LalaFood, the food delivery service of on-demand delivery technology company Lalamove, said Feb. 15 is its last day of operations.

In an announcement posted on its Facebook page on Monday, LalaFood said Lalamove would be redirecting its focus “entirely on its core” delivery business.

Lalamove started exploring the food delivery sector through LalaFood in 2018.

“We express our deepest gratitude to all of LalaFood’s customers for your continued support, and to our partner-riders and merchants who were with us throughout this journey,” it added.

Lalamove expects 2021 to be another year of “strong growth” for the company. 

“We are committed to strengthening our investment in the Philippines to better serve our customers and provide more opportunities for our driver-partners and employees,” it said.

“With expansion plans already underway in Manila and to the Pampanga province in February 2021, we place great confidence in the Philippine market,” it added.

According to its website, Lalamove was established in 2013, and it currently operates in more than 20 markets in Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

It said it has more than seven million users and a pool of over 700,000 driver-partners. — Arjay L. Balinbin