Coop Sweden has inaugurated a new logistics terminal for food items in the coastal city of Luleå, in Swedish Lapland.
The facility, which is the result of an agreement between Coop Logistik and Kyl- och Frysexpressen Nord, will enable the retailer to better serve its stores in the Norrbotten region, the retailer said.
Previously, the company’s three central warehouses in Mälardalen transported goods to Coop stores in Norrbotten, via a transhipment terminal in Umeå.
Efficient Goods Transportation
For the stores in Norrbotten, the facility will enable more efficient transportation for both long-distance and local flows.
It will also benefit local suppliers, whose goods will reach all our stores across the county.
“With a transhipment point in Luleå, we will be able to avail of better efficiency in transport, which can go with a full load all the way from Mälardalen to Luleå without repacking," commented Örjan Grandin, CEO of Coop Logistik.
“At the same time, we will give local producers greater proximity when they can be co-packed with central goods in Luleå. This will result in both time and cost benefits."
Almost half of the fresh produce sold in the stores in Norrbotten comes from local producers. In addition, goods from Coop's common range come from the central warehouses in Mälardalen, the retailer said.
Earlier this year, Coop Sweden announced plans to share the sustainability footprint of food items through a barcode on the product packaging.
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