Episode 04 - The Rise of Q-Commerce in Asian Cities
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🛍 Q-commerce, Cloud Kitchens, Continuous Delivery, O2O, Super Apps… If these words don’t ring a bell, then listen to Episode 04 where we’ll dive into the world of food delivery and how this growing industry impacts city planning.
I sit down with Luc Andreani, the Managing Director of Food Panda Singapore.
Food Panda is one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic food delivery platforms. In the region’s megacities, COVID-19 has given a huge boost to online food spending, leading to an intense competition between global, regional and local platforms.
💡 With Luc, we discuss about new strategies for food delivery players and what these innovations mean for cities, from last-mile distribution, new delivery modes, digitalization of local businesses to carbon footprint management.
Here are some resources I have used to prepare this episode:
Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Kitchens (aka. Ghost Kitchens) in 2020
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: the impact of e-commerce on cities – CityLogistics
🤓 My recent review of Anthony Townsend’s last book Ghost Road
Food delivery in South East Asia almost tripled in 2020, accelerated by COVID-19