Turkish startup Getir snaps up faltering Weezy

Another grocery startup has been picked off as Turkish titan Getir announced plans to acquire London-based Weezy.

The British business has been seeking a buyer since at least September.

It was recently turned down by Gopuff, the US delivery giant which bought Fancy and Dija earlier this year.

Last week, The Grocer reported that Weezy had shut almost a quarter of its “dark stores” amid fierce competition.

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The company was founded in 2019, but its customer base splintered last year as on-demand grocery services sprang up during lockdown.

Getir, which delivers groceries “in minutes” and is valued at $7.7 billion, said it would “join forces” with Weezy’s 700 employees.

“Teaming up with Weezy, which has quickly established itself across the UK, is an exciting opportunity,” Getir UK boss Turancan Salur said.

“We look forward to welcoming Weezy’s customers, employees and partners to the enlarged group.”

Getir has reached 15 cities after launching in Britain in January, while Weezy has a presence in Central London, Brighton, Hove, Bristol and Manchester.

It comes just days after the Istanbul-based business expanded to America with a launch in Chicago.

“Just like every basketball player dreams of playing in the NBA, a startup dreams of playing in the US,” founder Nazim Salur said.

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