el Grocer acquires QUICKSHOP.ae

ArabNet Team, Sep 28 2016

As part of its continuous efforts to enhance its services to users, el Grocer has decided to acquire QUICKSHOP.ae and merge it into their rapidly growing platform.

QUICKSHOP.ae is an instant live ordering platform for your local grocery store that started in Dubai in October 2015. It was founded by serial entrepreneurs Richard Chapman and Alan Colgan.

Some of the key figures and highlights are the 5,000+ registered users and over 50 partner grocery stores across Dubai. They are the first mover in the hyperlocal grocery delivery segment in the UAE.

el Grocer solves the nuisance of grocery shopping through connecting shoppers and retailers enabling their users to choose from thousands of products available in supermarkets around them and get their delivery within 1 hour at same store pricing.

In addition, they won the Gold Award at Publicis90. They also received equity funding between €10,000 and €500,000, as well as one year of mentoring in management, technology, marketing and communication from a Publicis Groupe agency executive.

Nonetheless, they still have competitors in the same industry, however they have unique benefits: You will find more than 80 locations in new areas and new store options throughout Dubai. There will be more exclusive promo codes and offers and an expanded product range (over 20,000 products) and an improved service experience.

"We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of QUICKSHOP.ae which will strengthen our leading position in the grocery delivery space in the region." said Mickael Costache – el Grocer's Country Manager. 

Alan Colgan adds: “Our partnership creates a market leader in this rapidly expanding industry. With the expertise and resources of both companies now combined, we can provide the widest coverage in Dubai and the best customer service.”

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