The Southern Co-operative trials Click & Collect

Date : 11 December 2013

The Southern Co-operative is collaborating with Finnish company Foodie.fm to trial Click & Collect.

System to offer personalised recommendations

The trial is based on Foodie Local, a self-service online system, which makes personalised food and product recommendations. Foodie Local offers information on over 100,000 products in the UK and is optimised for mobile use.

Trial should help the retailer serve customers better

Steve Tremlett, Head of Retail Business Development at the Southern Cooperative commented "When we started discussions with Foodie, we were impressed by their approach with personalised meals and efficient in-store fulfilment. In a surprisingly short time, we were able to setup Click & Collect operations in one of our stores. That will bring us valuable information about how we can serve our customers in better and more convenient ways and make fulfilment operations as efficient as possible".

Anntti Ijas, VP of Operations at Digital Foodie commented "The retail industry is undergoing a major transformation to online. With Foodie Local, grocery stores can quickly introduce Click & Collect operations and enhance their customer relationships in-store and online. Convenience is all about serving consumers’ individual needs in their local communities".

Other European retailers already work with Foodie.fm

The Southern Co-operative joins S Group, Finland’s largest retailer and Prisma Peremarket in Estonia as customers of Digital Foodie.

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