Grupo Central acquires Ditucí and seeks to consolidate its logistic leadership in Latin America

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Grupo Central, a company focused on Dark Kitchens and Dark Stores models, announced the acquisition of Ditucí, a logistics operator specialized in fulfillment and last-mile services for small and direct-to-consumer businesses.

With this move, Grupo Central aims to accelerate its growth and strengthen its Store Central business line, significantly increasing its customer base and fast-tracking its path to profitability. The acquisition also includes the integration of Ditucí’s co-founder and CBO, Eduardo Bentjerodt, who will assume the position of Commercial Director at Store Central, boosting the fulfillment line through Dark Stores.

Alejandro Iglesias, CEO and Co-founder of Grupo Central, highlighted that the decision to acquire Ditucí aligns with the company’s profitability strategy in Chile and Peru. The combination of the experience and maturity of both startups will drive innovation and offer disruptive solutions that become competitive advantages for customers.

On the other hand, Eduardo Bentjerodt stated that the motivation to join forces with Grupo Central was the company’s growth potential and the support from its investors. He also embraced the challenge of guiding the company towards financial equilibrium this year, aiming to consolidate its presence both in Chile and the international market.

The acquisition aims to establish Grupo Central as one of the main players in the ecommerce logistics market in Latin America. The startup seeks to reinforce its leadership and ensure its long-term projection in the food delivery and ecommerce ecosystem in the region.

According to PayRetailers, ecommerce in Latin America is experiencing robust growth, with over 300 million digital shoppers and a projected 20% increase for the 2023-2027 period. Brazil and Mexico lead the market, each representing around 30% of the market share. However, other countries such as Argentina, Colombia, and Peru are also experiencing rapid growth, with Argentina and Brazil expected to achieve the highest revenue growth in 2023.

Share of the mobile ecommerce segment in Latin America
Share of the mobile ecommerce segment in Latin America- (Source: PayRetailers)

EMR reports that the Latin American online food delivery market is one of the most competitive in the world, expecting a strong CAGR of 9.80% during the 2023-2028 period. The market reached a value of USD $5.40 billion in 2021.

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E-commerce market report for latin america: (Source: EMR)

These data highlight the potential and relevance of the Latin American market in ecommerce and the online food delivery sector. The increasing number of digital shoppers and the growth in demand for delivery services indicate significant shifts in consumer behavior in the region. Companies of all sizes and industries are competing in this dynamic and competitive landscape, seeking to capitalize on growth opportunities and meet the changing demands of consumers in Latin America.

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Grupo Central, a company focused on Dark Kitchens and Dark Stores models, announced the acquisition of Ditucí, a logistics operator specialized in fulfillment and last-mile services for small and direct-to-consumer businesses.

With this move, Grupo Central aims to accelerate its growth and strengthen its Store Central business line, significantly increasing its customer base and fast-tracking its path to profitability. The acquisition also includes the integration of Ditucí’s co-founder and CBO, Eduardo Bentjerodt, who will assume the position of Commercial Director at Store Central, boosting the fulfillment line through Dark Stores.

Alejandro Iglesias, CEO and Co-founder of Grupo Central, highlighted that the decision to acquire Ditucí aligns with the company’s profitability strategy in Chile and Peru. The combination of the experience and maturity of both startups will drive innovation and offer disruptive solutions that become competitive advantages for customers.

On the other hand, Eduardo Bentjerodt stated that the motivation to join forces with Grupo Central was the company’s growth potential and the support from its investors. He also embraced the challenge of guiding the company towards financial equilibrium this year, aiming to consolidate its presence both in Chile and the international market.

The acquisition aims to establish Grupo Central as one of the main players in the ecommerce logistics market in Latin America. The startup seeks to reinforce its leadership and ensure its long-term projection in the food delivery and ecommerce ecosystem in the region.

According to PayRetailers, ecommerce in Latin America is experiencing robust growth, with over 300 million digital shoppers and a projected 20% increase for the 2023-2027 period. Brazil and Mexico lead the market, each representing around 30% of the market share. However, other countries such as Argentina, Colombia, and Peru are also experiencing rapid growth, with Argentina and Brazil expected to achieve the highest revenue growth in 2023.

Share of the mobile ecommerce segment in Latin America
Share of the mobile ecommerce segment in Latin America- (Source: PayRetailers)

EMR reports that the Latin American online food delivery market is one of the most competitive in the world, expecting a strong CAGR of 9.80% during the 2023-2028 period. The market reached a value of USD $5.40 billion in 2021.

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E-commerce market report for latin america: (Source: EMR)

These data highlight the potential and relevance of the Latin American market in ecommerce and the online food delivery sector. The increasing number of digital shoppers and the growth in demand for delivery services indicate significant shifts in consumer behavior in the region. Companies of all sizes and industries are competing in this dynamic and competitive landscape, seeking to capitalize on growth opportunities and meet the changing demands of consumers in Latin America.

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