eGrowcery, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Great Lakes Foods, a wholesaler of food and non-food products for supermarkets in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, to help its retailers go digital.
The eGrowcery platform, which serves as an omnichannel solution that integrates with back-office/POS systems while allowing retailers to personalize their shopping experience, said in a statement that operators are expected to deploy the system. later this year.
“We needed to provide our retail partners with e-commerce technology that allows them to interact with their shoppers online as easily as they do in-store,” Tom Jushka, president of Great Lakes Foods, said in a statement.
Great Lakes Foods, a wholesale supplier of meat, produce, dairy, frozen, private label, bakery and deli products for supermarkets and convenience stores, said it chose eGrowcery because of the simplicity of platform integration with current POS technology as well as eGrowcery’s ability to handle different store sizes and delivery services, especially for Great Lakes customers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
eGrowcery CEO Patrick Hughes said in a statement that “our solution will help Great Lakes retailers compete more effectively against other stores in their markets at a very reasonable cost.” The company, he said, is “committed to giving retailers all the tools they need, including marketing support and training to make every deployment a great success.”
In other recent news, eGrowcery announced a Partnership with Thibodaux, Louisiana-based Rouses Markets to expand grocer’s e-commerce and curbside pickup convenience. “It’s like having your favorite member of the Rouses team as your own personal buyer,” said Donny Rouse, CEO of Rouses Markets.
The e-commerce platform also in partnership recently with Door Dash to enable access to Door Dash’s logistics network, putting control and data ownership back in the hands of retailers.