Monoprix opts for rail transport and natural gas-fuelled lorries

Monoprix has upped the stakes in its bid to be the supermarket of choice for “ethical consumption” (bearing in mind that the most ethical choice is to consume less) and has announced a two-year plan to shift away from lorries to rail transport to supply its stores in the Paris region.

Starting this fall, the 60 Parisian outlets will benefit from rail delivery of non-alcoholic beverages and non-food items such as textiles, cosmetics and housewares. The goods will be delivered by train from the depots at Senart in the Seine et Marne to the distribution center near the Bercy station in the 13th arrondissement. From there the goods will be loaded onto natural gas-powered vehicles to the stores, the first such delivery fleet ever used in France.

via Le Parisien

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