Expansion follows substantial increase in demand

Picnic announces new 16,500 m2 fulfillment center in the Rhineland

Online supermarket Picnic has announced plans for its third fulfillment center in Germany on the LogProject site in Langenfeld. With 16,500 m² of warehouse space, it is the largest lease in the Düsseldorf area in the past year. Since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, demand at Picnic has increased by 400 percent.

In recent months, the online supermarket has been working hard to adapt its logistics to the increased demand in order to supply even more households. In close cooperation with the city of Langenfeld, the final work and acceptance tests are currently being carried out at the fulfillment center so that it can open on schedule in mid-March. In the longer term, 300-400 new jobs will be created at the site.

Aerial view of the Picnic Fulfillment Center in Langenfeld / Image: Picnic

Innovative business concept
"Congratulations on the Picnic team's decision to expand its offering in our city," says Langenfeld Mayor Frank Schneider. "The company is characterized by an innovative concept, which is a successful addition to our existing retail offer. Especially in the current Corona crisis, these contactless delivery solutions are more in demand than ever."

"The fulfillment center in Langenfeld is an important milestone to be able to deliver to many more households in NRW," says Frederic Knaudt from Picnic's founding team in Germany. "The new warehouse will increase our capacity both for customers in our existing delivery areas and allow us to open additional locations. To enable a quick start, the first employees from Langenfeld are already starting their training today."

Third logistics location
Orders packed at the fulfillment center are distributed daily to Picnic hubs, from where they are delivered by electric vans to local Picnic customers. To date, all orders for around 40 cities in North Rhine-Westphalia have been handled at the 15,000 m2 fulfillment center in Herne and the 10,000 m2 fulfillment center in Viersen.

For more information: www.picnic.de 

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