The UK-based coffee chain has partnered with app-based food and grocery delivery platform Foodpanda for beverage and food delivery in Pakistan
Foodpanda is one of the largest delivery platforms in Asia and is present across 13 markets | Photo credit: Foodpanda
Costa Coffee has partnered with Foodpanda to offer delivery across Pakistan, with the agreement also including joint marketing campaigns.
UK-based Costa Coffee debuted in Pakistan in December 2022 with a store in Lahore. Having also opened a site in Karachi at the start of 2023, the coffee chain plans to reach 10 outlets nationwide by the end of the year.
“We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Foodpanda to provide our customers with an even more convenient way to enjoy our products. We believe in the uplifting power of a great cup of coffee. It connects people and creates shared moments of joy. We are excited to bring Costa Coffee and our delightful food menu to Foodpanda’s vibrant community of coffee fans,” said Akram Wali Muhammad, Group Managing Director, Gerry’s Group.
Costa Coffee is currently present in 41 countries globally, operating 2,700 coffee shops in the UK & Ireland and nearly 1,200 in international markets.
The coffee chain faces competition in Pakistan from Tim Hortons, which opened its first store in the country in February 2023 and plans to open dozens of new outlets across Pakistan’s largest cities in the coming years.
Headquartered in Singapore, Foodpanda is one of the largest food and grocery delivery platforms in Asia and has a presence across 13 markets, including Thailand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
The app-based delivery platform began operations in Pakistan in 2014 following the acquisition of delivery and restaurant booking service Eat Oye. International brands Coffee Planet and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf are also available via Foodpanda in Pakistan.
Other branded coffee chains present on Foodpanda's delivery platform include Flash Coffee in Singapore, ZUS Coffee in Malaysia and Bo's Coffee in the Philippines.