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Rohlik Group is the new sole shareholder of the German Bringmeister on-line supermarket. In return, Rockaway is acquiring a share in the Rohlik Group, the size of which will depend on the performance achieved by Knuspr.de and Bringmeister during the year following the transaction. Rohlik thus has a new opportunity to expand its services in Germany and significantly increase its customer base in Berlin and Munich.
The Rohlik Group has been exhibiting quick growth and profitability in European markets, especially in the Czech Republic and Hungary. The acquisition of Bringmeister through its subsidiary Knuspr.de broadens its scope of activities significantly, adding Berlin and consolidating its presence in Munich.
Bringmeister, which was founded in 1997, delivers groceries in Berlin, Potsdam, Ingolstadt, and like Rohlik also in Munich and Augsburg. The Rockaway Capital investment company purchased Bringmeister from EDEKA in 2021, intending to turn the company into a leader on the German on-line grocery market. They succeeded in doing so over the course of two years, and Bringmeister became an important player in Germany.
Jakub Havrlant, the founder of Rockaway Capital, said: “The current situation in the e-grocery area indicates a dynamic and growing market, and I’m convinced that the merger of Knuspr and Bringmeister will help the the Rohlik Group to significantly boost its position on the German market.”
“We’re exceptionally optimistic as far as the future of the e-grocery segment, and especially the Rohlik Group, in light of our final offer on the market. This transaction will accelerate our growth significantly. We can’t wait to show Bringmeister customers in Munich and Berlin what we can offer them,” said Tomáš Čupr, founder of the Rohlik Group.
This past summer, as part of Rockaway, Bringmeister won first place in the prestigious Stuftung Warentest – a traditional rating handed out by a renowned independent German foundation, whose main goal is to provide consumers with independent and objective information on the quality and performance of various products on the market.
About the Rohlik Group
The Rohlik Group was founded in 2014 in the Czech Republic and is a leading European on-line grocery delivery service that is bringing a digital revolution while accelerating and redefining the retail grocery industry. It already has a presence in the Czech Republic (Rohlik.cz), Hungary (Kifli.hu), Austria (Gurkerl.at), Germany (Knuspr.de), and Romania (Sezamo.ro). In 2021 the dynamic quickly-growing company achieved unicorn status. Thanks to the deployment of cutting-edge global technologies and logistics, Rohlik is able to delivery a huge range of high-quality products (more than 17,000 SKU) within 60 minutes and in 15-minute time windows the same day. As a tech company, it uses data to manage everything it does. Because it owns its comprehensive operations, and has control over all technologies, it provides customers an excellent buying experience including the delivery of the freshest groceries from local farmers and artisans, as well as a broad range of supermarkets and its own private brands.
Bringmeister was founded in 1997, and has earned a good reputation in Germany thanks to its range of high-quality products and exceptional customer service. The Rockaway Capital investment company purchased Bringmeister from EDEKA in April 2021, intending to turn the company into a leader on the German on-line grocery market. It succeeded in doing so over the course of two years, with Bringmeister becoming an important player in Germany.
This year, as part of Rockaway, Bringmeister won first place in the prestigious Stuftung Warentest – a traditional rating handed out by a renowned independent German foundation, whose main goal is to provide consumers with independent and objective information on the quality and performance of various products on the market.
Knuspr, a German on-line supermarket, delivers fresh and high-quality groceries directly to customers’ homes within three hours. They focus on fresh products such as fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, milk products, and bakery products. Knuspr offers 12,000 various products. The difference lies, among other things, in origin and logistics: Knuspr gets more than two-thirds of all its products directly from producers and farmers, not from wholesalers or middlemen. During the main harvest season, up to 80 % of their product range comes from regional suppliers.
In Munich, Knuspr’s logistics centre in Garching serves as the only distribution facility for all orders from the Munich and Augsburg area, and the same goes for the Knuspr branch in Bichofsheim and the Rhine-Main metropolitan area. This means that products can be delivered to customers’ homes in the shortest possible time – as quickly as seven hours after harvest or production. This innovative approach to fresh products, broad product range, and quick delivery makes Knuspr a revolutionary player in the area of e-grocery.