As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, San Antonio-based H-E-B is reportedly working with Switzerland-based Swisslog to deploy a number of automated micro-fulfillment centers to support the chain’s curbside pick-up and delivery business.
According to a news release from Swisslog, "The automated micro-fulfillment centers will enhance H-E-B’s leadership in the industry by streamlining online fulfillment and moving it closer to the customer. It will allow the retail chain to efficiently meet the growing demand for curbside pick-up without negatively impacting customer experience in the store."
“Swisslog is pleased H-E-B put their trust in us to automate and support their facilities with state-of-the-art automation and software,” said Mitch Hayes, vice president of e-commerce and retail, Swisslog Logistics Automation, Americas. “COVID-19 and anticipated behavioral changes have created increased urgency around the need for automation within many grocery operations. E-grocery automation is no longer an option…it’s a requirement for survival and continued growth.”
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