Food delivery apps fuel a junk economy that never fills the productivity gap

£5bn Just Eat bidding war reflects a ballooning sector adding little value to consumers, workers or UK

An app that links you up with restaurants and sends the food round by bike is worth an astonishing £5bn, judged by the bidding war over Just Eat that erupted in the City this week.

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. Late in the evening my local McDonald’s is a mess of bike couriers (Uber Eats, mostly) picking up the likes of double quarter-pounder cheeseburgers (mmm, 102% of an adult’s entire saturated fat for the day).

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Source: Guardian GiG Economy

Food delivery apps fuel a junk economy that never fills the productivity gap

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