Business news from Ukraine


Fozzy Group has launched LOKO, a food-tech startup in Kyiv, which provides a quick delivery service for food and meals for guests, the company’s press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
This service was supposed to start on February 28, 2022, but due to a full-scale Russian invasion, its launch had to be delayed.
According to the press service, LOKO started a week ago, from the left-bank part of Kyiv. At the time of launch, the service is available in the districts of Pozniaky, Berezniaky and part of Osokorky of the capital – the current map of the coverage area is updated on the website.
In the nearest plans is the connection of the service in the entire capital. The next cities will be Lviv and Odesa, at the same time feedback from guests is being collected, in which other cities this service may be in demand.
The LOKO concept provides for the delivery of hybrid orders: products from a supermarket, own pastries and restaurant dishes. LOKO products and dishes are delivered in 15-30 minutes, depending on the filling of the order and the address. Delivery of orders is carried out by CityRiders – specialists who provide delivery services on electric scooters.
Now there are about 1,500 goods and restaurant dishes available, LOKO cooperates with the most popular restaurants in Pozniaky, Berezniaky and part of Osokorky in Kyiv.
According to the press service, in order to become partners of the program, restaurants need to fill in a form, the selection criteria are “popularity among local residents and the desire of the restaurants themselves to connect.”
The LOKO service is built into the Silpo mobile application, the delivery cost depends on the value of the order.
Fozzy Group is one of the largest Ukrainian retailers with more than 690 outlets throughout the country.

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The Fora supermarket chain expects that in 2021 the number of orders from the chain’s retail outlets through delivery services will double in comparison with the results of 2020.
“We believe that delivery and express delivery from retail next year will double compared to this year. According to our vision of the market, the number of purchases with small and medium check will grow especially rapidly,” Director for Digital Technologies at Fora Yevhen Trishyn said at a briefing last week.
He also said that Fora has stores in Kyiv, which provides almost full coverage.
“We have several bricks-and-mortar stores in the center of Kyiv, where the turnover through Glovo reaches 10%. This is a very good, serious indicator after six months of working through one digital service. And we expect that the number of such stores will only grow,” Trishyn said.
According to General Manager of Glovo in Ukraine Dmytro Raskovsky, the service has already outstripped other delivery services from supermarkets in terms of the number of deliveries.
“According to our estimates, if we compare the number of deliveries from supermarkets in our country and that of any other player on the market, we are now number one. Most of the large retail chains are already working with us. Of the large chains, we now only lack ATB… We have also more coverage and more partners than any other delivery service,” Raskovsky said.

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Glovo international delivery service started its operations in Mykolaiv, a company’s press service reported.
“Since August 12, residents of the city using a mobile application can receive their ordered favorite food, necessary products in less than an hour or to please close ones with a pleasant gift,” the report said.
Glovo couriers deliver almost everything that fits the size of a backpack.
Mykolaiv is the eighth Ukrainian city to welcome Glovo. The service also was launched in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv, Vinnytsia and Zaporizhia.

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