Just Eat sales and earnings leap during lockdown

Just Eat has reported a sales rise during the Covid outbreak

Food delivery service Just Eat as reported a surge in sales and earnings after the coronavirus outbreak spurred demand.

Just Eat said that in the UK it received 77 million orders in the first six months of this year, a rise of 18% versus the comparable period last year as its marketplace and delivery arms generated “strong growth”.

Gross merchandise value advanced 28% year on year to €1.77bn (£1.59bn), “driven by higher average order values during coronavirus lockdown periods”. Revenue in the UK was up 28% to €303m (£273m) in the first half.

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