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Glovo expands to Mombasa in continued market expansion push

Glovo already has partnerships with outlets such as Chicken Inn, Java House and Naivas supermarkets which operate in Mombasa/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30Spanish delivery firm Glovo, in a bid to expand its geographical reach within Kenya, has officially launched its service in Kenya’s second city, Mombasa.

The move will now see residents of Mombasa experience faster on-demand deliveries on categories such as food, groceries, drinks and courier services from different outlets within the town. Glovo already has partnerships with outlets such as Chicken Inn, Java House and Naivas supermarkets which operate in Mombasa

Speaking during the official launch of the new city, William Benthall, Glovo’s General Manager for Kenya, expressed his optimism towards the new venture. “Our expansion to Mombasa was informed by our wider goal to have a presence in all the towns in the country,” said Benthall.

“We are continually onboarding more partners so as to serve our customers better and offer the best delivery services in the country,” he added.

Mombasa becomes the third major urban center where Glovo has established its services, after launching its service in Nairobi, Kitengela and Nakuru with plans to launch in other towns in the country.

Early this month, Glovo entered Kitengela and Nakuru towns, marking the firm’s first venture outside Nairobi.

The expansion came after the firm raised Sh17 billion to partly go towards growing its African footprint and expanding its delivery portfolio.

Glovo General Manager for Kenya William Benthall said, “This move is part of Glovo’s strategic expansion in Kenya.

Our long-term aim is to have a presence in all towns in the country. We are committed to helping our partners to amplify their businesses and increase sales and providing quality service delivery to all our customers at an affordable price,” said Benthall.

The firm has so far partnered with over 150 brands and franchises like retailer Carrefour and Naivas, Simbisa Africa and restaurant chain Artcaffe to deliver orders to customers.

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In Africa, Glovo operates in Kenya, Morocco, Egypt and Ivory Coast with plans to expand to Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania.

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