Indian Transport & Logistics

Blue Dart expands its retail footprint in Tier I, II markets

Will launch 15 retail stores on 15th August to facilitate trade and to cater to 55,000 plus locations

Blue Dart expands its retail footprint in Tier I, II markets

Joining the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' initiative, Blue Dart, South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company will be strengthening its presence by introducing 15 new retail stores across the country. The stores will be launched on 15th August and they will be located in Odisha, Assam, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

The new stores will widen Blue Dart's presence in tier I & II markets in India. The expansion will act as an advantage for customers enabling Blue Dart to cater to 55,000 plus locations. With around 700 retail stores(with DHL) across India, Blue Dart offers the most reliable, resilient, and responsive service providing a quick turnaround time and an enhanced direct reach to pin-codes in the country.

Ketan Kulkarni, Chief Commercial Officer, Blue Dart says, "As pioneers in Express Logistics we understand the growing logistic needs. The retail expansion will widen our network and improve accessibility to our customers. We will continue to identify new locations and will further expand our reach in order to improve last mile logistics to the remotest parts of the country."

Integrating with the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' and the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, Blue Dart has planned multiple activities which will be executed at all stores. On the occasion of India's 75th independence, 75,000 flags will be distributed at all Blue Dart stores in the country.

As a part of the DPDHL Group, Blue Dart aligns itself with the Group's Sustainability Roadmap and continues to work towards clean operations for climate protection (Environment), being a great company to work for all (Social) as well as being a highly trusted company (Governance).

Blue Dart was reportedly among the first to set a quantified carbon-efficiency target. In 2011, Blue Dart was the first in the country to launch an end-to-end GoGreen Carbon Neutral Service, on all its products; domestically and internationally. To add to this achievement, this year on World Environment Day, 5th, June 2022, Blue Dart also signed the Climate Neutral Now pledge, an initiative by the UNFCCC toward achieving a climate-neutral future.

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