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Brightside - Automated Farmgate Retail Powered by Mighty Oaks

Brightside Market Interior

Using Mighty Oaks software we were able to create a fully automated locker based farmgate retail experience.   Including Mighty Oaks locker control software,, in-store kiosk ordering software, online ordering and inventory management solution.  

The First automated farmgate retail store Canada.

AGD Virtual Food Show Powered by Mighty Oaks

AGD Wholesale Tradeshow

Learn how the largest grocery and foodservices wholesaler in Newfoundland was able to pivot when due to COVID they were unable to run their annual in-person food show.  Moving online they were able to connect the 200 exhibitors with over 2,000 business using Mighty Oaks software over a two day period.  In the process breaking records in sales and participants for their annual show. 

Tipping Point for Intelligent Locker Automation is NOW – Helping to put “green” back into a recovery plan built on safety, caution and care

Hussmann Smart Exchange Locker with eGrocery Solutions

Consumer grocery delivery and pick up is a big part of the current e-Grocery challenge now and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a significant constraint. Caught off guard, the demand has fast-tracked growth and capacity requirements for online grocery targets by 3-5 years into the present (less than 5% in Dec 2019 to over 10% in April 2020). With this growth comes pressures on end-to-end fulfilment and, specifically, delivery that has tremendous impact on your reputation and consumer confidence. It’s the ability to deliver in the long term. Why not lead with consumer safety and health at the same time? 

The Overnight Shift to Online Groceries

It started on March 12th.  Almost overnight the volume of orders being handled by retailers on our platform jumped significantly.  We are seeing retailers having between two to ten times the volume in online orders than what they were doing a few days earlier.  

The surge in online grocery orders in something we could never have expected.  The average annual growth rate across the retailers on our platform has on average been 15%. Mighty Oaks has been providing online grocery solutions since 2002, in those 18 years we have never seen anything like this.

Remarkable Pickup: Popping the Delivery Question

5 Key Insights:

1.   Better pickup means consumer personalization options with predictability and reliability, delivery within 2 days or less. 

2.   We also need to add revenue generation to reduce costs for online delivery without losing sight of 5-star customer satisfaction ratings. 

3.   Empowering consumer convenience is a delivery choice as to when/where to receive their packages. Convenience means increasingly tackling the food retail last mile challenge.

4.   Delivery with Wow! Remarkable customer expectations at the core are points in the consumer brand journey that differentiate one retailer from its competition, one customer from another with personalization. 

5. Mobility is King (or Queen). Mobile e-commerce encourages economic diversity that is flexible, scalable and an integrated fulfilment with inventory and network closer to the consumer.