Buymie expands to the West

Devan Hughes’ Buymie partners with Dunnes, Lidl and Tesco in Limerick and Galway and creates 60 new personal shopper roles.

Buymie, Ireland’s leading same-day grocery delivery provider, is launching its service in Galway and Limerick.

The company said it will begin to offer grocery deliveries and full personal shopping services to Limerick and Galway residents from Monday 31 May. And along with the service, Buymie will be hiring 30 personal shoppers for each city, 60 in total.

“We have seen incredible demand for the Buymie same-day grocery delivery in Ireland and the UK and today’s announcement brings the service to thousands more Irish households”

Buymie claims to be one of the fastest-growing Irish companies with one-in-10 Dublin households having used the service.

Marching to the omnichannel future

Man wearing red gillet jacket and delivering food.

Devan Hughes · CEO and co-founder of Buymie. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

Galway and Limerick customers will be able to use the Buymie app to shop online for a range of over 35,000 groceries from local partnering stores, Dunnes Stores and Lidl, as well as Tesco, and can expect to receive the grocery delivery in as little as an hour or choose a selected date and time.

“We’re excited to be announcing our official launch into Galway and Limerick,” said founder and CEO of Buymie Devan Hughes.

“We have seen incredible demand for the Buymie same-day grocery delivery in Ireland and the UK and today’s announcement brings the service to thousands more Irish households. As we see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are all going to be making up for lost time and using a service like Buymie can give customers the option of taking back those two hours spent in the car, aisles and queues.”

Buymie’s same-day grocery delivery is currently available to all households in Dublin and large commuter towns such as Greystones, Maynooth and Howth. The service is also available across Cork’s City and suburbs. 

In May 2020, Buymie partnered with UK’s Co-op and launched the same-day delivery service to over 250,000 households across Bristol and its surrounding suburban area. 

Buymie has grown over 500pc year on year comparing January 2020 to January 2021. In June 2020, Buymie closed a Series A funding round of €5.8m in new investments into its business, to take its total capital raised to €10.5m.

The Buymie personal shopper service will go live on Monday 31 May through the following participating stores:  

  • Galway
    • Dunnes Stores – Terryland
    • Dunnes Stores – Knocknacarra
    • Dunnes Stores – Briarhill
    • Dunnes Stores – Westside
    • Lidl – Doughiska 
    • Lidl – Wellpark
    • Tesco Headford Rd
    • Tesco Oranmore Town Centre
  • Limerick
    • Dunnes Stores – Parkway
    • Dunnes Stores – Childers
    • Dunnes Stores – Jetland
    • Lidl – Ennis Rd
    • Lidl – Dublin Rd
    • Lidl – Childers Rd
    • Tesco Dooradoyle
    • Tesco Coonagh Cross
    • Tesco Roxboro

App-etite for disruption

 

Main image at top: Devan Hughes · CEO and co-founder of Buymie. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 27 May 021

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