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Uber to expand nonfood delivery from stores in Japan

Ride-hailing company sets ambitious targets after amassing 100,000 drivers

Many Uber Eats delivery persons ride bicycles in Japan. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

TOKYO -- Uber Technologies plans to maintain the rapid pace of growth for its delivery business in Japan this year by expanding nonfood services like groceries and medicine.

Yukiko Muto, head of the Uber Eats business in Japan, said in an interview that the company plans to at least double the unit's transaction value this year. The figure quadrupled in 2020.

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