Rocket Internet’s foodpanda officially in Hong Kong


Rocket Internet’s food ordering marketplace has launched in Hong Kong. How are restaurants responding to this new player?

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Rocket Internet’s foodpanda, an online food ordering marketplace, has today announced its launch in Hong Kong, even though the localised platform has been around since mid-May 2014.

The company had previously launched in 13 other markets in Asia, and 44 other locations globally, including Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

In Hong Kong, the website is available in English and Chinese, with more than 100 restaurants on board. At a glance, foodpanda Hong Kong has garnered more than 1,700 likes on Facebook and a dismal 15 followers on Twitter.

Furthermore, the firm faces competition from that has recently expanded to the city-state, its first destination outside of the US.

For the record, foodpanda Hong Kong is headed by Chinmay Malaviya, who also manages foodpanda Singapore, according to an official statement.

Also Read: foodpanda, food delivering service, receives US$20 million funding deal

Elaine Huang

Elaine is a fervent believer that if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we will all be snapping away at them with our phones and posting them onto Instagram. A Mass Communication graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, she enjoys writing about technology and entrepreneurs. When not hashtagging her way through all sorts of trouble, Elaine is probably contemplating how to write in the third person.

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