Justin King, CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, has joined delivery technology platform The Snappy Group as senior advisor and has also invested in the business. He is likely to then join the board as non-executive director following the recent launch of Series A fundraising.
The Group’s website and proprietary mobile app technology provide local businesses with an affordable, bespoke ecommerce delivery and click and collect solution for local consumers, by providing an outsourced tech platform, tailored to their specific needs, which it claims can drive significant revenue uplift.
The group has grown from 220 business partners in 2019 to 1,150 today. More than 700,000 consumers are using the platform.
The business includes the Snappy Shopper app which allows consumers to order groceries from their local convenience store and have them delivered by the store’s own drivers to their homes from as little as 30 minutes. The company has partnership agreements with several regional Co-op’s, Nisa and SPAR. The business also includes the Hungrrr app targeted at the hospitality sector.
Justin King said: “I have been hugely impressed by the Snappy Group’s affordable solution, leadership team and rapid growth. The Company is championing the needs of businesses in their local community. Its proprietary technology provides local businesses with an affordable delivery solution which enables them to compete in this fast-changing market segment. This not only caters to the trend for top up shopping but also an increasing desire by consumers to access and support local enterprises.”