The Save Mart Cos. has transformed a closed Lucky supermarket in Mountain View, Calif., into a micro-fulfillment center (MFC).
Technology partner Fulfil Solutions Inc., a Mountain View-based robotics startup, said Monday that its automation powers a “dark store” opened several months ago that fills same-day delivery and pickup orders for a new Save Mart online grocery service called Lucky Now. DoorDash also is a partner in the Lucky Now service, according to Fulfil’s website.
The service works as follows: Within minutes of receiving an order, Fulfil’s automated system retrieves and sorts the items—ranging from dry packaged groceries to refrigerated and frozen foods—and packs them into bag-toting robots. The bots then ferry the filled grocery bags to a waiting area, where drivers collect them for delivery.Winsight Grocery Business