Getir and gorillas disappear from Germany in mid-May

Getir and gorillas disappear from Germany in mid-May

No more online shopping at Getir and Gorillas: According to a media report, the company is withdrawing from Germany. This means that the Gorillas delivery service will also disappear – in just a few weeks.

According to a report in “” the fast delivery services Getir and Gorillas will withdraw from Germany in mid-May. Some of Getir’s 1,800 employees in Germany had already been laid off at the beginning of this week, “Wirtschaftswoche” reported on Wednesday. The warehouses should be gradually closed over the next three weeks.

Getir and gorillas will soon be history

Getir did not want to comment on the matter when asked by “Wirtschaftswoche”. The Turkish company bought its Berlin competitor Gorillas at the end of 2022. According to insiders, the plan to also buy the Berlin competitor Flink is off the table, the paper also reported.

Getir was founded in 2015 and expanded abroad in 2021. The deadline for the withdrawal from Germany is May 15th, according to “Wirtschaftswoche”. In Great Britain and the Netherlands, withdrawal is “apparently imminent”.

Expansion in Turkey, withdrawal from other countries

The paper quoted the British broadcaster Sky, according to which Getir had received new financing from investors in the existing double-digit million range – on the condition that the money would be used for the withdrawal and winding up of the three markets of Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands. In the home market of Türkiye, the food delivery business should be further expanded.

Food delivery services experienced a boom during the corona pandemic. A self-proclaimed pioneer in ultra-fast food delivery, Getir expanded to a total of nine countries by the end of 2021. However, the rapid expansion never resulted in profits. Getir announced last summer that it would cut more than a tenth of its workforce. Getir had previously withdrawn from France and announced the cessation of operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Source: Stern

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