Uber is wielding the shift toward food delivery to its advantage. The company has strategized significantly in the past year, most recently finalizing its acquisition of a majority stake in Cornershop. This deal was officially approved this week as Mexico antitrust regulator Cofece gave the go-ahead. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.
The approval from the regulator was the last piece of the deal that needed to be completed, according to an article from Bloomberg. Uber initially announced plans to acquire the grocery delivery company in October 2019, and Cornershop has been in operation under Uber in select cities across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico since July.
Since the start of the pandemic, Uber has seen a rise in its food delivery service, which has led to not only expanding its services, but acquiring its competitor Postmates, Inc for $2.6 billion in June.
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