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Amazon pulling the plug on its UK takeout delivery service

The e-commerce giant faces competition from companies such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

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Amazon is ending its restaurant delivery service in the UK.

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Amazon is closing its restaurant delivery service in London next month after two years in operation.

Customers who use Amazon Restaurants, the e-commerce giant's takeout delivery service, got an email telling them they'll "no longer be able to order from Amazon Restaurants UK" after Dec. 3, The Evening Standard reported Monday. An Amazon representative confirmed to CNET that the company is closing Amazon Restaurants UK. 

Amazon launched its one-hour restaurant delivery service, available to Prime customers, in Seattle in 2015. It later expanded to other US cities and rolled out in London two years ago. 

The online retailer faces competition from companies such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

"We would like to thank all of our customers and merchants, and delivery partners for their support," Amazon said in a statement.

First published Nov. 26, 2:29 p.m. PT.
Update, Nov. 27, 7:20 a.m.: Adds confirmation and comment from Amazon.