Jewel-Osco opens first fulfillment center for online grocery shopping

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Chicago Tribune

As online grocery shopping continues to grow, Jewel-Osco opened its first micro-fulfillment center Tuesday in southwest suburban Westmont, taking a page out of the game-changing Amazon playbook. Located in a former Hobby Lobby next to a bricks-and-mortar Jewel store, the high-tech, 20,000-square-foot warehouse will be able to fill 1,000 online orders a day, expediting grocery deliveries to shoppers within 20 miles. “This MFC (micro-fulfillment center) carries approximately 6,500 items, which will cover about 60% of what you’d normally see in an online order,” Mike Withers, president of Jewel-O…

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