Food

Exceed your customers’ expectations

In today’s food retail market, consumers demand fresh, high-quality products, and excellent service. They expect their shopping experience to be stress-free with a high availability of products.

As a result of increasing consumer demands, food retailers must cope with the growing volumes of diversified stock and multiple store formats. E-commerce requirements must also be factored into distribution centre (DC) processes.

The expanding number of SKUs means that efficient space utilisation in the stores is another vital consideration. Stores have strict budgets and need their deliveries on time and full shelves in the store. With this in mind, employees are faced with added pressure in the back of the store when it comes to splitting pallets and roll containers, which leaves them little time to assist customers.

At Vanderlande, we understand the complexities of running a successful food retail business. As such, we have defined the next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions. They are designed to deliver the highest level of flexibility and scalability, and can facilitate store-friendly deliveries.

The next generation of scalable solutions

In order to meet any customer’s demands in full, Vanderlande has defined the next generation of scalable solutions – evolutions. They will allow these challenges to be met through an integrated portfolio of innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

STOREPICK

STOREPICK is a robotised, end-to-end warehouse solution that allows you to optimise the processes of your entire value chain.

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HOMEPICK

HOMEPICK is a goods-to-person order fulfilment system designed to support food retail operations. It facilitates the fast and efficient processing of online grocery orders.

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Our references for the food segment

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E.Leclerc

To ensure that E.Leclerc Socamaine was able to meet its challenges head-on, Vanderlande proposed an integrated end-to-end solution – Automated Case Picking (ACP).

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Asda

The ideal match for Asda’s brief was Vanderlande’s automated case picking (ACP) solution. The 28,600m2 DC now handles 840,000 cases per day and processes 7,800 SKUs.

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Vegalsa-Eroski

In June 2018, Vegalsa began operations with Vanderlande’s energy-efficient MICROSHUTTLE automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) solution inside its DC in Sigüeiro.

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Edeka

One of the most modern and efficient meat-processing facilities in Europe was recently built in Rheinstetten, Baden Württemberg, Germany. At the facility, owned by EDEKA Südwest Fleisch GmbH, meat products are produced and delivered to over 1,250 outlets.

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Our Warehousing news & insights

August 22, 2022

Promise and Potential – Robotics in Retail Distribution Centers

Robots are increasingly characterized as a panacea for numerous challenges in retail warehouses, but where does the hype end and reality begin? As with the adoption of all technologies, start with simple applications, learn from them and expand accordingly.

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August 15, 2022

The future of food shopping – meeting customer expectations

In this second blog on the future of food shopping, we look at the challenges retailers face when meeting different customer expectations, as well as dealing with issues such as land scarcity and selecting warehouse automation.

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August 2, 2022

Food shopping – a taste of the future

How is grocery shopping changing as more of us opt for convenience and speed? And what do these changes mean for the online grocery business and the traditional bricks-and-mortar store? Professor Gino Van Ossel shares his thoughts in this special edition guest blog.

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