Supermercato24 acquires Polish grocery delivery service Szopi
Supermercato24, an Italian same-day delivery service for online grocery, has announced the acquisition of Szopi, an on-demand grocery delivery service from Poland.
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With the recent acquisition, Supermercato24 wants to speed up its upcoming launch in Poland. It also uses the agreement to leverage a strategic network of retailers to start building presence in this new market.
Szopi integrates in Supermercato24 next year
Szopi, whose platform will be integrated in Supermercato24 at the beginning of next year, was launched three years ago and delivers products from some of the largest Polish supermarkets and discount stores, such as Carrefour, Auchan, Biedronka and Lidl.
Shopper carries groceries for Szopi users
Polish users who visit the Szopi.pl website can compile their shopping list in their favorite store. Then, a trained shopper caries out the groceries for them. Currently, the service operates in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan, but it will become available in other locations shortly.
‘Wide range of stores is ultimate benefit for customers’
The founders of Szopi will become an active part of Supermercato24, focusing on business development and operations. “We are delighted to welcome Szopi.pl in our team”, says Federico Sargenti, CEO at Supermercato24. “We both regard the wide range of available stores as the ultimate benefit for our customers and we are confident that joining our forces will allow us to develop our business in Poland much effectively and at a faster pace.”
Supermercato24 is an online grocery marketplace, which allows customers to choose their favorite supermarket online and pick between multiple products and promotions. Then, similar to how Szopi operates, a shopper tracks down the products in-store and delivers them to the requested address on the same day, sometimes even within an hour.