Spritely seniors in Japan signing up to deliver on foot for Uber Eats | The Japan Times

  • Spritely seniors in Japan signing up to deliver on foot for Uber Eats
  • Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi was in Japan last week to stress the importance of the market, where the San Francisco-based company has built a growing food delivery business but kept rides limited to black-car hires and taxi dispatches.
  • To support its Eats business, as well as its nascent efforts to offer dispatch services for taxi companies, Uber is planning to increase full-time staffing in Japan by more than 30 percent over the next year from about 100 now, in areas such as account management, sales and local operations.
  • Last year, Uber pivoted to partnerships with local taxi companies.

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