Foodpanda’s grocery delivery arm, pandamart, has opened three warehouses in Hong Kong’s urban districts to facilitate its delivery service.
The company has opened three warehouses in Central, Wan Chai, and Mong Kok. Each of them spans 4,000 to 6,000 square feet and stocks more than 4,000 items. Aiming at delivering goods in as fast as 15 minutes, the service will expand to four extra locations, including Sham Shui Po and North Point. The company has yet to decide the two remaining locations.
“The warehouses leverage our existing logistic network to provide efficiency and speed without the traditional geographical constraints. It also creates new distribution channels for small and local businesses with an additional window to sell their products,” said Arun Makhija, CEO of foodpanda Hong Kong.
Pandamart has no plans to transform these locations into retail stores yet.
Currently, pandamart has more than 1,000 partner stores across Hong Kong. Having seen the increased demand from customers for online ordering, pandamart aims to address lifestyle changes among city dwellers through its services, as single-person households, living space limitations, and time constraints, lead to a higher demand for faster and more convenient deliveries.
“With the support of our parent company Delivery Hero, which is one of the world’s largest food delivery companies, we’re investing resources in expanding our operations around the region, with Hong Kong at the forefront of this growth,” Makhija said.