Wakefern Food Corp. has partnered with Takeoff Technologies to open an automated warehouse to fulfill online grocery orders for ShopRite supermarkets.
Waltham, Mass.-based Takeoff said Tuesday that the new micro-fulfillment center (MFC), located in Clifton, N.J., will serve selected ShopRite stores in North Jersey and New York operated by Wakefern member Inserra Supermarkets.
A retailer-owned grocery cooperative, Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern offers members online grocery pickup and delivery through the ShopRite from Home service, now available at most ShopRite stores.
“We are excited to partner with Takeoff Technologies to see how their hyperlocal automation technology will benefit our cooperative, retail members and shoppers,” Steve Henig, vice president of digital commerce and analytics at Wakefern, said in a statement. “We are really proud of our e-grocery shopping platform, ShopRite from Home, and believe this partnership will enhance our online shopping service.”