- After weeks of testing its service in selected neighbourhoods, Delivery Hero now kick starts its food delivery and quick commerce operations in four Berlin districts (Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Mitte, and Prenzlauer Berg) under the brands foodpanda and pandamarkets
- Following a smooth and successful launch process in Berlin, foodpanda now announces it will launch its services in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich this fall
- Next to opening local warehouses in strategic locations (pandamarkets), foodpanda enters strong partnerships with local restaurants and stores, bringing them online to cover customers' daily needs
- Hiring for foodpanda Germany is ongoing, and the brand is well on its way to reach the target of 500 office employees
Berlin, 10 August 2021 - Delivery Hero SE ("Delivery Hero"), the world's leading local delivery platform, today launches its delivery app in Berlin under the brand foodpanda. After testing the service and scaling it up gradually, Delivery Hero's subsidiaries in Germany (foodpanda and pandamarkets) are now covering four districts of the German capital with both food delivery and quick commerce (through partnerships with local stores as well as Delivery Hero owned warehouses called pandamarkets).
Niklas Östberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Delivery Hero, said: "After testing the foodpanda app for a few weeks, we are confident to deliver on our promise to introduce a superior service to the German market, bringing food delivery and quick commerce to local customers through one single app. Our Berlin employees now have the chance to get closer to the very products they are building and experience our services together with our first customers. We look forward to entering more German cities soon to bring customers an amazing experience and work together with local shops and restaurants."
One-stop shop for Berliners
Through the foodpanda app, local customers in Berlin now have access to a one-stop shop that covers all their daily needs - from traditional restaurant food to quick commerce items such as groceries and household products. Staying true to its mission to deliver anything locally, Delivery Hero, under its brand foodpanda, has onboarded a large number of restaurants and local stores to its platform.
In order to ensure an extra fast delivery of convenience items, pandamarkets will be opened in the districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Mitte, and Prenzlauer Berg. Through the foodpanda app, customers can access pandamarkets for a wide range of convenience items, including a large variety of fruits and vegetables, every-day-articles, snacks, etc.
Artur Schreiber, CEO of foodpanda Germany, said: "Over the past weeks, our foodpanda team has been building a service from scratch in Berlin. We are thrilled to have entered partnerships with strong local vendors and restaurants, and are well on our way to hire 500 people across all functions, in addition to pickers for pandamarkets and riders for pandalogistics. Backed by solid logistical and technological innovation, we now feel ready to roll out our services in other German cities very soon, and look forward to seeing pandalogistics riders hit the streets of Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich."
Expanding through Germany
After a smooth and speedy launch process in Berlin, foodpanda also reveals its expansion plans today, with three more German cities welcoming the brand's operations this fall: Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich. Expansion will continue with more city launches before the end of the year. Covering some of Germany's biggest cities, Delivery Hero, under its brand foodpanda, is committed to shaping the country's delivery industry for good. It aims to elevate the customer experience through innovation, benefitting all members of the wider ecosystem it operates in, including customers, riders, restaurants, and local shops.
ABOUT DELIVERY HERO
Delivery Hero is the world's leading local delivery platform, operating its service in around 50 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. The company started as a food delivery service in 2011 and today runs its own delivery platform on four continents. Additionally, Delivery Hero is pioneering quick commerce, the next generation of e-commerce, aiming to bring groceries and household goods to customers in under one hour and often in 10-15 minutes. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Delivery Hero is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since 2017, and became part of the leading index DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex) in 2020. For more information, please visit www.deliveryhero.com
foodpanda is on an ambitious mission - curating and delivering Germany's best neighbourhood restaurants, stores and groceries right to the door. We're changing the delivery landscape in Germany by providing everything people want and need, fast, and from one app. From favourite restaurants, to fresh groceries and local shops, we are connecting people to their neighbourhoods like never before. We wouldn't be able to do this without an amazing network of dedicated riders, passionate partners and driven employees from across the globe. We're looking to hire our first team-mates, to join our founding team as we kick off our journey to become Germany's first choice for delivery.
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