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Turkish food delivery company to cut 2,500 jobs

Getir food delivery Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw
Getir said the restructuring is aimed at "significantly increasing operational efficiency"

Turkish food delivery company Getir announced a global restructuring on Tuesday, saying it plans to cut 2,500 jobs across five countries, or 10.9 percent of its total workforce.

Getir last month announced its exit from Italy, Spain, and Portugal, but it will continue to operate in Turkey, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and the US, the company said in a statement.

“Decisions like these are never taken lightly,” Getir said in a statement.

Ultra-fast delivery services multiplied during the Covid-19 pandemic, boosted by demand from shoppers stuck at home, but a stronger than expected return to physical stores has bruised performance for Getir and other online-only retailers.

Getir said it aims for the restructuring to “significantly increase operational efficiency”.