Remote work has not only been boosting the usage of videoconference platforms, but is also pushing food delivery orders. Eyeing this behavior, two of the main meal card companies operating in Brazil – french-based Sodexo and the Brazilian Alelo – are now integrating operations with food delivery apps such as iFood, Rappi and Uber Eats.
By enabling employees that own a corporate benefits card for meals to pay directly through these apps, the companies allow users to keep social distancing when ordering and receiving food, since there’s no need to touch or use their physical cards. On the other hand, it helps restaurant chains that are facing sales decline in its establishments since the adoption of isolation measures.
“Sodexo is with its customers, consumers and partner establishments in this moment of uncertainty and in which it is essential to extend the duration of the benefit granted to employees who are working remotely. In this sense, we are investing in the integration of channels and entering into partnerships with strategic companies such as iFood, with the goal of promoting innovations that facilitate the lives of our consumers and, consequently, increase the sales flow of partner establishments, especially small and medium ones that, in this very delicate moment, need to guarantee their cash flow,” highlights Antônio Aguiar, director at Sodexo Benefits and Incentives, in a press release.