MIAMI, Fla. – Miami-based Sedano’s Supermarkets, one of the leading independent grocers in the U.S., has partnered with Takeoff Technologies to launch the first robotic supermarket in the nation. Takeoff Technologies offers an e-grocery solution platform that is a leader in the industry through its groundbreaking technological innovation, with a focus on improving the efficiency of retailers around the globe. The implementation of this system will not only generate new employment opportunities but also assist the company in serving its growing customer base at a faster speed.
With this new service, customers will now have the ability to place their orders online for immediate fulfillment by an automated system, in conjunction with support from Sedano’s employees. Now available for the very first time, this technological experience will service customers throughout Miami-Dade County at 15 Sedano’s stores. This system will enable the retailer’s busy customers to place their orders online for pickup within hours of having placed them, generating convenience at no additional cost.
“At Sedano’s, we are proud to stand as pioneers in the e-grocery industry,” announced Javier Herrán, chief marketing officer of Sedano’s Supermarkets. “We are committed to continually advance our technology as our customers’ needs and purchasing habits evolve,” added Herrán.
Through the use of this new e-grocery solutions platform, Al-enabled robots will accurately assemble the grocery orders of up to 60 items in just a few minutes. This revolutionary feature provides Sedano’s customers an efficient and innovative way to do their grocery shopping, completely hassle-free.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with Sedano’s in the launch of the nation’s first robotic supermarket, right in their hometown of Miami, supported by our complete end-to-end solution for micro fulfillment, from the customer UI all the way to delivery in the near future,” said Jose Vicente Aguerrevere, co-founder and CEO of Takeoff.
“We are humbled by the fact that Sedano’s has trusted our product and vision to not just test the waters, but instead jump into the e-grocery swimming pool with both feet, and carry on their legacy of continuously improving customer service,” said Max Pedro, co-founder and president of Takeoff.
Customers will be able to shop online at Sedanos.com, or by downloading the Sedano’s online application.
About Sedano’s Supermarkets
Founded in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, Sedano’s Supermarkets has grown to become one of the leading independent grocery chains in the United States. Sedano’s caters to Florida’s booming multicultural community, with more than 3,000 employees and 34 stores in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, and Osceola counties. As America’s largest, independently owned Hispanic supermarket chain, Sedano’s is recognized for its excellent customer service, ethnic product offering and competitive prices. For more information, visit sedanos.com or follow Sedano’s on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Takeoff is an eGrocery solution that empowers retailers to attain profitable online growth by leveraging automation at a hyperlocal scale. Orders are placed online through established retailers (whether using their existing eCommerce platform or Takeoff’s customized UI solution) and Takeoff’s automated technology fulfills the order using robots in Micro Fulfilment Centers. The company was co-founded by Jose V. Aguerrevere and Max Pedro in 2016, and recently closed its Series B financing led by Forrestal Capital, taking the total capital raised to $46M
The company’s robotics technology is proven and ready to deploy at scale thanks to Takeoff’s exclusivity partnership with Knapp, a leading global provider of automated warehouse solutions. By leveraging automated Micro Fulfillment Centers, Takeoff’s innovative model operates at a much lower cost-to-serve than other eCommerce platforms, solving for both the cost of assembling the order and that of the last mile. This results in savings for both shoppers and retail partners. For more information, visit www.takeoff.com.