Southern California grocery chain Vallarta Supermarkets will incorporate white-label picking and delivery capabilities from stor.ai as it seeks to enhance online shopping and fulfillment operations while maintaining its connection with shoppers.
“We have been searching extensively for an ecommerce provider capable of meeting customer expectations without eroding the profitability of our picking, fulfillment and delivery operations,” said Steve Netherton, CIO at Vallarta Supermarkets in a statement. “By partnering with stor.ai we hope to raise our ecommerce performance to the next level while ensuring that customers enjoy a true Vallarta experience, whether they shop online or in store.”
Over the last few months, Vallarta has been bolstering the technology supporting its omnichannel approach. In June, the grocer shared that it would test autonomous robots in five of its California locations, in Fresno, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernadino, Calif. These robots were designed to support store associates by identifying in-store hazards and collecting real-time inventory data.