Thai grocery wholesaler Loxley is pivoting to delivery services as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Loxley’s distribution subsidiary LTC has set up an online grocery store for essential items during the country’s lockdown period, with some of the firm’s fleet of delivery trucks converted into mobile grocery stores.
The mobile stores are retailing goods such as packed rice, cooking oil, fish sauce and roasted peas to consumers residing in crowded communities such as Klong Toey and Phra Khanong. Items are discounted at 15 to 20 per cent below regular sales channels.
LTC is a leading FMCG distributor within the territory, covering more than 30,000 wholesale, retail, modern trade and convenience stores nationwide, including hotels and restaurants. The firm has seen a 40-per-cent spike in sales over the past two months, predominantly caused by panic buying.