10. October 2022 | Press release

Epicery joins forces with Chronofresh to deliver products anywhere in France

Epicery, the French delivery application for local retailers, is expanding its service to cover all of France and offer new opportunities to retailers by extending their catchment areas. The partnership with Chronofresh provides for the delivery of food products in 24 hours to the four corners of France, positioning Epicery as the benchmark delivery platform for food shops in France.

 

This new service “Anywhere in France” provides national delivery of products from retailers across France.

epicery already delivers fresh products from local shops and restaurants in Lille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse and Paris to consumers, all on demand and with short delivery times. The combination of Chronofresh's expertise makes it possible to further extend the catchment areas of the retailers already available on the platform throughout the country, but also to welcome new retailers for national delivery in cities where epicery does not yet operate.

This new feature will be fully integrated into epicery, which will become the leading platform for bringing together the best of local and national producers, directly from the retailer.

With 1,400 retailers already on the application, this new service aims to list 200 butchers, fishmongers, pastry chefs, delicatessens, caterers, cheesemongers and chocolate makers by the end of the year. New addresses will be listed every week.

70 retailers are already using this new service. Chronofresh guarantees delivery anywhere in metropolitan France, from the day after the order is placed, while guaranteeing product freshness and quality.

The orders, prepared with the utmost care directly by the producers, are then transported in refrigerated containers and refrigerated vehicles that guarantee an optimal temperature, in strict compliance with the cold chain. Chronofresh's Predict tool enables customers to receive their unique parcel tracking number by SMS and e-mail, allowing them to track their order in real time. To make the service even smoother, delivery is made by appointment, within reduced time slots, notably two hours in 30 major cities. 

 

epicery provides a service for its retailers

As a true partner for producers looking to expand their local businesses, epicery provides a turn-key solution, directly integrated into the application, without them having to worry about logistical issues and after-sales service. 

This new “Anywhere in France” delivery solution, in collaboration with Chronofresh, is available for French local retailers who wish to extend their catchment area to the whole of France, in line with the Epicery selection that encourages diversity, quality, specialities and taste!

For local retailers who wish to join the “Anywhere in France” service by epicery and Chronofresh, please visit: https://www.commercants.epicery.com

“Since the inception of epicery, our mission has been to enhance the value of local merchants and to offer good, healthy and local products to as many people as possible. This new offer with Chronofresh allows us to extend this value proposition to the entire country and to extend the catchment area of French local retailers,”

says Edouard Morhange, founder and CEO of epicery

Bringing proximity closer.

Since its inception in 2016, epicery has been working alongside French retailers and restaurateurs to offer food lovers good, healthy and local products, while keeping in step with the consumer trends of the growing number of French people who want to have their products delivered.

epicery provides retailers with a complete, turnkey solution to help them digitalise their business. epicery gives them access to the full range of communication tools they can use to promote their business on the platform: • photo session to list their shop on the platform, • creation of a tailor-made catalogue, • provision of digital tools to manage orders, • supply of bags and management of delivery with specialised partners • management of customer service 7 days a week, • digital communication.

Although 84% of French people are fond of local shops and 96% think it is important to keep them in business, 62% think that they are not well equipped for digital technology and need to innovate. 

“Being listed on epicery allows us to combine the best of both worlds as we can adapt to the digital world and to the French consumer trends in terms of delivery, while keeping our DNA as a local business and producer. This new service is good news for all French people who want to try our products” 

John Gillot, Boucherie Moderne

 

The service in figures

  • 70 retailers to date (Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon - the service is continually being expanded in these 3 cities and elsewhere in France)

  • Available everywhere in metropolitan France (excluding Corsica)

  • One-off delivery charge of €9.90

  • Free delivery on orders over €150

  • Next-day delivery available

 

OVERVIEW OF AVAILABLE RETAILERS ACROSS FRANCE

PARIS AND ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

  • Aurélien Cohen: the “Dulcey-Pecan-Vanilla” log exclusively for Christmas

  • Boucherie Moderne: a selection of exceptional aged meats

  • Le Doukane: the Lebanese delicatessen of the famous chef Alan Geaam

  • Marie-Anne Cantin: a wide range of French cheeses

  • Jerry Levy: quality kosher cuts of meat spanning 5 generations

  • La Fine Marée: the fresh fish selection of MOF Stéphane Minot

  • Jay & Joy: 100% vegetable and organic dairy alternatives

  • Chocologue: handcrafted gourmet chocolates

  • Prunier: French caviar and exceptional seafood products

BORDEAUX

  • Joan Lartigau: delicatessen and charcuterie products from the South West of France

  • Origines - Chocolate makers: a range of organic and eco-responsible chocolate

  • Maison Burgalières: meat products from producers who follow sustainable practices

LYON

  • Chez Grégoire: a 100% gluten-free pastry and bakery

  • Boucherie Biolal: halal and organic meat products

  • Boucherie Bello: exceptional charcuterie and cured meats

 

 

5 good reasons to order on epicery thanks to the “Anywhere in France” service

  • quality products delivered by the refrigerated transport specialist, Chronofresh

  • discovery of new producers and local specialities

  • direct contact with regional businesses and producers

  • easy access to exceptional, rare products or delicacies from your favourite producers

  • for Christmas, pre-ordering is available from 1 December

 

 

 

About epicery

Since 2016, epicery is a marketplace that harnesses foodtech to serve local retailers by digitalising them and promoting live commerce. Based on the unique concept of the digitalized shopping street, a showcase for all quality products and an emblem of life in our neighbourhoods, food retailers (butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, cheesemongers, etc.) and now florists and restaurateurs can create their shop in less than 48 hours, and deliver or use click & collect. With a community of more than 1,200 partner retailers, and already present in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and Toulouse, Epicery is expanding nationwide.

Since September 2021, epicery has been part of Le Groupe La Poste via its subsidiary GeoPost, and also has Monoprix in its capital. For more information, please visit: www.epicery.com

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