Flipkart opens first grocery centre in UP
Spread across an area of nearly 50,000 square feet, the facility will support Flipkart’s ability to deliver a wide selection of grocery products to consumers in the cities of Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad. This is the e-commerce major’s first grocery centre in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the company’s official spokesman, the new centre will create more than 500 direct and thousands of indirect job opportunities as the company establishes its supply chain working with a host of local transport contractors, staffing vendors, security agencies, consumable suppliers and other administrative and housekeeping agencies across the state.
This new fulfilment centre will augment Flipkart’s capabilities to cater to the e-grocery needs of the consumers, including first-time e-commerce users across the state.
The company’s grocery operations will also give a fillip to the local food processing industry, connecting the producers with lakhs of consumers.
Mahana said, “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.”