Delivery service Gorillas partners with Benelux supermarket chain

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On-demand delivery company Gorillas has signed a partnership deal with the Jumbo supermarket chain, whose branches are located in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Delivery service Gorillas partners with Benelux supermarket chain

The German-based delivery firm currently operates in 60 cities in 9 countries and last year was boosted by $290 million in Series B funding and almost $1 Billion in Series C funding.

In a statement, Jumbo said the partnership would start this quarter and be scaled up quickly. Besides delivery itself, the agreement also includes marketing activities in the field of super-fast grocery delivery. The finances related to the deal have not been disclosed.

Jumbo Supermarket in Veghel, NL

Photo: Tombosch85, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Commenting on the announcement of the partnership, CEO Frits van Eerd said: 

“At Jumbo we are watching with great interest the latest developments in the online grocery market. New entrants such as Gorillas bring a lot of innovative power and that keeps us sharp. We notice that online customers in the major cities at certain times need to have their groceries delivered at home at lightning speed. The customer’s wishes are always central to Jumbo and that is why we like to move with changes in the market. We want to be there for our customers anytime, anywhere. Like Jumbo, Gorillas stands for a high level of service and distinguishes itself through a customer-oriented approach. Thanks to this collaboration, we can further expand our service and increase the choice for our online customers.”

Kagan Sümer, founder and CEO of Gorillas, added:

“Not even a year after the launch of Gorillas in the Netherlands and Belgium, I am extremely proud to kick off this strategic partnership with such a trusted concept as Jumbo.”

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