- This partnership will allow urban consumers to benefit from fast and convenient delivery service of groceries to their doorstep through Glovo.
- The partnership is a new step in Shoprite’s ambition to develop a unique omnichannel model and also allows Glovo to further develop its grocery segment in Nigeria.
In line with its vision to provide everyone with easy access to anything in their city, leading multi-category app, Glovo has entered into a strategic partnership with Nigeria’s largest supermarket retailer, Shoprite. Through this alliance designed to offer a simple, fast and convenient experience for consumers to buy groceries online, customers can now order all their daily essentials including freshly prepared meals, fresh fruits, and vegetables from Shoprite on Glovo. Thanks to Glovo’s fleet of couriers, products are delivered to customers within an hour after the order is placed.
The partnership which was signed in May covers all Shoprite stores where Glovo is active – Lagos, Abuja & Ibadan, with plans to expand to other cities in the coming months. This move drastically changes the game in the local commerce industry, further elevating Glovo’s standing in the Nigerian market, just two years after its arrival on the scene.
Photo caption: Oscar Pierre, CEO and Co-Founder of Glovo and Hubertus Rick, CEO, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria celebrate signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Lagos, Nigeria on May 11, 2023.
Tosin Olukoya, Strategy Manager, Retail Supermarkets Nigeria, noted that e-commerce has revolutionized retail and the supermarket wants to meet the ever-changing needs of the modern-day customer by making online shopping even easier through Glovo. “Shoprite is constantly looking for ways to deliver innovative services that make customers’ daily shopping experience easier. Leveraging Glovo’s global and local expertise in the quick commerce industry, we believe this partnership will offer fast and convenient home delivery service that allows us to address our customers needs in the digital age.” said Olukoya.
The Chief Strategy Officer for Retail Supermarkets Nigeria, Bunmi Adeleye, further stated that the business relationship with Glovo aligns with the ambition of Retail Supermarkets Nigeria to deliver convenience, quality and exceptional value to customers as well as the communities they operate in.
Speaking on the agreement, Kolawole Adeniyi, Head of Q-commerce for Glovo Nigeria said that the partnership aligns with Glovo’s vision to provide everyone with easy access to anything in their city. He said, “To deliver on our vision, we seek partnerships with top retailers with stores widespread across our active locations. Glovo is enjoying strong growth and has big ambitions. Our goal is to make grocery shopping faster, smoother and more convenient than ever before for the customer. Our partnership with Shoprite will allow us to do this, building on this new vertical and helping us drive growth further across Africa.”.
Also commenting, Lamide Akinola, General Manager, Glovo Nigeria said, “Our desire is to be the top-of-mind multicategory app and we look forward to enabling our consumer base to access Shoprite products from wherever they are. We believe that this partnership will help us achieve our broader strategy of being a one-stop-shop for all our customer’s deliveries.” she added.