Whether it’s clothes or electronics, you can buy almost anything online these days.
Now, one megastore chain is hoping shoppers will head online for their groceries.
Loblaw’s Superstore launched its “click-and-collect” service in Winnipeg on Thursday.
The concept is simple: shoppers go online and choose from more than 20,000 items on the store’s website, including everything from produce and meat to diapers and toilet paper.
An employee will work their way through the list and store and gather your purchases.
The shopper will get an estimated price and a two-hour window for when they can pick up their purchases.
When you arrive at the store, there are designated parking spots right out front and you head straight inside to pay.
The launch is in response to what customers have been asking for in terms of online convenience, said Loblaw’s Lauren Steinberg, in what has been an 18-month-long rollout of a program that started in Toronto and is operating in stores across Ontario, Alberta, B.C. and now Manitoba.
Steinberg said the service has already proved to be successful in other markets.
As of right now, click-and-collect is available at two Winnipeg Superstores: one on Portage in St. James and the other on Bison Drive. It will be rolled out at other locations in coming months.
Munther Zeid of FoodFare joined Kelly Moore on Richard Cloutier Reports to talk about what impact this technology could have on the industry.
With files from Global News’ Brittany Greenslade