Glovo launches its first African micro fulfillment center in Nairobi, expands Q-commerce arm

KENYA – Global on-demand delivery platform Glovo, has launched its first micro fulfilment centre in Nairobi, Kenya, as the company expands its ‘Q-commerce’ division -next generation e-commerce. Q-Commerce means that consumers can use Glovo to order from their favourite supermarkets and neighbourhood stores, and from now onwards, they can additionally order from Glovo Market. Glovo Market uses the latest in in-store digital technology and dedicated resources to ensure the quickest possible delivery times with customers receiving their orders in 20 to 40 minutes. The centre is located at AEA Plaza…

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Delivery startup Glovo launches in its fifth market, Ghana

GHANA – Glovo, a Spanish delivery startup, has launched its operations in Ghana, making it the second market in West Africa and the fifth African country after Kenya, Morocco, Uganda and Cote d’Ivoire where the firm has established operations. The on-demand platform aims to make the lives of Ghanaians easier by providing access to convenient delivery services. From today, Glovo’s users will be able to receive deliveries anywhere in Accra from local restaurants, stores and businesses in the city. Through the Glovo app, users can simply log on and order…

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Glovo expands operations to two more towns in Kenya

KENYA – On-demand delivery startup Glovo has announced that it is expanding its operations to two more towns in Kenya – Eldoret and Kisumu.  The company says the move is part of its strategic expansion in Kenya, with the company intending to have a presence in all major towns in the country. In November, residents in Kisumu and Eldoret will be able to enjoy free delivery for top partners KFC, Java and Naivas as part of Glovo’s launch campaign in these markets. The expansion in Kenya follows Glovo’s launch in…

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Spanish delivery startup Glovo enters Uganda

UGANDA – Barely two years after launching in Kenya, Spanish delivery startup Glovo, has  further expanded to Kenya’s neighbour to the west, Uganda, making it the second market in East Africa for the company and the fourth African country after Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire. The Barcelona-based Glovo is an on-demand delivery app that allows customers to order anything — restaurant meals, groceries, flowers — from more than 1,000 participating businesses and have it delivered in less than one hour. Glovo makes profit by charging a service fee, plus a commission on their partners, depending…

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On-demand delivery company Glovo appoints Priscilla Muhui as the General Manager for Kenya

KENYA – Glovo, an on-demand delivery start-up, has announced the appointment of Priscilla Muhiu as the General Manager for Kenya. She takes over from William Benthall who has been appointed Glovo’s General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa. Glovo lauded the new General Manager on her passion for solving problems in Africa through technology. “Priscilla has a wealth of industry knowledge when it comes to growth hacking, market strategy development and business modelling. She is also very passionate about solving problems in Africa through the use of innovative technologies,” read a statement.…

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On-demand delivery startup Glovo to invest US$5.5m in ambitious drive to acquire 50% of Egypt’s online delivery Market

EGYPT – Spanish startup Glovo that offers on-demand delivery services has revealed that it is going to invest US$5.5 million in the coming 18 months in its expansion strategy. The company, according to an executive at the Egyptian subsidiary, is targeting 50% of the online delivery market in Egypt within the 18 months According Mustafa Kamel, sales manager at Glovo Egypt, Glovo’s market share in Egypt currently stands at 21%.  “Our target by the end of 2020 is to cover 16 cities in Egypt,” Kamel said adding that Glovo had…

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Glovo partners with NTSA to train its riders on road safety in Kenya

KENYA – Technology company that links motorcycle riders to consumers wishing to buy and deliver products, Glovo, has partnered with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) in a road safety campaign to train all riders using its platform on road safety. The campaign, which aims to bolster road safety in Kenya, is part of Glovo’s strategy to ensure high road safety standards as well as compliance with public transport regulations amongst riders using the Glovo platform. Speaking during the partnership announcement William Benthall, the Glovo General Manager for Kenya…

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Spanish delivery firm Glovo expands footprint in Kenya with launch in Mombasa

KENYA – Spanish delivery company Glovo has expanded its service in Kenya by launching in Mombasa in a bid to reach more customers. The move will now see residents of Mombasa experience faster on-demand deliveries on categories such as food, groceries, drinks and courier services from different outlets within the town. The start-up, which launched in Kenya in January with operations in Nairobi, Kitengela and Nakuru. It already has partnerships with outlets such as Chicken Inn, Java House and Naivas supermarkets which operate in Mombasa Speaking during the official launch…

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Simbisa Brands partners Spanish delivery firm in online food delivery

KENYA – Fast food restaurant operator, Simbisa Brands, has partnered with Spanish delivery firm, Glovo, in integrating an online food delivery platform in a bid to improve its operations. The partnership is part of the group’s growth plan which will enable convenient access of Simbisa Brands fast food offerings from its locally operated outlets including Pizza Inn, Chicken Inn, Creamy Inn and Galitos. Joseph Claver, Simbisa Brands’ head of business development, added that the move will also enable the firm increase its consumer base. “Partnering with Glovo will facilitate an…

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