SWITZERLAND – Tetra Pak has partnered with e-commerce solutions provider Mirakl to launch a full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage industry which will connect producers with sellers around the world.
The new platform, created using Mirakl SaaS Marketplace solutions, is expected to bring convenience and ease to the industry by making purchasing of products faster, more convenient and simpler for producers.
The partnership with Tetra Pak is the first time Mirakl will work within the F&B sector. The marketplace will initially host more than 300,000 spare parts and consumables from Tetra Pak.
The platform is then expected to bring an additional 200,000 products for maintenance, repair and operations from vetted sellers, providing customers with access to a large variety of products.
With the launch, Tetra Pak will significantly expand its offering to a wider consumer base.
Tetra Pak says that the marketplace will host several vendors selling products within Safety & Security, Industrial Supplies, Cleaning Solutions and other vital areas for F&B production.
The number and variety of products will continue to grow as more vendors join the marketplace.
Klara Svedberg, VP, Part and Consumables Tetra Pak said: “This is a completely new model and way of doing business for our industry. For the first time we have a digital F&B marketplace at our fingertips.
“This will transform the way we serve our customers by connecting F&B manufacturers with leading sellers across the world.
“By simplifying and speeding up processes, the virtual marketplace will make purchasing more cost-efficient via a one-stop-shop solution.
“We invite our customers to take full advantage of this platform and look forward to hearing about their experiences.”
Phillipe Corrot, CEO of Mirakl commented: “Marketplaces are taking over the world of eCommerce. It’s about creating a shopping destination where buyers can get everything they need.
“The F&B industry needs a platform that will allow it to catch up with other sectors, and the combination of Tetra Pak’s unparalleled F&B expertise and our digital solutions means we can enhance the way F&B manufacturers do business.”
The platform will initially launch in Germany in January 2020, and later expand in selected countries in Europe, then globally.