With digital continuing to transform the world we live in, it comes as no surprise that it is shaping the way that consumers shop for groceries. As online shopping booms, Albertsons Companies has unveiled two new digital offerings to stay competitive in the retail space. These new features include Meal Planning and Schedule & Save, which will give loyalty members integrated menu planning and shopping list creation as well as the power to auto-replenish the products they use most.
“Our customers continue to look for new ways to save time and money when planning meals and shopping at their neighborhood Albertsons Companies banner store,” shared Chris Rupp, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Digital Officer. “These two new features are important ways we’re helping customers reduce the effort associated with grocery shopping so they can spend the time enjoying meals with family and friends.”
These newly added features are part of the company’s ongoing mission to revolutionize its digital offerings while also enhancing all aspects of the food experience in order to save its shoppers time and money, according to a release.
Through its new Meal Planning feature, the retailer plans to integrate a meal planning app, Mealtime, to help consumers pick what they will be making for each meal. The Meal Plans feature will provide easy, convenient, and personalized meals and recipes developed by professional chefs and dietitians and are curated based on shoppers’ taste and dietary preferences.
With this service, consumers can find new ways to explore food while also getting their weekly shopping done in less than 10 minutes with the option for pick-up, delivery, or in-store shopping.
Albertsons’ Schedule & Save option will give loyalty members the capabilities to auto-replenish their groceries and household essentials for added convenience. The new offering automates the task of routine shopping, allowing consumers to replenish their more frequently purchased items in a way that can be adapted to any lifestyle.
The products used most by shoppers will be scheduled for purchase at an attractive discounted price, offering significant savings for consumers. These items will then be available for pick-up or delivery.
Schedule & Save is currently available to shoppers in select Northern California Safeway stores and was developed in partnership with auto-replenishment and predictive shopping platform Replenium. Albertsons plans to expand the program nationwide with a growing list of items in 2022.
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