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A 99 announced this Friday, the 17th, that it will shut down the activities of its food delivery app, the 99 Food, in Brazil. The app’s activities will be active until April 17th and, after that period, the company will end the partnership with restaurants in the app.

“As a company, we have decided to focus many of our resources on the development of two-wheel services, with the expansion of 99Moto and 99Entrega Moto in delivery. For this reason, we have decided to discontinue the 99Food application from April 17, 2023”, he informed to 99 in a note to Estadão.

The startup controlled by the Chinese Didi Chuxing also stated that it had already communicated to the partners about the closure of activities, but that it hopes that the logistics built with the app can, in the future, meet individual delivery demands – the idea would be to serve only with deliveries and not with the service platform for the customer.

In September last year, the Chinese company 99 laid off around 100 people in the country, amid the company’s global crisis. At the time, however, the company reported that no employee of the 99 Food division had been affected.

In March last year, Uber Eats also stopped delivering meals to restaurants to focus only on delivery to supermarkets and other stores, in addition to packages.

99Food in Brazil

99Food arrived in Brazil in December 2019, starting operations in Belo Horizonte and then quietly expanding to more cities. Today, part of the 99Food operation is still carried out through its delivery partners. The service will be borne by the partner restaurants.

99 reported that restaurants and delivery people have been “appropriately communicated and supported during this transition”.

*With information from the State Agency

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