As more and more shoppers look toward innovative new ways to get their groceries amidst the pandemic and other current events, grocers are revealing inventive new strategies to get a leg up on the competition. Among these retailers is Hy-Vee, which recently confirmed it will be installing a new grocery pickup kiosk at the largest of its four Rochester, Minnesota, stores.
“The objective with these kiosks is to improve the Aisles Online pick-up process for our customers and increase capacity to be able to serve more customers,” said Christina Gayman, Director of Public Relations, in an article from Post Bulletin. “It is something that we are bringing to other stores throughout our eight-state region, though this is the only one currently slated for the Rochester market.”
While there is currently no announced date or timeline for the construction of the kiosk, Hy-Vee has filed plans with the City of Rochester to begin construction on the 1,200-square-foot kiosk that will be located at its store at 4221 West Circle Drive.
The new kiosk will be set up in the parking lot to be used by customers who place orders online, according to Post Bulletin, and will be staffed by Hy-Vee employees. The retailer has already installed lockers to house online orders for pickup in other cities, in which customers use a one-time combination to securely receive their orders.
Deli Market News will continue to report as more creative strategies emerge within the retail sector.