Delivery Hero announces German expansion
Delivery Hero SE has launched 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 commented: “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 , 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.