Through the years, mainstays in grocery stores have been the meat and deli departments. Whether you like your sandwich meat freshly sliced to your preferred thickness or prefer the hassle-free planning that comes along with ordering your Thanksgiving turkey and sides from your favorite grocer, many customers turn to their local meat and deli departments to meet these demands. But for grocers, using an Order Management System (OMS) like FoodStorm to manage this complex fresh food ordering process hasn’t been an option… until now. In one of the largest expansions of FoodStorm’s functionality, retailers can now use FoodStorm’s OMS to manage, prepare and fulfill orders that include weighted items while offering their end customers a simple and intuitive ordering experience!
Weighted Items within a grocery store are the fresh items, usually found behind a counter with an attendant, that are prepared and sold by weight. Examples include deli meats, cheese slices, premade protein dishes, premade sides and salad, butchered meats, seafood, as well as specialty items such as Thanksgiving turkeys or holiday hams. FoodStorm’s Weighted Items functionality allows retailers to unlock this assortment of items within their store to be sold and managed via our OMS. Some of the key features include:
￮ Sell items by approximate weight range, i.e. high volume orders for Thanksgiving turkeys (10-12 lbs or 14-16 lb)
￮ Sell by incremental weight, i.e. shaved meats and sliced cheese (¼ lb of smoked turkey or 8 oz of sliced Gouda)
￮ Sell by approximate weight, i.e. New York steaks (½ lb per steak)
By unlocking the entire weighted items assortment within a retailer’s deli, meat and catering operations, they can increase sales opportunities, provide a better customer and employee experience, as well as reduce administrative tasks. More specifically, this can benefit your grocery business by:
Now with FoodStorm you only need one system to power your food service ordering and order management experiences.
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