Buymie launches same-day online grocery service in Cork with Lidl
Fifty personal shoppers to be hired to service 86,000 households across Cork city and suburbs
25 August 2020
Same-day grocery delivery provider Buymie has teamed-up with Lidl Ireland to offer home grocery deliveries and full personal shopping services to over 86,000 Cork households.
Earlier this year, Buymie announced the creation of 200 additional personal shopping roles for Ireland in response to demand for same-day grocery delivery. Fifty of these jobs have been earmarked for Cork.
Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie, said the company was “absolutely thrilled” to announce its official launch into Cork.
“This expansion will mean Buymie is available to around 2 million people across 750,000 households in Ireland and the UK,” said Hughes. “2020/21 will see rapid expansion the same day-delivery channel as consumers confront a new reality for the foreseeable future.”
“Given that not everyone is in a position to visit their local Lidl at present we are delighted to extend the Buymie service to six stores in Cork city,” said Conor Nagle, regional director for Lidl in Munster.
“Cork is a very important market for Lidl,” Nagle added, “and we continue to invest heavily in the county with a new store being built in Kanturk and an application lodged for Blarney in recent weeks.”
The service will go live citywide, Friday, 28 August, and will be available through six participating Lidl stores: Lidl Ballincollig, Lidl Wilton, Lidl Togher, Lidl Churchfield, Lidl Ballyvolane and Lidl Glanmire.
Buymie’s same-day grocery delivery is currently available to all households in Dublin and large commuter towns such as Greystones, Maynooth and Howth.
In May, Buymie partnered with UK’s Co-op and launched the same-day delivery service to over 200,000 households across Bristol and its surrounding suburban area.
The delivery service reports it has grown by 325% in the first six months of 2020 versus the same period in 2019. In June, Buymie closed a Series A funding round of €5.8 million in new investments into its business, to take its total capital raised in 2020 to over €8 million and €10.5 million to date.
Those interested in Buymie personal shopper roles can apply here, https://www.fountain.com/c/