With the ballooning of the ultra-fast, to my door in less time than our competitor’s industry, there were naturally meant to be some that went by the wayside. And so is the case with London’s Weezy which has been snapped up by Turkey’s Getir. The acquisition shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as Bloomberg reported just a few months back that the grocery delivery service had been shopping for a buyer.
The acquisition falls neatly in line with the company entering the UK market back in January of this year, now operating in 15 cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, with the purchase of Weezy, it’s clear that Getir is getting comfy.
The announcement of Getir’s purchase arrives just days after the company launched operations in the US, beginning in Chicago, with New York and Boston on tap.
Founded in 2015, our friends at Webrazzi remind me that this is Getir’s second acquisition just this year, having bought southern Europe’s BLOK back in July.
“We are incredibly excited to continue our journey in disrupting the skyrocketing ultrafast grocery market. Getir has an unparalleled track-record of achievements and experience with an equally ambitious team. Our alignment in purpose and culture is a winning formula for expansion globally and we will continue to deliver an exceptional offering to consumers in minutes,” commented Weezy co-founder and CEO Kristof Van Beveren.