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Buyk Expands To Chicago, Targets Rapid Expansion Across U.S. In 2022


Buyk, a real-time retail grocery delivery service, has launched its service in Chicago with plans of further expansion across various U.S. geographies in 2022.

Following its launch in New York City three months ago, Buyk will begin 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 promises to deliver essential food, drink and other necessities to a customer’s door within 15 minutes with no delivery fee and no minimum spend.

Buyk plans to open another 14 dark stores in Chicago by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Buyk uses its proprietary technology stack combined with a network of strategically located dark stores, or new-generation microfulfillment centers, to deliver groceries and other essentials to customers’ doorsteps within 15 minutes.

The service now provides an assortment of supermarket foods and fresh products from leading international brands. Buyk also aims to further expand its in-app offering to include a broad selection of Chicago’s local favorites.

“Chicago is where trends, especially in retail, become mainstream,” said James Walker, Buyk’s CEO. “This is why Buyk has chosen the Windy City as the next frontier to disrupt the way Americans get their groceries. We hope that unbeatable delivery speed and quality of products become as synonymous with our brand name as deep-dish pizza is with Chicago.

“We want to capture this growth momentum and bring this technology not just to big bicoastal metropolises to which so many advancements are limited in the United States. Buyk wants to take instant grocery delivery in the U.S. inland, and our technology, smart unit economics and lean growth strategies will help make this a reality.”

Buyk co-founders Slava Bocharov and Rodion Shihskov are industry pioneers who stand behind the technology that has allowed Buyk to rapidly scale in the U.S. As co-founders of Samokat, one of Europe’s fastest-growing ultrafast delivery services and the largest operator of dark stores among on-demand grocers outside of China, they have taken what they have learned from their experience a step further: from making the user experience and backend technology smoother to maximizing the efficiency of dark stores.

In addition, U.S. food retail industry veteran Walker joined Buyk as CEO in November, bringing more than 30 years’ experience of launching projects for numerous American brands.

For more information and to download the Buyk app, visit www.buyk.com.

In other recent news, Buyk expanded into Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx in New York City. Click here to see the story. 

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