Last Mile Brief 16/08/2023: DPD Lithuania launches new service for “farm to fork” deliveries
You can read this article in 3 minutes
Last Mile Brief is sponsored by:
Want the Last Mile Brief sent to your inbox every weekday? Sign up for free here.
DPD Lithuania has launched a new fresh produce delivery service named “DPD Fresh” for farmers, product importers, and other food manufacturers.
DPD says the service will allow local producers and merchants to focus more on business development by using their services to delivery fresh food across the country.
Among other things, DPD Fresh will deliver meat, various fresh milk, fish products and goods, fresh vegetables, and fruits.
To allow for this, DPD Lithuania has implemented “dedicated processes, as well as temperature-controlling infrastructure elements, which will ensure the proper delivery of food products.”
Deliveries will be carried out in vehicles equipped with special temperature maintenance equipment from 0°C to +4°C. Each cooling room and transport vehicle has special temperature sensors, which record and notify of any changes in the temperature of the food shipment.
Local brands such as “Mėsos broliai”, “Naturalia ūkis”, “Mažoji Italija”, “Agaras”, “Rimutės šimtalapis”, “Bluefish Retail Group” and other food manufacturers, importers and farmers, have already began using the new service.
“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,” says Robertas Vilkaitis, the General Manager of „DPD Lithuania.
R. Vilkaitis adds:
“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.”