Home delivery app Snappy Shopper’s parent company, the Snappy Group has announced the appointment of Justin King as Senior Adviser.
After making a “significant” investment in the business during its recent Series A fundraising round, it is understood King will also join the company’s Board as Non-Executive Director.
Other participants in the Snappy Group’s initial seed rounds, beside the management team, included Kelvin Capital, Scottish Enterprise and Mercia Asset Management.
King was CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, leading the business through a major turnaround followed by nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer. He held many high-profile roles in a 30-year career spanning consumer goods and grocery retailing, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer and a member of the Public Interest Body of PwC.
Snappy Shopper’s home delivery app has boomed during lockdown, with over 1,150 convenience stores now signed up. The Group also offers a similar app, Hungrrr, which lets hospitality businesses take online orders.
Justin King said: “I have been hugely impressed by the Snappy Group’s affordable solution, leadership team and rapid growth.
“This is an exciting and pivotal time for the business and I believe that I will be able to add significant value. I look forward to working with the management team as the business continues its expansion and grows its market share further within the thriving UK convenience market and beyond.”