Gorillas celebrated over sixteen million orders in nine countries as the instant on-demand delivery service reaches a two-year milestone since its launch.
Since its founding in Berlin in May 2020, the startup has grown rapidly, expanding to more than 60 cities and establishing more than 230 micro-fulfilment centres in nine countries.
After just nine months, the start-up achieved Unicorn status, faster than any other German company and one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Europe
After a period of strong growth, Gorillas is now pushing a clear strategy for its profitability.
The rapid grocer acquired French company Frichti in March this year, strengthening its technological infrastructure and also gaining an excellent operational network based on Frichti’s years of experience and expertise.
Furthermore, the ultrafast grocer has announced several partnerships with traditional retailers including Tesco in England, Casino Group in France, and Jumbo in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Gorillas sealed a multi-year premium sponsorship partnership with Paris Saint-Germain soccer club at the end of last year.
Gorillas has also emphasised on is sustainable initiatives as it is the first climate-neutral player in the Q-commerce market and has partnerships with companies that share the same sustainability goals including Too Good To Go.
“The last two years were a time of immense learning, development and change: from groundbreaking partnerships, employee-focused creative initiatives and collaborations, to setting unprecedented sustainability standards for the Q-Commerce industry,” Gorillas chief executive and founder Kağan Sümer said.
“We are now entering our third year of pioneering and shaping the on-demand delivery scene, as well as creating generational impact beyond our industry.”
“I am excited to see what the next few years will hold in store for us.”