Loblaw Using New Automatic Facility to Meet Increased Grocery Demand

Mon. April 27th, 2020
- by Anne Allen     

TORONTO, CANADA - Any retailer knows that keeping up with today's tech is the secret to success. In the modern grocery climate, tech has become the linchpin to keeping shoppers coming back, as more consumers rely on digital services to get the groceries they need. In order to keep up with this demand, Loblaw has invested in a new automated facility to pack and fill online orders faster.

"The demand for Loblaw's PC Express pick up and delivery has grown significantly in recent weeks as the number of customers shopping from home continues to spike," said Lana Gogas, Senior Communications Manager, Retail Technology, Lobaw Digital, to news outlet blogTO. "The Automated Picking Facility is a new technology that will significantly increase the current picking rate. The speed of picking and the ability to leverage our store network, which are near to where our customers live, opens up additional availability for orders, and offers added convenience to our customers."

Loblaw is investing more in a new automated facility in order to pack and fulfill online orders faster to meet the current heightened demand

This facility was part of Loblaw's previous announcement late last year, as the retailer partnered with Takeoff Technologies to better fulfill customers’ orders. Utilizing this new technology, Loblaw is ready to help shoppers during a time they need it most.

Gogas went on to note that the facility will be able to fill pick rates at up to 500 units per hour. In the coming months, she added, Loblaw may expand the Automated Picking Facility to support other stores.

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