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Uber Eats is Fastest Growing Meal Delivery Service; Grubhub Still Tops

Uber has had some high profile stumbles recently, but its food delivery service, Uber Eats is the fastest growing company in that space, according to a new report.

The report, from analytics company Second Measure, says Uber Eats now can claim a larger market share than industry leader Grubhub in 15 of the 40 largest U.S. cities.

Among the cities where Uber Eats has seen dramatic growth and become the market leader are El Paso and Jacksonville. Grubhub was market leader in each of those cities six months ago, according to Second Measure.

Uber Eats has also passed Grubhub in Charlotte and Oklahoma City.

Grubhub isn’t necessarily losing market share in all cases, though, Second Measure notes. The sector is growing, making room for more deliveries.

The analytics company cited Jacksonville, Fla., as an example of that – meal delivery in the city was up 86 percent in February over six months earlier. Spending on meal delivery quadrupled in the same period in El Paso.

From August 2017 to February 2018, Uber Eats doubled its sales and came close to matching Grubhub’s dollar-for-dollar growth, Second Measure said. Nearly half of Grubhub’s growth came from the October, 2017 acquisition of Eat24.

Grubhub is still the undisputed leader in the category. More than half of all meal delivery sales went to the company, while runner-up Uber Eats only accounted for one-fifth of sales. DoorDash and Postmates.

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