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Flipkart comes to Vizag

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Opens 77K sq ft fulfilment centre

India’s homegrown ecommerce marketplace, Flipkart has expanded its footprint with the launch of its grocery fulfilment center in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, offering next-day grocery deliveries to local consumers.

Leveraging its local consumer insights, Flipkart will offer a curated range of popular regional brands such as Freedom and Heritage, among others, along with an expansive range of over 6,000 products from categories such as dairy, eggs, chocolates, staples, cleaning aids and more.      

‘Visakhapatnam is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce destinations in India and a major market for online groceries. Given Flipkart’s offering of a wide assortment of value selection, it has witnessed strong growth in grocery demand and daily orders by local consumers, which has led to the launch of its second grocery fulfilment center in the state after Vijayawada’ said an official release from Flipkart.  

The new fulfilment center, which is spread across 77,000 square feet, will cater to 8,000 orders per day in Visakhapatnam, along with Anakapalle, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, and Vizianagaram. 

It will generate close to 1,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities while uplifting the livelihood opportunities of numerous small businesses, MSMEs, and local farmers in the region. 

Commenting on the centre Mr Rajneesh Kumar, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Flipkart Group, said, “Andhra Pradesh has been one of our key priority markets where we are seeing significant demand for online groceries among local consumers.” 

Similarly Mr Hari Kumar G, Vice President, Head of Grocery, Flipkart, said, “Andhra Pradesh is a fast-growing market for us, and consumers are increasingly moving to online shopping for their daily grocery needs. 

Our new fulfilment center in Visakhapatnam will address this growing demand as we offer a broad array of superior-quality groceries at a great value to consumers on the next day. 

Through this launch, we aim to elevate consumer satisfaction while improving the growth of the overall region.”

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