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Drinks delivery app Quench expands into grocery deliveries

Quench, a start-up based in Stellenbosch announced that it will be expanding its services to include grocery delivery.  

Quench managing director Liam McCreery said in a statement: "Whilst this was a well-kept secret for the past five months, Quench has been planning and developing the infrastructure to expand its product offering into groceries and essential goods."

Quench has partnered with Spar, and will start delivering groceries and other essentials from the first week in April. Pharmaceuticals will soon be added to the service offering.

Quench noted that it wanted to offer its user base a wider product offering, and wanted to ensure that all its drivers have deliveries to execute, as alcohol and groceries have different peak ordering times.

In addition to this expansion, Quench stated that it will be allowed to offer its services to customers during the lockdown as it has been certified by CIPC to operate during the lockdown period, and all drivers have the necessary documentation whilst in transit.

In line with current regulations, no liquor or cigarettes may be sold at this time. Drivers have been trained to carry out deliveries without any close contact needed, and they're equipped with masks, gloves and sanitiser.

The service will be operating out of 10 locations across Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, with plans to expand nationwide by the beginning of June.

Written by: Gabriella Steyn.

Guzzle Media

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