Amazon Doubles “Fresh” Capacity to 35 Locations in 14 Cities, Retail News, ET Retail
The company has more than doubled its processing capacity since last year and now has 35 dedicated sites in 14 cities – New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Thane, Vashi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Pune, Bengaluru, Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, according to one claim.
The company has also extended the infrastructure to other types of buildings that allow fulfillment of customer orders, creating direct and indirect local employment opportunities, for which hiring has already started, he said. added.
“With this expansion, the company now has nearly one million square feet of space dedicated to storing and carrying tens of thousands of items selected from the Amazon Fresh selection. These buildings are designed to provide safe storage of products and processing of customer orders with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, “the statement said.
This includes a dedicated storage infrastructure for dry groceries, fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated and frozen items with specialized temperature-controlled rooms for each of these categories.
The company said it has integrated gel pillow freezers into delivery vehicles for last mile delivery of frozen and chilled items.
“Our customers have continued to rely on us for fast and safe deliveries of their daily essentials. The expansion of Amazon Fresh’s specialty network will allow us to reach more customers across the country,” said the vice president. from Amazon India (Fulfillment Operations and Supply Chain). ) Prakash Dutta said.
He added that this infrastructure investment is also creating employment opportunities in the 14 cities where he fills, processes and delivers Amazon Fresh items.