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Kapruka Fruit and Vegetable Gift Baskets

Look no further, you have found us, your ultimate destination for gift giving.  Looking for a perfect gift can be frustrating and exhausting.  You aren’t looking for just a gift, but to give that special someone the “wow” experience that they deserve.  But where do you look first?  Luckily, we have you covered with the perfect gift: Fruit and vegetable gift baskets.

 

Fresh fruit baskets  are a splendid way to show your affection and they are fantastic gifts for a multitude of occasions including, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, valentines, and even just to say thank you.  And to make the gift giving even better, fruit basket deliveries can be lighter on your wallet, easy to send, and even more special for the recipient when they receive your custom heartfelt note.

Kapruka offers fruit basket gifts unlike any other. These baskets come in many different packages to that you can set the tone of your perfect gift.  If you are looking to send a romantic gift to a significant other, we have fruit baskets that include oranges, apples, juicy grapes and are topped off with a bottle of red grape wine to dial up the romance.  As for a thank you or care package gift, our basket featuring freshly picked fruit and savory snacks works fabulously. Treat that person to a munchable gift that they can enjoy at home or on the go.

Kapruka’s fruit and vegetable gift baskets are also a great choice for a foodie.  If you know someone that like to cook or try new exotic foods, we might have just the gift.  Our medium vegetable box gift offers a wide variety of fresh vegetables from top selling farmer’s markets in Sri Lanka.  This is a delicious way to offer that foodie of yours the chance to try new foods and recipes.

You are guaranteed to find the fruit gift basket of your dreams here at Kapruka.  With us, you can leave your worries of imperfection behind as we promise to deliver your special someone with the gift that makes them feel as special as you know they are.

 

Posted by Rachitha in Review Articles

PUSHING GROCERY OFF THE EDGE TO TAKE THE E-COMMERCE PLUNGE IN SRI LANKA

Online Grocery shopping is the trickiest e-commerce nut to crack and many large supermarket chain have only made a half-hearted attempt to do so. Customers too have been slow to adopt online grocery buying. A study by Morgan Stanley recently showed 84% of shoppers still prefer to choose their grocery items personally and this has remained unchanged since 2016.

One the one side Grocery in Sri Lanka is largely MRP driven and extremely price sensitive hence margins can be deemed too slim for the additional logistics of home delivery. On the other side the grocery customer does not have an incentive to shop online unless the inventory provides choice and thereby a meaningful basket size to take the online plunge. The challenges surrounding the delivery of fresh is another major psychological constraint. In a market where going to the Sunday pola is still the things to do, the idea of relying on the online channel for freshness seems unrealistic.

I absolutely love to crack these hardest nuts and going into the 2nd phase of Kapruka’s engagement with Sri Lanka’s leading supermarket it’s important to look in the eye of these large players and tell them exactly how to make online grocery a winner.

 

Online Must Be About Choice

One obvious advantage is choice. At the store your space is limited to your shelf and the number of brands and SKU’s on shelf is limited by the masterfile. Online grocery should be about offering that choice and more to the customer.

Local Store Feeding a Region Works

Logistics is the other make or break game that can be made the advantage in online channel. Most go for the very traditional fulfillment model which is the inventory model. It simply means you have a certain inventory that is dedicated in your warehouse ready to be shipped on demand. But this requires a lot of holding costs and opportunity costs become huge. The hyperlocal modal on the other hand is the model for scalability and most new entrants in the field opt for this. Going hyperlocal means plugging the last mile logistics to the local store with each of them feeding their region.

No Frills No Fat Channel

So, in this 2nd phase with Cargills Food City, https://www.kapruka.com/shops/specialGifts/spotlights.jsp?t=foodcity Kapruka is navigating with the giant to go hyperlocal- and with that to relook at some of the cost structures that get in the way of seeing the potential of online grocery.

The beauty of E-commerce is that it is a completely different beast to traditional brick and mortar retailing. It carries none of the frills or the fat layers of your store that’s plugged with innumerable front-end costs from shelf space, to sales staff, to electricity that squeeze margins. It is essentially a high margin model that can simply take-off on the already sunk costs of physical stores and warehouses.

Online Grocery is without doubt an economically challenging space. But increasingly with the willingness to innovate coupled with scalability some large players like Whole Foods partnering Amazon and Walmart going it alone are cracking this nut.

So, while the store experience is here to stay for Grocery, agility and willingness to change can make e-commerce a plunge worth taking. Backed by Kapruka and its Grasshoppers infrastructure that is transforming the last-mile delivery in Sri Lanka it really time to decide to take that leap or simply watch from the edge.

Posted by Rachitha in Review Articles

Are you an Ethical eater residing in Sri Lanka?

A looking glass into ethical eating and Veganism in Sri Lanka

 

If you are reading this post veganism plays an integral part in your life or you are hoping to move away from the mostly ignorant habit of harming animals and embracing a more ethical food consuming habit. First of all it is important to know what being Vegan is and it is not the same thing as being a Vegetarian! A vegan is an individual who avoids to consume any form of animal product which includes milk and bees honey. It is truly a very drastic lifestyle change and you might be wondering whether our local Sri Lankan Cuisine actually accommodate and support this lifestyle.

Sri Lankan cuisine is known to be perfectly spiced with coconut milk or any form of coconut based product used in almost every dish, which is good news for vegans, Sri Lankan cuisine does not rely on animal based products to make the food extra tasty or better, even maldive fish or “Umbalakada” is not important because there are many more alternatives that can be used instead.

 

We Sri Lankans are proud of our food though we are a small and culturally diverse island, through time we have turned into the perfect culinary curry pot. The main ethnic groups are the Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils and Moors of Arab descent. On top of this the Dutch and English colonial years have also left their influences. Altogether this has created an exciting variety of dishes that vary from region to region.

The best season for Vegans is the Mango and Jackfruit / “kos” season, we are blessed with some exotic fruits and vegetables that is not only delicious but really makes being a vegan enjoyable. So our message to all the Vegans out there is to embrace your lifestyle and enjoy some super tasty  Sri Lankan dishes.

Kapruka allows you to send some tasty homemade Sri Lankan dishes suitable for any lifestyle.
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Posted by Curious Angel in Review Articles