Businesses across the world are scrambling to handle the impact of the Covid-19 virus. Sales figures have dropped off cliffs, employees are retrenched, and business models are torn up due to quarantining, mass isolation and the global shift to working from home. But one sector seems to be a beneficiary of this international crisis—food delivery….
Hungry, Thailand? Foodpanda, Grab, LINE deliver jobs during Covid-19
Foodpanda is seeing a 25-30% week-on-week order spike, and LINE MAN's order volume has tripled since January. Isolation during the pandemic has people ordering in, and while restaurants in Thailand are struggling without dine-in, apps are hiring tens of thousands of delivery staff
The government hasn’t implemented a lockdown, but in-house dining is banned so restaurants can only serve deliveries
Bangkok is fiercely competitive with four major food delivery companies vying for users and merchants with discounts
The collapse of F&B, hospitality and other industries is a boon for hiring fleets and other on-demand roles
Thailand’s food delivery revenue is tipped to grow 17% this year, but it isn’t enough for most restaurants