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How You Can Win The Food Delivery Company Race

Uber is acquiring one of your favorite food delivery services

Uber has reportedly agreed to acquire Postmates.

What’s happening?

As the pandemic forced restaurants across the United States to close their dining rooms – food delivery apps saw a massive uptick in orders. And Uber is looking to capitalize on that.

Uber’s ride-hailing side of business got hit hard by the pandemic, but it’s food delivery business, Uber Eats saw gross sales growth of 54% during its first fiscal quarter. Ubereats is one of many food delivery apps available on the market – but now, the massive ridesharing company is looking to take out its competition – by acquiring them.

UBER has reportedly agreed to buy Postmates in an all-stock deal, which will cost them $2.65 billion. This isn’t the first time Uber has tried to “buy up” the competition either. Uber also offered to buy Grubhub (HUB) earlier this year, but the deal fell through. Now, Postmates is a smaller company than Grubhub, but the deal is a win for Uber, no doubt.

Where’s the money?

This year, after the failed deal with Uber, Grubhub was acquired by Just Eat Takeway in a deal worth $7.3 billion. And while the Uber and Postmates deal isn’t yet “official,” I do expect the papers to be signed soon officially.

Once those papers are signed, the main competitors in the food delivery market would be Uber Eats/Postmates vs. Grubhub/Takeaway vs. DoorDash. And this power struggle could help be the catalyst for the perfect setup to snag some fast cash.

Here’s what I’m currently looking at…

How can I get some?

While many may see this newest deal like a hotbed for cash, I’m not going to be chasing this latest acquisition. Because when you look closely, you’ll see that Uber’s numbers aren’t that great. After launching its IPO last May, the stock has lost a third of its value. And while many investors remain bullish, currently, I’m just not convinced this is a stock that will work for my portfolio.

But with that said, that doesn’t mean I’m not throwing my hat into the “battle of the food delivery apps.” In fact, I’m doing the opposite. I’m just going with the company that isn’t in the headlines right now: Grubhub (GRUB).

GRUB boasted 180 million orders for 23 million customers last year. Just Eat Takeaway processed 413 million orders for 48 million customers. And as we discussed earlier, orders have seen a massive uptick due to the stay at home mandate. With these kinds of numbers and proof of constant growth – I genuinely believe GRUB could be a great asset to your portfolio. And the best part? While everyone has their eyes on UBER, you can secure GRUB for a fantastic price and watch your money continue to grow.

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Music streaming has continued to grow more and more popular over the years – but Spotify Technologies (SPOT) has been the apparent front runner for the industry. And many are comparing SPOT to Facebook’s likes when it comes to social media, claiming it is “rapidly becoming something of a monopoly in the audio industry.”

Currently, the company is valued at $50 billion, but many expect the company to see exponential growth. This year, SPOT is giving investors every reason to believe that more growth is ahead, seeing that the stock has surged 125% since March. And one of the main reasons for the growth? The company has quickly become the number one destination for podcasts. And this will easily make SPOT even stronger than it is today.

That’s why SPOT is officially on my radar – and it should be on yours too. So, I’ll be keeping you updated on the growth of this company.

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