The grocery delivery firm Buymie is to launch its service in Cork with its retail partner Lidl. 50 personal shoppers will be hired says the firm.
The service will go live citywide, Friday, August 28, and will be available through six participating Lidl stores.
Buymie says it has grown by 325% in the first six months of 2020 versus the same period in 2019.
Buymie’s same-day grocery delivery is currently available to all households in Dublin and large commuter towns such as Greystones, Maynooth and Howth.
In May, Buymie partnered with the UK’s Co-op and launched the same-day delivery service to over 200,000 households across Bristol.
“Buymie is available to around two million people across 750,000 households in Ireland and the UK. 2020/21 will see rapid expansion the same-day-delivery channel as consumers confront a new reality for the foreseeable future,” says Devan Hughes, CEO of Buymie (pictured).
In June, Buymie closed a Series A funding round of €5.8 million in new investments, to take its total capital raised in 2020 to over €8 million and €10.5 million to date.