Takeoff Technologies, the eGrocery technology that helps grocers thrive online, announced its partnership with Hy-Vee, a leading employee-owned grocery retailer that serves the Midwest. Using Takeoff, Hy-Vee can further meet its customers’ growing demand for online shopping through Micro Fulfillment Centers in select metro locations. The technology will complement Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online grocery ordering system by making the process more efficient for those employees shopping orders.
According to research by Takeoff, retailers can use micro fulfillment capabilities to fulfill an average order of 25 items with just five minutes of labor. The technology also increases productivity of online fulfillment by up to 10 times through its speed, accuracy and reliability when combined with a company’s current workforce.
“A network of Micro Fulfillment Centers powered by Takeoff’s technology will help create new competitive advantages for Hy-Vee and enhanced online services for Hy-Vee customers,” said Jose Aguerrevere, CEO and Co-Founder of Takeoff.
Mitch Freeman, President of Takeoff added, “We anticipate a very successful partnership between our two organizations, founded on Takeoff’s deep eGrocery expertise combined with Hy-Vee’s industry-leading grocery capabilities.”
“Hy-Vee is one of the most innovative grocery retailers worldwide, which is why we are so excited to work hand-in-hand with them to introduce this technology,” added Curt Avallone, Chief Business Officer of Takeoff.
While Hy-Vee customers will not see any changes to the way their orders are handled, the partnership will help meet the company’s goal to offer more time slots and availability to those who are utilizing the service.