LatAm List – Food delivery and mobility startups are hounding forces across Latin America to help tackle COVID-19 and supply citizens with groceries in the safety of their homes.
Urbvan, a Mexican transportation startup, joined with Jüsto, an online supermarket, to help the company with food deliveries. Jüsto has experienced a 300% increase in demand due to quarantine restrictions.
“As one of the first contributions to the sector, we have started a collaborative project with Jüsto, the first supermarket without stores that functions solely with home delivery, as a direct action to encourage Mexico City citizens to stay at home,” the company announced.
In Chile, the Ministry of Transport also launched an initiative to connect taxi drivers to Rappi and Cornershop to aid with food delivery. Around 2,000 drivers are now delivering for the two startups which have seen a significant increase in demand in the past weeks.
Read more about Jüsto and Urbvan on Milenio.
Read more about Rappi and Cornershop on Diario Financiero.