Deliveroo for Business, the corporate arm of Deliveroo, has launched a new home delivery range to help businesses “keep their staff’s spirits high” as employees continue to work from home.
The new offerings, made in partnership with restaurants including Patty and Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, include Afternoon Tea in the Post, Make Your Own Burger, DIY Donuts and Cocktail Hampers.
The move comes in response to a “spike” of interest in corporates looking to use food and drink treats to keep staff connected with each other whilst they’re away from the office.
Deliveroo added that the demand for food and drink perks at home is “likely” to remain high, as workers “adapt to a new working world where face to face interactions are still heavily restricted and employees are unable to attend traditional social events”.
In addition, a poll of Deliveroo for Business clients found that just under one third have begun returning to the office, and 27% do not plan to do so for another three to five months.
The number of companies signed up to Deliveroo for Business has increased by 10% since February, with the most popular restaurants of choice for workers during lockdown including Farmer J, Nando’s and Gourmet Sushi.
According to Deliveroo, the finance and tech industries have been the “most generous” in providing these additions to their employees.
Juan Diego Farah, global head of Deliveroo for Business, said: “We are delighted to announce a new ‘special events’ range with leading restaurant partners.
“The new range is in response to corporate demand and will ensure that we play our role to help businesses support their employees as they continue to work from home.”
He added: “Deliveroo for Business has seen huge growth during the Covid-19 pandemic and we are focused on working with as many businesses as possible to ensure that they can help their staff feel valued and boost morale, especially as many traditional office events have been cancelled.”