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A billion meals and counting

Food delivery firm Just Eat has now delivered more than a billion meals in the UK since it was set up.

Bosses say it shows the 'enormous scale and longevity' of the company.

Eat in the UK reached more than 200 million orders in the first nine months of 2021, up 51% in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the same period last year. That was the strongest growth for the company worldwide, following by Germany at 35% growth in orders.

The company was started in Denmark in 2001 and entered the UK market in 2006. It was bought by Takeaway.com, its Dutch rival, in February 2020 and the joint company is now known as Just Eat Takeaway.com and is listed on the stock exchange.

The group was one of the headline sponsors of this summer's delayed Euro 2020 football championship and has its headquarters in Amsterdam.

The whole company processed 266 million orders worldwide in the third quarter of 2021, representing a 25% increase compared with the same period of 2020. The total value of orders amounted to £5.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, up 23% compared with the same period of 2020.

Jitse Groen, CEO of Just Eat Takeaway.com, said: "With most of the world returning to pre-pandemic life, our growth in the third quarter of 2021 has remained strong. Just Eat Takeaway.com is well-positioned for autumn and winter, our traditional growth season."

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