SINGAPORE, May 29 (NNN-BERNAMA) Ride-hailing company Grab on Monday officially announced it is offering GrabFood in Singapore, and the food delivery service will be available in five other Southeast Asian markets "within this quarter", Channel NewsAsia reported.
It also said it has outlasted competitors before when asked to comment on Indonesian rival Go-Jek's impending expansion to Singapore and other regional markets.
For the Singapore launch of the GrabFood app, the company said it has signed up thousands of merchants to be on its service platform, including A Poke Theory, Hock Lam Beef Noodles, Ji De Chi, McDonald's, Wing Zone and Yum Cha restaurant.
Asked to elaborate on the number of merchants and delivery people available, Mr James Ong, head of GrabFood Singapore, said during the media briefing there must be a balance between both.
Too few delivery people, and consumers will get their food late, while too many will mean there will not be enough jobs to go around, he explained.
"As we grow demand, we will grow supply," Mr Ong added.--NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK