Midwest grocer Hy-Vee is leveling up its micro fulfillment capabilities by powering its network of fulfillment centers with technology that is increasing productivity.
The company has partnered with Takeoff Technologies in order to boost speed, accuracy, and reliability, allowing the retailer to fulfill an average of 25 items within five minutes of labor. Additionally, the tech company is reporting increased productivity of online fulfillment by up to 10 times.
The technology is working alongside Hy-Vee’s aisles online grocery ordering system, increasing efficiency across ordering and fulfillment processes. Consumers should be able to access increased time slots and availability for order pickup as a result.
Earlier this year, the company partnered with Uber to further support its fulfillment growth goals, introducing Uber delivery to over 260 Hy-Vee grocery and liquor stores.
"Uber Eats has been growing in popularity among many of our customers, making this partnership a win-win for both parties," said Aaron Wiese, president, Hy-Vee, in an earlier statement. "As we expand our offerings, we want to be where our customers are comfortable placing an online order. This launch allows us another avenue to offer our products and best serve the needs of our shoppers."
The company is also on a pathway for digitizing efforts across the enterprise, recently even introducing its own omnichannel retail media network, RedMedia.