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Europe Markets: Food delivery companies crushed again on worries over EU rules

The food delivery sector was crushed again on Monday, on expectations the European Commission will mandate new rules that will see workers treated as employees rather than contractors.

Deliveroo
ROO,
-3.02%

fell 8%, as Delivery Hero
DHER,
-5.96%

and Just Eat Takeaway.com
TKWY,
-5.53%

GRUB,
-4.29%

each fell 6%.

Analysts at Citi said Deliveroo would be most impacted by the rule proposal, which the Financial Times reported could be as announced as early as Wednesday. They said Deliveroo’s gross profit would be hit by between 12% and 18%. Delivery Hero’s limited European exposure implied a profit hit of 2% and 3%, and a majority of Just Takeaway’s European riders are already employed, the analysts added.

The broader Stoxx Europe 600
SXXP,
+0.86%

was trading higher on Monday, as oil price gains buoyed energy producers including TotalEnergies
TTE,
+3.07%

and Royal Dutch Shell
RDSB,
+2.59%
.

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