etir has bought rival ultrafast delivery app Weezy for an undisclosed amount.
Getir announced the deal on Tuesday, saying it was part of a radical expansion of its presence in the UK. Turkey’s Getir only launched in the UK in January, but made a splash with big-budget TV commercials and a three-year deal to sponsor Tottenham Hotspur’s training kits.
Weezy was only founded in December 2019, but already employs 700 people. It operates in London, Manchester, Brighton and Bristol, promising to deliver around 2,000 daily items in 10 minutes.
Turanakan Salur, General Manager, Getir UK, said: “Associating with Weezy, which has quickly established itself in the UK, is an exciting opportunity and complements our people first trust and business approach. We look forward to welcoming customers, employees and partners to Weezy.”
Christoph van Beveren, CEO and Co-Founder of Weezy, said: “We are incredibly excited to continue our journey in disrupting the skyrocketing ultrafast grocery market. Getir has an unparalleled track-record of achievements and experience with an equally ambitious team.
“Our alignment in purpose and culture is a win-win formula for expanding globally and we will continue to deliver an exceptional offering to consumers within minutes.”
The deal continues to consolidate into the 10-minute grocery delivery space, which exploded out of nowhere during the pandemic to become one of the hottest areas of startup investment. In August, US operator Gopuff acquired UK business Deeja.
Founded in 2015, Getir pioneered the ultrafast delivery model in its native Turkey. The company now operates in 9 countries and was recently valued at $7.7 billion. company last month Pledges to invest £100 million in UK, setting up a nationwide network of delivery ‘dark stores’ and creating 10,000 jobs by the end of next year.