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Eat Just and foodpanda partner on world’s first home delivery of cultured meat

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SINGAPORE (April 20, 2021) –  Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, and foodpanda, Asia’s leading food and grocery delivery platform, have partnered on the world’s first home delivery of cultured meat. Three dishes featuring high-quality chicken made in a brand-new way will be available for delivery on the foodpanda platform kicking off on Earth Day, April 22, for a limited period of time in Singapore.

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. The groundbreaking in-home tasting experience for Eat Just’s GOOD Meat brand follows the company’s history-making December restaurant debut. Weeks prior, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured meat, which is real, high-quality meat made from animal cells.

Starting from Thursday, April 22, diners will be able to place orders for the following chef-crafted GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken dishes via the foodpanda app:

  • Chicken & Rice with coconut rice, pak choi, sweet chili, chrysanthemums, microgreens;
  • Katsu Chicken Curry with jasmine rice, heritage carrots, micro shiso, edible flowers and
  • Chicken Caesar Salad with kale, romaine, edible flowers, shaved radish, plant-based Caesar dressing

Sustainable food made more convenient and accessible with delivery 

The exclusive GOOD Meat dishes will be available to customers who are within 1880’s delivery zone. To mitigate environmental impacts, each order is packaged in an eco-friendly box made from sustainable bamboo fiber and resin, delivered by foodpanda riders on e-bikes. Customers will also enjoy a 360 degree immersive film that connects the delivery of GOOD Meat to the protection, preservation and restoration of our planet’s wild spaces. A Google Cardboard headset is included in every order.

To date, hundreds of diners at 1880 have been treated to an interactive journey through the past, present and future of our food system and a multi-course meal including globally inspired cultured chicken dishes. Through GOOD Meat and foodpanda’s partnership, many more will now be able to have a similar experience in the comfort of their own homes.

“Bringing GOOD Meat directly to the homes of people in Singapore with foodpanda is another historically important step in our journey to build a safer, healthier food system,” said Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of Eat Just.

“Food is at the core of our business, and ensuring that we have a sustainable food ecosystem is an important agenda for us. foodpanda is thrilled to be the first platform in the world to deliver cultured meat dishes so that customers in Singapore can be the world’s first diners to enjoy them from the comforts of their home,” said Jakob Angele, CEO of foodpanda APAC. “Together with Eat Just, we hope to bring this to more markets – not just in Asia but also in every country in the world where Delivery Hero brands operate.” 

The partnership bolsters not just the commitment of Eat Just and foodpanda in furthering the progress of food sustainability, but also that of foodpanda’s parent company Delivery Hero. Delivery Hero’s venture capital fund, DX Ventures, is currently an investor in Eat Just –  a testament of the organization’s collective commitment in creating and promoting a sustainable food ecosystem. 

Reactions around cultured meat have been positive since GOOD Meat’s launch in Singapore. According to research, 70% of Singaporeans who have sampled GOOD Meat said that it tasted as good, or better than conventional chicken, and nearly 90% of those diners said they would substitute conventional chicken with cultured chicken. The availability of GOOD Meat dishes on delivery is a positive step forward in increasing public awareness and enthusiasm about cultured meat, and marks a key leap in the mass adoption of cultured meat as part of our joint efforts to create a sustainable food ecosystem. 

To commemorate this landmark occasion, Tetrick will join Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos (“The Game Changers,” “Racing Extinction,” “The Cove”); and Bruce Friedrich, co-founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institute for a virtual town hall on the future of meat and its impact on people and the planet. The event will take place at 9 a.m. SGT on Friday, April 30 (9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT, Thursday April 29) and will be moderated by Chloe Sorvino who leads food and agriculture coverage for Forbes. RSVP to participate in the virtual town hall here.

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foodpanda launches COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign across Asia

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  • In the lead up to WHO’s World Immunization Week, foodpanda rolls out a series of content across digital and social media channels to raise awareness of COVID-19 vaccination programmes and fight vaccine misinformation
  • In addition, foodpanda supports local vaccination programmes in Singapore, Cambodia and the Philippines
  • Campaign aims to reach over 10 million riders, merchants, customers and foodpanda employees across Asia

8 APRIL 2021 — SINGAPORE — In the lead up to World Health Organisation’s World Immunization Week from 24 to 30 April 2021, foodpanda, Asia’s leading food and grocery delivery platform, has launched a COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign, leveraging its extensive network of riders, merchants and customers across nine markets to reach out to more than 10 million people across Asia. The campaign will be rolled out in phases in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Japan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines. 

This series of content will be shared through digital and social media channels, providing useful information and resources on local vaccination programmes, tips on identifying vaccination misinformation and reminders on COVID-19 safeguards. foodpanda is also supporting local vaccination programmes in Singapore, Cambodia and the Philippines. 

“The region’s battle with COVID-19 is ongoing, and we have to stay vigilant on keeping our ecosystem safe,” said Jakob Angele, CEO of foodpanda. “Leveraging existing channels with our network of riders, merchants, employees and customers, we can raise greater awareness around fighting misinformation and share information around local vaccination programmes, so that our entire delivery ecosystem can be informed and mobilised. We will continuously explore ways to play a part in the fight against COVID-19.”

Supporting local vaccination programmes throughout Asia

Across Asia, foodpanda continues to support local community vaccination programmes. 

In the Philippines, foodpanda will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Health in April 2021 to combat vaccine misinformation by creating correct information materials targeted for riders, consumers and partner vendors. foodpanda Philippines is also supporting the IngatAngat vaccine information awareness campaign by the local T3 Task Force comprising government and private sector members to encourage vaccinations.

Throughout the month of April, foodpanda Cambodia is supporting and showing appreciation to frontliners, by donating food and drinks to four major hospitals and vaccination centres. foodpanda Cambodia is also working with local authorities to get employees and delivery riders vaccinated. 

In Singapore, foodpanda is working with the Ministry of Health to ensure that its rider partners are vaccinated, while exploring collaborations with local authorities on initiatives to help raise public awareness about vaccines.

These initiatives are part of foodpanda’s continuous efforts to support the food and grocery delivery ecosystem during challenging times in the midst of COVID-19: 

  • Supporting F&B restaurants and retail shops: To help local businesses digitalize and diversify revenue streams, foodpanda introduced virtual onboarding, fee waivers and support initiatives for merchants to join the platform quickly and seamlessly 
  • Supporting riders: Thousands of riders have joined foodpanda’s network, gaining access to more earning opportunities
  • Safety and accessibility for customers: Making food, groceries and daily essentials available for safe and convenient doorstep delivery, made contactless by default to minimise direct contact and protect the health and safety of customers, riders and merchants

foodpanda has been growing its footprint across Asia to provide millions of customers a convenient way to get food and daily essentials, delivered safely to doorsteps, which was especially critical in the midst of the pandemic. 

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foodpanda expands q-commerce in Asia with MUJI, IKEA, Lawson, Tesco and Watsons

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SINGAPORE — 8 December 2020 — Portable aroma diffusers, over-the-counter medicine, and Swedish meatballs — anything you need, delivered within 30 minutes. With foodpanda shops, consumers are able to get anything they need delivered to their doorsteps quickly and conveniently, as foodpanda shops now offers products from the region’s leading retailers including MUJI, IKEA, Lawson, Tesco and Watsons.

foodpanda launched its first shops in Singapore in October 2019 with 1,000 retail partners. One year later, foodpanda shops now hosts almost 25,000 retail stores across the 12 markets in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Japan. Categories of retailers that can be found on foodpanda shops range from convenience stores, neighbourhood mom-and-pop stores, pharmacies, supermarkets and household and fashion retailers.

The roll-out of foodpanda shops was accelerated in the first half of 2020, as more consumers relied on home deliveries for food, daily essentials and more, while coping with movement restrictions during the pandemic. At the same time, retail stores were hard-hit across the region as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns. Food and grocery deliveries provided a lifeline not only for consumers but also enabled traditional retailers and restaurants to digitalise to stay open and in business during this critical time.

“Retailers who had previously established online e-commerce and delivery models continued to uplevel their delivery models so more customers can gain access to essentials and lifestyle products quickly and conveniently,” said Jakob Angele, CEO of foodpanda. “Beyond COVID-19, a new consumer shopping habit-shift and reliance on quick commerce and delivery will continue to trend, so we’ve worked hard to ensure we bring on as many well-loved household names onto the foodpanda platform as possible.”

Earlier this month, foodpanda marked a new milestone by adding more than 2,500 7-Eleven stores on its platform, making 7-Eleven available to foodpanda customers in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Growing q-commerce with expanded list of retail partners across Asia

As a pioneer in quick commerce, or q-commerce, foodpanda is using technology to better the lives of their customers. With a dual focus on growing its core food delivery business as well as q-commerce offerings, the introduction of these retail brands enhances retail selections for millions of customers across Asia. Through each and every delivery, the platform is digitalising the delivery experience for retail- and restaurant-partners, and riders, creating greater economic opportunities and value to the communities.

New retail partners now available on foodpanda shops:

MUJI
The foodpanda partnership is MUJI’s first-ever collaboration with an on-demand delivery platform. Launched in October in Taiwan, up to 800 items including MUJI snacks, household items like aroma diffusers, essential oils, toiletries and even handy essentials like screwdriver sets and cleaning equipment can now be delivered to consumers quickly and easily within 30 minutes! MUJI is also available on the foodpanda Hong Kong app.

IKEA
A first for the IKEA brand — a range of crowd favourites from IKEA’s iconic Swedish Food Market like meatballs, potatoes au gratin, salmon products and a selection of cheeses, coffee and tea are now available for deliveries for consumers in Singapore, so they can skip the crowd and satisfy their cravings in the comforts of home.

Lawson
Following the successful launch of foodpanda in Japan in September 2020, the platform has since onboarded Lawson convenience stores in Sapporo and Fukuoka as it progressively expands to other cities across Japan. The partnership makes ready-to-eat meals like Lawson’s signature karaage-kun fried chicken to snacks and beverages available for quick and convenient deliveries. Lawson is also available on foodpanda shops in both Taiwan and Thailand.

Tesco
Tesco joins an on-demand delivery platform for the first time with its partnership in Malaysia. From November 2020, consumers can enjoy greater accessibility and convenience, with more than 3,000 unique items from fresh produce to other household essentials available for doorstep deliveries.

Watsons
Watsons, one of Asia’s leading health and beauty retailers, has inked a partnership with foodpanda, rolling out in phases across the region from November 2020, beginning in Malaysia. This brings thousands of Watsons stores onto the platform, so consumers will be able to purchase over-the-counter medication, vitamins, healthcare needs and more without having to leave their homes.

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Tesco and foodpanda partners for customers’ greater convenience

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KUALA LUMPUR, 10 November 2020: In delivering greater convenience to customers, Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is now the country’s first major retailer to partner with the on-demand international delivery service provider, foodpanda Malaysia. Through this partnership, customers will be able to order up to 3,000 items ranging from fresh produce to groceries and have it delivered within 40 minutes.

This partnership will further strengthen Tesco’s online presence namely through its own grocery home shopping platform, Tesco Online.

“No one tries harder for customers than we do, here in Tesco. Over the years we have work in bringing accessibility to customers through our network of 62 stores nationwide, as well as value and variety through our range of Tesco Own Brand items that are generally cheaper than national brands,” said Product Director, Kenneth Chuah.

“With the Covid-19 pandemic, customers have begun to change the way they shop. Many are looking for options where they can feel safe to purchase their necessities. This partnership with foodpanda will not only be convenient for Tesco’s loyal customers, but it will also help to address those who are concerned with having to leave the safety and comfort of their homes for a grocery run,” continued Chuah.

“Quick commerce (or q-commerce) is the next-generation of e-commerce – it provides ultra-fast deliveries, with delivery times as fast as 40 minutes of ordering from an affiliated store. We have now entered the era of quick commerce, alongside a parallel shift in consumer lifestyles and preferences all across the globe. Speed and convenience is becoming more important than ever before,” said Sayantan Das, Managing Director, foodpanda Malaysia.

He added, “Our partnership with Tesco enables us to grow our services together for our customers and offer them convenience for their changing needs. Especially since people are encouraged to stay home, we are very happy to be working with a partner like Tesco to be able to offer customers the convenience of speed and effortless ordering across Malaysia.”

Klang Valley customers can now use foodpanda’s platform to order from Tesco Paradigm Mall, Kepong, Extra Cheras, Extra Puchong, Bandar Puteri Bangi, Kajang, Bukit Puchong, Shah Alam, Wangsa Walk, Setia Alam and Selayang Tesco is also aiming to expand with foodpanda into other parts of Malaysia later in the year. Customers from Melaka would then be able to order through foodpanda from Tesco Peringgit Melaka and Melaka Cheng; Negri Sembilan (Tesco Extra Seremban Jaya), Perak (Tesco Ipoh and Station 18); Penang (Tesco Penang and Bukit Mertajam) and Johor (Tesco Extra Tebrau City).

A collaborative study by Facebook and Bain & Company titled ‘Digital Consumers of Tomorrow, Here Today’ published in August 2020 noted that Malaysia’s percentage of digital consumers is at 83 percent, with 48 percent swapping to purchasing online in the past year.

Malaysia’s online grocery shopping also recorded the highest growth in online retail penetration in 2020 since 2018, propelled by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with consumers now going online for packaged groceries, fresh groceries and non-alcoholic drinks.

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foodpanda grows q-commerce with more than 2,500 7-Eleven stores across Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines

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SINGAPORE —  5 November 2020 — What’s more convenient than a convenience store? An online one, of course – delivering food, and essentials to customers’ doorsteps quickly, at the touch of a button. foodpanda, the leading delivery platform in Asia Pacific, marks a new milestone with the announcement of more than 2,500 7-Eleven stores on its app, making the leading convenient store available in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines. 

With this partnership, foodpanda brings hundreds of 7-Eleven items including hot food, ready-to-eat insta-meals, snacks and alcohol and even pre-paid mobile phone cards into customers’ hands within an average delivery time of 20 minutes. Deliveries can be made anytime, anywhere, 24/7 via foodpanda.

In the beta phase for integration into the foodpanda “shops” feature, the number of 7-Eleven orders on foodpanda shops grew 50% month-on-month over the past six months. 7-Eleven stores on foodpanda offer over 1,000 unique items on average across the four markets. 

The most convenient convenience store, powered by technology

As a pioneer in quick commerce, or q-commerce, foodpanda believes in using technology to better the lives of their customers. With 7-Eleven – a brand synonymous with convenience – on the foodpanda platform, consumers enjoy easy access to the choice and variety for their daily essentials. 

In the Philippines, the largest variety available from a 7-Eleven store via foodpanda is almost 1,600 unique items. In Taiwan, consumers have a preference for post-dinner orders from 8pm to midnight, especially for snacks. We see similar trends across the other markets in Asia as foodpanda continues to provide consumers with better varieties and access to on-demand convenience.

Industry watchers like IGD have predicted growth in online grocery retail with more brick-and-mortar retailers partnering with delivery and technology companies to grow their online footprint, even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in line with the rise of the ‘convenience economy’ over the past few years, as consumers get accustomed to food and grocery deliveries. COVID-19 has accelerated this evolution and process. IGD reported that online grocery penetration is expected to remain at elevated rates post-COVID-19 as consumers stay home more. The report also predicts that consumers will continue using online deliveries when social distancing measures are lifted to save time. 

As a leading platform for on-demand deliveries in the Asia Pacific region, foodpanda supports the entire delivery ecosystem to ensure that it satisfies consumers’ appetite for greater choice and convenience through its expansion plans. This partnership underscores foodpanda’s dual focus on growing its core food delivery business as well as its q-commerce offerings.

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