the first establishment chosen to serve cultured meat to customers, and will now be the first to have GOOD Meat dishes delivered by foodpanda. GOOD Meat and foodpanda plan to collaborate with additional restaurants in Singapore to offer new dishes for delivery in the months to come. Starting rom mid-May, GOOD Meat selections from JW Marriott Singapore South Beach will be available on the platform.
Green living made easier via foodpanda shops and pandamart
From plant-based meats, locally- and sustainably-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables to eco-friendly household essentials and naturally-made beauty care products, foodpanda partners with over 300 sustainable and organic grocers and retailers on foodpanda shops and pandamart, making environmentally-friendly shopping easier than ever with more than 15,000 sustainable items available for home delivery.
THE SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT
Available on foodpanda shops, The Sustainability Project is a Singapore-based blog-turned-online-shop that aims to inspire the adoption of a zero waste lifestyle. Customers can satisfy all their sustainable shopping needs with a range of eco-friendly alternatives such as handmade vegan soap bars, reusable sanitary pads made from organic cotton and more.
COTTON FIELD ORGANIC (棉花田)
From fresh vegetables and domestic fruits to frozen seafood and poultry, foodpanda Taiwan offers a wide selection of sustainably- and locally-sourced food produce, groceries and household essentials from Cotton Field Organic. The local health chain also partners with small farmers to educate them on sustainable farming methods and provide a platform to reach out to more consumers. Consumers in Taiwan can now support local agricultural business in just a few taps via foodpanda shops.
A go-to supermarket chain for eco-shoppers in Malaysia, Village Grocer is now available on foodpanda shops, delivering an assortment of organic products including dairy products, fresh fruits, vegetables and even poultry to consumers.
ALL ABOUT YOU
All About You, Thailand’s first multi-brand shop to offer skincare, haircare, and body care products made from natural extracts, is now available on foodpanda Thailand. Catering to health-conscious consumers seeking natural, toxin-free products sourced from around the world, All About You offers a wide variety of hair and beauty, mother and baby care products, household essentials and cosmetics that comply with the brand’s non-toxic guarantee on foodpanda shops. These include anti-pollution shampoo, organic soap bars, naturally-made home scents and more.
Slowood is a zero waste store in Hong Kong that aims to cultivate green consumption habits by selling an assortment of sustainable alternatives in bulk and refills. Available on foodpanda shops in Hong Kong, Slowood offers a range of eco-friendly items including household and personal care products, gluten-free snacks, sustainable tableware and homeware, handpicked from New Zealand, Canada, the Netherlands and more.
On pandamart, foodpanda’s cloud grocery store, customers can also choose from an assortment of fresh produce from local grocers and plant-based and sustainably-grown products. Delivered 24/7 and on-demand delivery in under 25 minutes, sustainable options available via pandamart include meat-alternative products from brands such as Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and QUORN, and dried foods, snacks and staples from organic brands like Simply Natural and Sunny Fruit. With more than 150 pandamarts across eight markets in Asia, foodpanda operates Asia’s largest network of cloud grocery stores.
Paving the way for a greener agenda
As the food and grocery delivery continues to expand rapidly, foodpanda remains focused on growing sustainably with its ecosystem of riders, merchants, employees and consumers across Asia to:
- Achieve carbon neutrality, in line with parent company Delivery Hero’s goal to become carbon neutral globally by 2021;
- Tackle plastic waste through vendor and rider partnerships; and
- Reduce food waste via partnerships with local authorities and charity groups
foodpanda has also led the way for sustainability in the sector by achieving many industry firsts. foodpanda is the first delivery platform in Asia to launch the use of reusable containers through partnerships with barePack and Muuse in Singapore. foodpanda is also the first platform in Asia to launch the in-app a cutlery-opt out toggle, saving over 160 million pieces of single-use plastic between 2017 to 2020. In partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, foodpanda is also the first delivery platform in Singapore to ban the sale of sharks’ fin products.
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