Glovo has today announced a partnership that will see it become one of Chicken Republic's delivery partners in Nigeria.
The partnership, which began in August, will see Chicken Republic work with Glovo, ending partnerships with Jumia Food and Bolt Food. Furthermore, the partnership could be extended to Ghana, where both companies already operate.
In Nigeria, Glovo currently operates in Lagos, Ibadan, and Abuja, where it works with 58 Chicken Republic outlets.
On the other hand, Chicken Republic operates over 300 outlets across Nigeria, and one wonders if this partnership is a precursor to Glovo's expansion across Nigeria. However, Glovo executives have consistently reinforced their desire to focus on Lagos, Ibadan, and Abuja.
Kofi Abunu, CEO of Food Concepts, expressed hope that the partnership will improve its customers' experience and improve deliveries, while Lamide Akinola, the newly appointed General Manager for Glovo Nigeria, also expressed delight at the partnership.
"Since our initial collaboration with Chicken Republic in May 2022, we have demonstrated the ability to provide a fast and superior service for their customers. Thus, we are very proud that Chicken Republic, the leading QSR in Nigeria, has recognized our expertise and chosen us," Akinola said.
Since getting into the Nigerian market in 2021, Glovo has been on an aggressive expansion push, with billboards across the cities it serves. During a visit in May 2023, Glovo CEO, Oscar Pierre explained that the company's goal is to become a dominant player in Nigeria's quick commerce sector.
Already, Glovo Nigeria employs more than 1,000 couriers and about 50 employees in the country. Additionally, Pierre disclosed that the startup has spent more than $3 million in Nigeria, even as he explained that the company's primary goal is to increase its customer base and improve its services.