September 21, 2020
San Antonio-based H-E-B is partnering with warehouse automation provider Swisslog to support the grocer’s growing demand for online fulfillment. Swisslog is working with H-E-B to deploy a number of automated micro-fulfillment centers to support the chain’s curbside pick-up and delivery business.
The automated micro-fulfillment centers will streamline H-E-B’s 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, according to Swisslog.
“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 Swisslog VP Mitch Hayes. “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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