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Gorillas x Frichti

  • Gorillas and Frichti have entered in exclusive discussions to join forces to shape the next generation of instant on-demand delivery
  • Frichti's expertise around private label and ready to eat segments will reach Europe and beyond through Gorillas' global community
  • Together, both companies will reinforce their operational profitability supported by a strong technological infrastructure
  • Gorillas strengthens its commitment to France

Paris, January 24, 2022 – European instant on-demand delivery leader Gorillas and French delivery pioneer Frichti are in exclusive discussion to shape the future of commerce via giving immediate access to curated, fresher, local products. Frichti’s operational efficiency and expertise around private label and ready to eat segments will reach greater communities through Gorillas’ strong global network.

A pioneer since its founding in 2015, Frichti has successfully advanced to becoming a national leader in instant food and grocery delivery in France. Delivering fresh groceries, private label products and ready-to-eat meals to over 450 000 customers in 8 key cities in France and Belgium, the company has built a robust and wide-spanning operational network, a strong brand, and a highly loyal customer community in both markets. Having developed best in class knowledge and technology over the past six years, Frichti is one of the first companies in the young industry to have reached profitable operations.

After opening 22 stores in 5 key cities in France in less than a year, Gorillas will be able to broaden its local footprint and density, allowing customers all over the country to access an excellent selection of products. The meal kits, private label and groceries categories of Frichti complement the local products and partnerships of Gorillas perfectly, creating a unique selection of multi-category goods. Frichti and Gorillas share the commitment to offer fresh, locally sourced and high-quality products to millions of customers across Europe looking to eat and live well.

By joining forces with Frichti, through which both partners bring complementary strengths to the table, Gorillas sends a strong signal to the European market. Frichti’s long-standing expertise in building a sustainable operational network as well as their strong technological infrastructure will complement Gorillas’ activities across all of its international markets. With Gorillas’ proven expertise in scaling operations and building national champions the two companies will jointly shape the next generation of on-demand delivery in Europe and beyond.

Kagan Sümer, founder and CEO of Gorillas: “Frichti is an inspirational brand with incredible talents and values. What Julia, Quentin and the Frichti team have created in France is exceptional. They are not only one of the first ones to have discovered the immense potential of quick commerce, but also one of the first movers into private label and ready to eat segments. We are super energised from our discussions and alignment on what we want to build together. It’s thrilling that we are committed to provide consumers immediate access to their essential needs. I am looking forward to our partnership with Frichti and to welcoming them to the Gorillas family.”

Julia Bijaoui, co-founder and co-CEO of Frichti: “With Gorillas we have found the perfect partner to take the next step of global expansion. We both share common values, culture, and most importantly, we have a similar vision for the consumer. I could not think of a better fit, and I am excited for our path ahead as one joint company.”

Quentin Vacher, co-founder and co-CEO of Frichti: “I believe we are building the next model of commerce that might prove to be the century's biggest revolution in how we shop for groceries and I’m glad we can do it with the best partner and teams.”

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