A real-time retail grocery delivery service with European roots has big plans to expand across the United States.
Buyk, which made its U.S. debut in September in New York City, has launched in Chicago, with plans of further expansion across various U.S. regions in 2022. The service promises to deliver online and mobile orders of essential food, drink and other necessities in 15 minutes or less, with no minimum spend and no delivery fee.
Similar to two other ultrafast delivery services — Jokr and Gorillas — which launched earlier in 2021, Buyk relies on dark stores for fulfillment. It begins operations in Chicago with six dark stores, bringing the company’s total to 35 stores across both cities. In Chicago the service will initially cover the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Old Irving Park, Ravenswood, Sheffield Neighbors, and Logan Square neighborhoods. Buyk plans to open another 14 dark stores in Chicago by the end the first quarter of 2022.Chain Storeage