Food delivery platforms in Southeast Asia 2021

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A broad view of food delivery platforms in the region.



About this Report

Although COVID-19 ripped through the world economy, industries like food delivery experienced significant growth instead. As Southeast Asia continues to possess great market potential with high GDP growth and improving business environment, this region has attracted homegrown, regional, and international companies alike to step foot into SEA food delivery business in the last decade. In this report, Momentum Works analyses the evolution of food delivery platforms in SEA in comparison with the major players in bigger markets like the US and China. We provide a comprehensive overview on the underlying factors driving growth, demographic changes, appropriate strategies, and challenges of the food delivery industry in SEA.

Table of Contents:

  1. Executive summary
    Detailed analysis on the current market landscape in Southeast Asia
  2. Food delivery market & factors for growth in SEA
    Food delivery platforms connect consumers, food services & logistics
    Macro enablers of online food delivery in SEA: growth and urbanization
    Fast adoption of smartphones is a key contributor to this trend
    Food delivery players in SEA emerged in the last decade
  3. Food delivery in numbers
    Food delivery in the context of overall food services growth in SEA
    Food delivery in SEA grew by an impressive 183% in 2020
    2020 food delivery GMV reached $11.9b in SEA, with Grab leading
    At a per capita basis, food delivery in SEA is US$20, behind China and US
  4. Fundamental differences of SEA’s food delivery industry
    Low disposable income means consumption level is still low
    Low food service prices mean players have to capture volume and density
    Fragmented food service market creates more opportunities
    Infrastructure and localisation are critical for food delivery success
    COVID-19 puts temporary strains on players
  5. Food delivery players strategy
    Profitability is attainable in SEA
    Clear strategy differences between international & local/regional players
    A brief comparison of the three major regional players & business models
    How are the three players meeting consumer expectations
    Meituan’s success in China could be the way forward for players in SEA
  6. Conclusion