Supermercato24, the Italian same-day grocery supply service, has acquired Szopi.pl, an on-demand grocery supply service in Poland.
Phrases of the deal stay undisclosed, though I perceive it’s a combination of money and inventory. Szopi had raised €1.7M from numerous buyers, together with Impera Alfa.
The acquisition sees the 2 corporations be a part of forces to hurry up the expansion of Supermercato24’s growth in Poland. Full integration of the respective platforms will probably be accomplished at the start of 2020. Szopi’s founders are becoming a member of Supermercato24 the place they’ll be specializing in Enterprise Growth and Operations.
Just like Instacart within the U.S. and claiming to be the chief in Italy, Supermercato24 lets clients order from native supermarkets for supply. The startup makes use of gig economy-styled private buyers who go into the shop and ‘decide’ the merchandise ordered after which ship them same-day, or for an added value inside an hour. It’s dwell in 31 Italian cities.
The corporate raised €13 million in Series B funding in June 2018. Main that spherical was FII Tech Development, with participation from new investor Endeavor Catalyst, and present buyers 360 Capital Companions, and Innogest.
In the meantime, I’m advised that one of many key belongings being acquired is the community of partnerships that Szopi has been in a position to develop with retailers resembling Auchan and Carrefour. In Italy, Supermercato24 has partnered with +20 retailers resembling LIDL and Carrefour.
“The acquisition marks step one for the worldwide growth of the corporate, aiming to paved the way and increase into Europe,” a spokesperson for Supermercato24 tells TechCrunch.