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Jewel-Osco Announces First Micro-Fulfillment Center; Mike Withers Discusses

Jewel-Osco Announces First Micro-Fulfillment Center; Mike Withers Discusses


CHICAGO, IL
Monday, December 13th, 2021

Jewel-Osco is reaping the benefits of a critical investment in its footprint, as the retailer recently opened its first micro-fulfillment center (MFC), a $7.6-million facility set to support approximately 1,000 online orders per day.

Mike Withers, President, Jewel-Osco“This MFC carries approximately 6,500 items, which will cover about 60 percent of what you’d normally see in an online order,” said Mike Withers, President, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Then the rest of the order will be selected from the Jewel-Osco that’s adjacent to this building.”

The facility stands at 20,000 square feet and will be staffed by 27 e-commerce employees, according to Chicago Tribune. In addition, another Chicago, Illinois-based MFC is reportedly planned for development in summer 2022.

Jewel-Osco recently opened a $7.6-million-dollar micro-fulfillment facility set to support approximately 1,000 online orders per day

Jewel-Osco will be utilizing an automated system to prepare its delivery orders; storage-and-retrieval technology brings products to the picker line, where four orders can be prepared at once before being moved to corresponding pick-up and delivery stations by robots. Takeoff Technologies utilized automated e-commerce fulfillment expertise to collaborate with Jewel-Osco on the facility’s development.

As the grocer continues to expand, Deli Market News will keep an eye out for the newest strategies and plays in the retail sector.

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