Veeve and Albertsons Companies partner to expand AI-powered carts in stores, giving customers a fast and contactless way to shop
May 20, 2022 | Publisher
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veeve Inc. ("Veeve"), a leading retail technology startup, today announced an agreement with Albertsons Companies that will make Veeve Smart Carts available to customers at a few dozen stores across the country. Once launched later this year, consumers will be able to use the smart carts to skip the checkout line with a fast, convenient, and contactless way to shop.
"We're thrilled to partner with Albertsons Cos. to deliver a personalized in-store shopping experience. This deployment is an important and inevitable next step in connecting the consumer's ecommerce activity with a totally new, digitally driven in-store shopping experience"
Veeve Smart Carts offer a more personalized shopping experience enabled by a touch screen that provides a running total for in-cart items and a built-in scale for easy produce purchase. The tech-enhanced carts will also integrate with the Albertsons for U™ loyalty program. Once done shopping, customers can complete payment on their cart and walk out, completely skipping the checkout line.
"We're thrilled to partner with Albertsons Cos. to deliver a personalized in-store shopping experience. This deployment is an important and inevitable next step in connecting the consumer's ecommerce activity with a totally new, digitally driven in-store shopping experience," said Shariq Siddiqui, Veeve's co-founder and CEO. "Working with Albertsons Cos., we are building a link between multiple consumer channels and the brands they trust while keeping customer loyalty central to the experience."
"Veeve Smart Carts offer a sophisticated, yet simple self-checkout experience for people who value flexibility and time savings," said Alyse Wuson, Senior Director of Omni Experiences at Albertsons Cos. "Our goal is to enhance the grocery experience no matter how our guests choose to shop, and Veeve's technology brings the ease and integration of ecommerce right to the grocery cart."
For more information about Veeve Smart Carts, visit veeve.io.