After launching the fashion category in September 2020, Flipkart Wholesale, the B2B marketplace of the Flipkart group, will now also offer grocery products on its app with the aim of providing kiranas and small retailers with one-stop access to a wide range of product selection at your fingertips, using technology.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to deliver quality products quickly, Flipkart Wholesale will operate a 1 lakh square foot distribution center in Bilaspur, Gurugram, to better serve kiranas with direct delivery to their stores. With this, Flipkart Wholesale now supports over 6,500 job opportunities across India since its launch in September and will continue to drive job creation this year as well..
To begin with, the grocery category will be available for Gurugram retailers who can order products from the Flipkart Wholesale app. Expansion to other parts of the National Capital Region and subsequently to other cities will take place over the next few months.
Using the app, retailers will be able to order commodities, personal care, beverages, cleaning and linens, snacks and cookies, and packaged food products in 350 brands, which include products from top companies such as HUL, P&G, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, ITC, Nestlé and Dabur, among others.
Adarsh Menon, Senior Vice President and Director of Flipkart Wholesale, said: “We are very excited to add the grocery category to our platform and believe this will be a game-changer for kiranas and small retailers who can now pull off using technology to order products online. with convenience and grow their businesses.
“With this launch, we will also strengthen suppliers to MSMEs and give a boost to regional grocery brands through pan-Indian supply chain integration. By leveraging the strong merchandising experience and brand relationships of our best price cash and carry business, we are confident that Flipkart Wholesale will prove to be a catalyst for the growth and prosperity of kiranas and MSMEs that are the backbone of the retail ecosystem in India. “