Didi Chuxing previously launched DidiFood into Mexico where it is was met enthusiastically by restaurants and users, 30% of whom had never previously used a food delivery app. 99Food represents further growth of the Chinese company into the Brazilian market where it has already made significant investments.
“We are very excited to offer people, restaurants and delivery companies a competitive food delivery option in Brazil, with the advantage of the network of 19 million users 99 already has in the country,” says Danilo Mansano, Head of Operations of 99.
The app will be competing in Brazil with Movile’s iFood, the food delivery app preferred by 29% of customers, followed by Pedidos Ya, UberEats, and the Colombian Rappi. iFood reached a peak of 600K daily orders this year in Brazil and 10.8M users
There is no official release date for 99Food in Brazil as of yet; however, tests will start soon in the domestic market.
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