- Ninjacart aims to supply vegetables and fruit directly to apartments and housing societies through its Kirana store network during the national lockdown
Fresh startup Ninjacart aims to supply vegetables and fruit directly to apartments and housing societies through its Kirana store network during the national lockdown due to theCovid-19 pandemic in all seven cities in which it operates.
Bengaluru-based Ninjacart supplies daily up to 1,500 tons of fruits and vegetables to retailers, with the highest demand coming from Kirana shops.
The move comes as leading e-commerce firms have in recent days faced difficulties in delivering important products.
The CEO and co-founder of the Bengaluru-based Agri-tech-startup, Thirukumaran Nagarajan, told Mint they expect to launch this service in two or three days.
He tweeted on Wednesday: “Ninjacart plans to supply Veg & Fruits directly to apartments/societies to support people during the lockdown. We want someone to collect the orders, take the delivery and send it to those who ordered.” He also invited people who were interested to fill out a form.
“We got an incredible response from more than 10,000 apartments,” Nagarajan said. “Now we intend to use our Kirana store network to distribute to these apartments.
Ninjacart received an undisclosed sum from Walmart and Flipkart in December 2019, a major deal for both Walmart and Flipkart aiming to improve their joint sourcing of fresh produce.
Ninjacart is India’s biggest supply chain network for Fresh Produce. One of the pioneers in overcoming one of the world’s biggest supply chain problems by using groundbreaking technologies. The company directly links food producers with retailers, restaurants, and service providers using in-house software that power end-to-end operations. The supply chain of Ninjacart is currently designed to move 1400 tons of perishables from 20,000 + producers to 60,000 + retailers and businesses across seven cities in less than 12 hours every day.
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