Woolworths to carry again Milkrun Instagram video teaser suggests

Woolworths plans to resurrect the fallen speedy grocery retailer Milkrun imminently, teasing its deliberate reappearance with an Instagram video of an arcade machine restarting on Wednesday.

The corporate constructed throngs of devoted prospects with its ultra-fast deliveries and affordable pricing during the last two years earlier than failing to safe extra funding and shutting its doorways as buyers grew to become leery of cash-burning start-ups.

Its failure, together with a number of different supply corporations backed with greater than $100 million in enterprise capital funding collectively, got here to symbolise the increase and bust of a start-up bubble fuelled by low-interest charges and lockdowns.

In that point Woolworths constructed its personal fast supply system in partnership with Uber referred to as Metro60, which might be rebranded as the brand new model of Milkrun.

The character of Woolworths’ transaction with Milkrun is unclear, however one chance is that it has purchased Milkrun’s buyer record and model reasonably than bodily property. If that’s the case, it will resolve main weaknesses for Milkrun, which beforehand needed to lease its personal costly warehouses in inner-city areas and negotiate particular person offers with suppliers at a a lot decrease scale than Woolworths. Below such a deal it will likely be a part of a retail behemoth, whereas Woolworths would get a classy model that youthful prospects beloved.


Each side had been contacted for touch upon Wednesday night and declined to reply instantly.

Regardless of Milkrun’s choice to shut its doorways final month, the corporate co-founded by entrepreneur Dany Milham by no means went into administration like nearly all failed corporations and technically continued to commerce.

On the time, Milham mentioned: “We’ve all the time been dedicated to doing issues the fitting approach, and winding down the enterprise whereas we nonetheless have a ample money stability allows us to make sure our folks and suppliers are paid in full.”

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest Articles