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Disrupting your dinner: how tech companies are changing the way we eat

Disrupting your dinner: how tech companies are changing the way we eat

M&A activity in the food delivery space has been heating up. Indeed, last month, the UK’s competition regulator provisionally cleared the way for Amazon (US:AMZN) to take a 16 per cent stake in food delivery business Deliveroo. Just this week, fellow US tech giant Uber (US:UBER) revealed that it was acquiring another delivery company – Postmates – for a cool $2.7bn (£2.1bn). And Just Eat Takeaway (JET) – which was already the end product of a £6.2bn merger approved in April – recently announced plans to buy Grubhub (US:GRUB) for a further £5.8bn, with a view to becoming the world’s largest online food delivery group outside of China. It reportedly beat Uber to the punch.

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