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Business trends

Japan's restaurants tap IT companies for deliveries

Labor shortage prompts McDonald's to partner with Uber

Osaka Osho operator Eat & Co. is expanding home delivery service.

TOKYO -- Restaurant operators in Japan are turning to IT companies like Uber Technologies to improve delivery services, as demand from busy parents and the elderly increases but workers become more difficult to attract and retain.

The moves are part of a larger trend to break down the border between traditional brick-and-mortar businesses and digital services. A growing number of companies are crossing over into each others' realms.

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