Foodpanda acquires Russia’s Delivery Club
The combination forms the leading food delivery marketplace in Russia
18 JUNE 2014, BERLIN, 18 JUNE 2014
SummaryFoodpanda, together with its affiliated brand hellofood, one of the world’s leading food delivery marketplaces, announces today that it has taken over Russia’s food delivery business Delivery Club.
Berlin, 18 June 2014: foodpanda, together with its affiliated brand hellofood, one of the world’s leading food delivery marketplaces, announces today that it has taken over Russia’s food delivery business Delivery Club.
Through the acquisition, foodpanda Russia now offers the broadest food selection in Russia with access to over 2,500 partnering delivery restaurants via web and mobile. Delivery Club (www.delivery-club.ru) was founded in 2009 and focuses its services purely on Russia (currently available in 18 cities), while foodpanda (www.foodpanda.ru) as a global product is active across more than 40 countries.
Anna Shkirina, Managing Director of Delivery Club: “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.”
Ralf Wenzel, Co-Founder and Global Managing Director of foodpanda/hellofood: “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.”
foodpanda, together with its affiliated brand hellofood, is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in more than 40 countries. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online offering a wide gastronomic range from which they can choose their favourite meal. The marketplace is available on the web or via app. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Together they partner with over 30,000 restaurants worldwide.
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