LEGAL | Staff Reporter, Australia

foodora shuts down Australian operations, looks to shift focus "towards other markets"

The company will start winding down services and close by August 20.

After being part of the Australian market since 2015, food delivery company foodora has announced that it is shutting down its operations in the country, and plans to shift their focus towards other markets that have "higher potential for growth."

“​We wish to express our gratitude to all of our customers, contractors and employees for their dedication to foodora Australia, and for allowing us to be a part of their everyday," foodora Australia country manager Jeroen Willems said in their announcement. "It has been a privilege to bring the food you love right to your door.”

The news of the closure comes more than a month after Fair Work Ombudsman commenced legal action against the company for allegedly engaged in sham contracting activity that led to the underpayment of workers.

The company also said that it will fully utilise its resources to ensure employees find suitable alternative roles, as well as support partners and contractors during this transition. It will start winding down services and close by August 20th, 2018.

Prior to this announcement, Willems told QSR Media earlier this year that foodora was aiming to focus on the improvement of its tech and integration with partners.

(Photo credit: foodora Australia Facebook page)

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