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Future Group to start hyperlocal grocery delivery this month: Report

Kishore Biyani-led Future Group will start its hyperlocal grocery delivery by end of this month, reports The Economic Times. According to the publication, the group will be delivering groceries via its 1,000 outlets under its brands like  Easyday, Nilgiris and Heritage. The service will initially be available in metro cities, and later will be expanded to other cities. Initially, it will deliver items milk, eggs and bread (apparently in the morning), and later users will be able to get fresh fruits and vegetables along with other grocery items. The ET report says that users will be able to place orders through a mobile app, and Future Group-owned retail outlets within a 2–3 kilometre radius will deliver the items. It is unclear which app to be used for orders. It is likely that users can place the orders via Easyday app, as it currently allows members to make a list of grocery items and place orders on WhatsApp. According to the Easyday website, as soon someone becomes a member, the store manager sends them a WhatsApp contact, on which users can share their shopping lists. Buyers can schedule a time and date for pick up and home delivery. Developments at Future Group In January, Future Group’s supply chain solutions subsidiary bought Snapdeal’s parent Jasper Infotech's logistics arm Vulcan Express for Rs 35 crore. Kishore Biyani, Founder & Chairman, Future Group had said that with this acquisition, the group plans to boost its last mile capabilities for its e-commerce and retail business. Future Supply Chain’s network caters to Future Group as well as…

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