Flipkart has opened its first grocery fulfilment centre in Lucknow on Wednesday. Spread throughout an space of almost 50,000 sq. ft, the ability will help Flipkart’s means to ship a big selection of grocery merchandise to shoppers in the cities of Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad. This is the first e-commerce main grocery centre in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the corporate’s official spokesman, the brand new centre will create greater than 500 direct and hundreds of oblique job opportunities as the corporate establishes its provide chain working with a bunch of native transport contractors, staffing distributors, safety companies, consumable suppliers and different administrative and housekeeping companies throughout the state.
This new fulfilment centre will increase Flipkart’s capabilities to cater to the e-grocery wants of the shoppers, together with first-time e-commerce customers throughout the state.
The firm’s grocery operations may also give a fillip to the native meals processing trade, connecting the producers with lakhs of shoppers.
Uttar Pradesh Industries Minister Satish Mahana, who nearly inaugurated the institution mentioned, “Uttar Pradesh has a dynamic industrial policy to help companies tap into the vibrant business ecosystem of the state. The opening of this centre is a testament to the continued faith businesses have on the potential of UP and its government to make it one of the fastest-growing states in the country.”
Rajneesh Kumar, SVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Flipkart Group, mentioned, “E-commerce has become one of the strongest propellers of economic activity in the country with its large-scale development of state-of-the-art infrastructure.
“Flipkart has made a number of investments to strengthen infrastructure to help the expansion of e-commerce and in flip job creation. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, now we have almost 190 services and are delighted to inaugurate our first fulfilment centre for grocery.”
He further said, “This won’t solely assist in boosting farmers’ revenue, but in addition present a chance to make investments deeply in the native agriculture-ecosystem and work with tens of hundreds of small farmers and FPOs to convey them into the formal retail ecosystem.”
(With IANS inputs)