Rocket Internet-backed food delivery marketplace foodpanda has taken over leading Russian competitor Delivery Club, making foodpanda the biggest food delivery marketplace in entire CIS region.
With its affiliated brand hellofood, foodpand becomes one of the world’s leading food delivery marketplaces, giving foodpanda Russia access to over 2,500 partnering delivery restaurants via web and mobile.
Commenting on the acquisition, Anna Shkirina, Managing Director of Delivery Club said, “Delivery Club is a true forerunner in the food delivery market in Russia and has built a strong product and customer base over the years. We are now excited to announce the deal with foodpanda that will help us to bring the product to a next level, increase our marketing efforts and continue to develop our product to one of the customer friendliest in the world. We will not stop here and continue to grow in Russia together with foodpanda to offer the best possible service to our partners as well as customers.”
Delivery Club was founded in 2009 and focuses its services purely on Russia (currently available in 18 cities), while foodpanda as a global product is active across more than 40 countries. foodpanda, together with its affiliated brand hellofood, is one of the leading food delivery marketplaces in the world, offering its service in over 40 countries on 4 continents.
In a statement, Ralf Wenzel, Co-Founder and Global Managing Director of foodpanda/hellofood said: “We are excited to announce that after acquiring Delivery Club, we will be the market leading food delivery marketplace in Russia, serving customers across the entire CIS region. This follows our clear goal to be the number one in all our over 40 markets around the globe and provide the most convenient way to order food, wherever you are in the world.”
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