DPD Lithuania has launched DPD Fresh, which will deliver fresh food products to buyers throughout Lithuania directly from farms, manufacturers and importers. Using the DPD Fresh service, businesses will be able to send meat, fresh milk, fish products and goods, fresh vegetables and fruits.
Throughout the logistics chain, DPD Lithuania has implemented dedicated processes and temperature-controlling infrastructure elements to ensure the proper delivery of food products. Delivery will be carried out in vehicles equipped with special equipment to keep the temperature within the 0°C to +4°C range. Each DPD Lithuania cooling room and transportation vehicle has special temperature sensors that record and notify of any changes in the temperature of the food shipment.
Farmers and businesses will be able to send food shipments similarly to how regular shipments are delivered. The service is expected to ensure faster business development. Since its launch, local brands such as Mėsos Broliai, Naturalia Ūkis, Mažoji Italija, Agaras, Rimutės Šimtalapiai, Bluefish Retail Group and other food manufacturers, importers and farmers have used the service.
Robertas Vilkaitis, the general manager of DPD Lithuania, said, “Manufacturers often faced major challenges in delivering their products to their buyers and, limiting their business development opportunities, either abandoned such an idea altogether or limited their activities to restricted areas. Our new service allows farmers and manufacturers to plan business expansion and offers a convenient solution to the fresh product logistics problem. Statistical data shows that the online food trade market is growing rapidly every year. Just last year, more than a third of consumers shopping in this way also purchased food products, so by introducing the new DPD Fresh service, we encourage manufacturers to switch to more convenient e-commerce for both them and the buyers.”
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