Residents in New Providence can now purchase groceries from home, thanks to a partnership between a local delivery service company, Bahama Eats, and the country’s largest grocer, Super Value/ Quality Super Markets.
Bahama Eats Co-Founder Gershwin Greene called the partnership with Super Value /Quality Super Markets an “obvious” one given their reputation and expansive reach. “They are the largest supermarket on the island with 13 shopping locations. Their expansive reach allows us to reduce delivery time, no matter where a customer is on the island. Furthermore, they are a highly respected business and a national household name. We are grateful for the massive opportunity that Mr. Roberts has given us,” Greene said.
Bahama Eats offers an on-demand grocery, retail, restaurant, and liquor delivery services in New Providence through its user-friendly app. By downloading the app, customers can add items from Super Value to their cart. Once they check out, an assigned personal grocery shopper will collect the items, send a link to complete grocery payment. Then, the shopper delivers those items to the customer.
Chief Financial Officer for Super Value/ Quality Super Markets Debra Symonette says the food store chain feels privileged to be the first to work along with Bahama Eats. “This partnership will allow our customers to view our products online and decide what they would like to purchase without coming into the stores. They will also have the convenience of delivery. Considering the ongoing pandemic, this is a service that many customers will embrace,”
Symonette explained. Bahama Eats has also partnered with Bahamian digital wallet, Kanoo, to facilitate business to business payments between them and Super Value.
“We are proud to partner with Kanoo to utilize its proprietary financial technology to assist with merchant payments. We believe their tech solutions will help facilitate payments and take some unnecessary headaches away from our operations,” Greene said.
Kanoo’s Chief Sales Officer Jevon Butler noted that Kanoo is all about empowering Bahamian businesses and consumers, and this relationship is just another example of that empowerment. “It is exciting to see merchants take advantage of the ‘Business to Business’ feature where you can pay funds and receive instant confirmation of that payment. This milestone represents the further inclusion of new companies such as Bahama Eats and Kanoo into the economy with the assistance and support of legacy entities like Super Value,” according to Butler. “As our merchant base continues to grow, Kanoo anticipates more business to business transactions taking place across our platform.”
Symonette added: “We feel an obligation to assist Bahamian owned companies such as Kanoo and Bahama Eats. We rely on Bahamians to support our business, which they have done throughout the years. It is only natural that we lend the same support to upcoming Bahamian companies with such great potential.”
“I foresee this partnership growing rapidly as more customers experience the ease and convenience of using Bahama Eats for grocery shopping. More and more customers will gravitate towards this service as they seek more convenient and, during this time of COVID-19, “safer” ways to shop.
Greene encourages Bahamians to embrace this partnership because all three companies are Bahamian owned and operated. Customers are also able to pay for deliveries using their Kanoo wallets in the Bahama Eats app. For more information on Bahama Eats, visit www.bahamaeats.com.