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COVID-19: Jumia partners Breweries, Unilever to make food available to consumers

.… promises free delivery on select products

By Amidu Arije

Jumia, Nigeria’s leading e-commerce shop has partnered with multinational companies, Breweries and Unilever to make consumers goods and beverages available at the doorstep of their customers in this COVID-19 pandemic era.


The online shopping platform disclosed that goods bought by consumers from its platform would be delivered to them free of charge at their various destinations.

With the partnership, customers on the Jumia platform will be able to order from a range of Unilever and International Breweries products such as Omo detergent, Knorr seasoning, Pepsodent, Lux etc. and get them delivered at their doorsteps via the Jumia delivery services.

Speaking on the partnership, Jumia Nigeria CEO, Massimiliano Spalazzi, said the partnership is a reflection of Jumia’s commitment to soften the unpleasant effects of the movement restriction imposed by the government to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 in the country.

“This partnership is in line with our “Stay Safe” campaign. We strive to continue operating so that customers continue to stay at home, use e-commerce to shop, and stay safe in this trying time. We are proud to partner with Unilever and International Breweries as part of our commitment to provide customers easy access to essentials such as food and beverage products in the face of this pandemic,” he said.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Jumia has been an important online channel for Nigerians to access the essentials needed for daily upkeep. The company recently announced a partnership with P&G, Coca-Cola and Reckitt Benckiser to enable customers to have access to hygiene products at affordable prices during the lockdown. Jumia also implemented contactless delivery for prepaid packages on the platform that enable consumers to make prepaid payments for products online and get them delivered without a direct body contact or cash exchange with the delivery agent.

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