Meal deliveries are now more popular than traditional takeaway food in the Netherlands, according to research by GfK.
In the first quarter of this year, people in the Netherlands ordered home deliveries to the value of €1.1bn, but only picked up meals worth €991m themselves.
The most popular delivered meal is a pizza, which accounts for one in six orders. Japanese food, such as sushi, is in second place. The most popular fast food to pick up in person is French fries, followed by other deep fried snacks and Chinese food.
GfK expects the trend to continue into the second quarter, as delivery services like Deliveroo, Uber and Thuisbezorgd make more inroads into the traditional takeaway sector.
‘People in their 30s and 40s are now having food delivered more often as well, so the group is only getting bigger,’ spokesman Joeri van den Broek said.
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