New York City isn’t the only major metropolitan area crowded with micromobility-powered grocery delivery companies promising the fastest order fulfillment. Big Russian tech company Yandex has now launched its 15-minute grocery delivery service in London, according to a Moscow Times article on Thursday (October 14).
The service, dubbed Yango Deli, follows Yandex’s grocery delivery launches in Israel, France and across Russia. The London-based company currently has four dark stores in the city, and plans to add more in the coming months.
“The UK, and London in particular, is an exciting new market for Yango Deli, as the city is particularly well suited to the dark store model,” commented Yevgeny Chernikov, Director of Yango Deli UK. “The densely populated capital is full of busy professionals, young students and many others who appreciate the convenience of a fast and stress-free shopping experience.”
The company first announced plans to expand to London in April.
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Everli to expand into Germany and Romania
In related news, as the global race to capture the rapid adoption of online grocery shopping by consumers continues, Everli announced on Tuesday (October 12) that it is expanding its service to Germany and Romania . The Milan-based digital grocery market offers an Instacart-like model in which the company’s preparers fill orders from existing grocery stores. The company will enter these two new markets in early 2022.
“While demand in many markets across Europe has increased dramatically, there is still a lack of available and convenient online grocery shopping for many customers, including in Germany and Romania,” said the CEO. Everli, Federico Sargenti, in a statement. “Our model… allows us to quickly and sustainably provide a unique service offering a wide choice of fresh and packaged products… delivering groceries in just one hour.
Speaking to PYMNTS earlier this year, Sargenti described what the company looks for when considering new markets across Europe to expand into. Everli observes whether consumers are well positioned to embrace new online grocery options and whether retailers are looking for such solutions.
“On the consumer side, of course, we are looking for a market that has a good level of digital penetration and e-commerce penetration, where the grocery store is at the start of this growth trajectory, which is true for most European countries. . Sargenti told PYMNTS. “And from a landscape of retailers… we are looking for [for markets] where there is a decent level of retailer fragmentation in the market, where there is a good mix of large and medium regional players… both in the big metropolitan cities and also in the small mid-level towns of the country.
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Real Good Foods Aims To Raise $ 86 Million In IPO, For E-Commerce Growth
As consumers seek ways to meet their dietary needs more easily than ever before, expecting on-demand convenience since the start of the pandemic, frozen foods are experiencing a kind of renaissance.
Building on this growth, Real Good Foods, a frozen food brand that relies on Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) e-commerce product testing to build a solid foundation with its e-commerce partners, filed on Tuesday. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public, planning to raise $ 86.25 million in its initial public offering (IPO).
“Although our online sales are significantly over-indexed relative to our frozen food counterparts, we believe there is potential to increase our net sales through e-commerce,” the company says in its prospectus. “Due to changes in consumer buying behavior, as well as a change in the way consumers interact with brands, we intend to strengthen our e-commerce capabilities, knowing that we may experience a declining demand for e-commerce for the foreseeable future as a result of the purchasing habits of consumers preferring to shop in person.
For now, the brand’s e-commerce site is secondary to its retail business, with the former serving as a tool to test products for the latter.
“We can see firsthand the success or lack of success of an item from the feedback we receive from the sale directly through the website,” Bryan Freeman, CEO of the company, told PYMNTS in an interview on last month, “and from there we’re going to get into the retail grocery store, so by the time our items hit the shelves, we have a really good idea of how successful they are.”
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ADUSA’s supply chain reaches its self-distribution target in 2021
As grocers battle labor and product shortages, ADUSA Supply Chain, the group of supply chain companies supporting the grocers of the Netherlands-based global grocery giant Ahold Delhaize, takes things in hand. The company announced on Monday (October 11) that it had reached its 65% self-distribution target by the end of 2021, and is on track to meet its 85% self-distribution target by the end of 2021. end of 2022.
The goal was achieved when the company moved sourcing services from its distribution center in Carlisle, Pa. To The Giant Company brand in its self-distributed network, and ADUSA Supply Chain aims to do the same with five more. distribution centers next year.