BLOOMFIELD HILLS–Gala Foods, a Connecticut-based supermarket chain offering on-site butchers, bakery, full deli, pharmacy, flower shop and hot food, has chosen Bloomfield Hills-based eGrowcery, developer of a retail food industry e-commerce platform for grocers, as its digital partner. Gala Foods is offering online shopping for customer pick up or delivery beginning at the Bridgeport, Conn. location.
“Our customers want to us be a modern retailer and that means offering them every option for shopping. eGrowcery helps us provide our quality products to shoppers demanding the convenience of ordering online and either picking up at the store or having it delivered to their home,” said Gala Foods President Carlos Peña. “It’s very important to us to retain and grow our online shopper base, and eGrowcery truly partners us to do this and even further, supports our operations with a level of fulfillment technology we have never had before.”
Added eGrowcery CEO Patrick Hughes: “We are helping Gala Foods create of a vibrant online shopping site that digital brings to life their in- store experience. Our team is actively collaborating with the Gala team to develop and customize the optimal platform for the retailer and its customers. We expect them to quickly see an increase in sales and a reduction in operating expenses.”
Gala Foods began as a modest bodega in Queens, New York, founded by the visionary Peña family. It is now a 24-supermarket chain across five states, illustrating the insatiable appetite for the genuine tastes of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Hispanic world.