Buymie when you need me

Online grocery delivery service Buyme, founded by Devan Hughes, aims to provide access on demand for customers

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
7th June, 2020
Buymie when you need me
Devan Hughes, founder of Buymie: ‘The only way to make money with commodities is with shared infrastructures’

Demand for home delivery of groceries has soared during the pandemic, and that has had quite an impact on Dublin-based Buymie.

The online delivery service has 25 full-time staff along with several hundred people working as shoppers. Founded by Devan Hughes from Dunshaughlin in Co Meath, the business has partnerships with retailers including Lidl in Ireland and The Cooperative in Britain.

Hughes felt that despite its popularity, online grocery delivery was loss-making because there was no...

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