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Post-Covid food delivery

2 September 2020 | Written by La redazione

How the lockdown changed the world of home delivery

Amazon has received an important certification from the Federal Aviation Administration that will allow it to use drones to make home deliveries in the United States, reducing delivery times to less than 30 minutes. Despite the certification and the more than 500 safety requirements necessary to obtain it, the “flying” delivery process will still require to be refined and tested. Besides Amazon, two other delivery companies have received this certification: UPS and Wing.

The delivery landscape is becoming more and more diversified and transversal. Walmart, for example, is preparing to launch a home delivery service that will compete with Amazon Prime but will focus on groceries. Food delivery is a sector that has found a new dimension in the post-Covid-19 panorama.


Food Delivery in the Belpaese. The lockdown provided a powerful acceleration to the trend that was already growing in our country. Today it is worth about 1.6 billion euros, with an increase of 56% compared to the previous year. Despite the excellent results, there is still a lot of room for growth: only 18% of Food Delivery, in fact, passes through digital platforms.

More comfort food in a stressful time. The appeal of deliveries is partly linked to the psychological sphere: not having to cook, wash the dishes and be able to choose food that is often not too healthy is a panacea during periods of intense stress, as was the lockdown and post- COVID-19. In fact, among the most ordered foods we find pizza, ice cream and burgers. Not really healthy foods.

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