TAKEALOT.com acquires 60% of Mr D

Mr D continues its transition from a pure food delivery business into a fully fledged Business to Consumer distribution business specialising in last mile deliveries to the consumer market.

January 28, 2013

Mr D continues its transition from a pure food delivery business into a fully fledged Business to Consumer distribution business specialising in last mile deliveries to the consumer market.

Mr D has over the past 12 months, fired the Chef, rebranded and established itself in online deliveries through providing a delivery solution to TAKEALOT.com, South Africa’s most innovative online retailer.

“We are very happy with the level of service provided to us by Mr D over the course of the last year, so happy in fact that we have decided to invest further and secure a meaningful stake in the business” says CEO of TAKELOT.com, Kim Reid.

Mr D has a national infrastructure of branches and drivers delivering 7 days a week until 9pm, allowing for scheduled deliveries to customers.

“We specialize in providing Business to Consumer deliveries while allowing the customer to select their preferred time of day to have their goods delivered” says Mr D Managing Director, David Chait.

The investment from TAKEALOT.com will enable Mr D to fully realize its vision of becoming the best in Business to Consumer last mile delivery while providing a level of service unmatched in the industry.

“TAKEALOT.com will help us scale our technology appropriately and assist in developing the tools and services required to take the business to a new level, we are very excited about this development” says David Chait.