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Albertsons invest in online
August 8, 2017
Source: PLMA e-Scanner
Albertsons is stepping up its online investments, The retailer plans to overhaul the e-commerce systems of its 2,300 supermarkets and stores in fiscal 2018. It expects to migrate, and in some cases rewrite, e-commerce systems built five to 15 years ago so that they can run on modern public and private cloud platforms. Albertsons currently is updating features on its mobile app and websites to be “cleaner and simpler” for shoppers, such as shortening the process of signing up for an account and streamlining online payments, CIO and Executive Vice President Anuj Dhanda told journalists. Albertsons recently hired top technology executives come from outside the grocery business, from sectors that have already dealt with the technological and cultural transformation necessary to become a digital business. About half of Albertsons’ customers in its 35-state territory can shop online. The other half will get the capability as the IT group migrates stores to corporate systems over time.