ROCHESTER, NY, Apr 30, 2019 – Following a successful employee pilot, customers at the East Ave. Wegmans now have a new, faster way to shop with the launch of Wegmans SCAN, a free mobile app that allows customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop. After shopping the store, customers can quickly and easily pay for their groceries at any self-checkout register.
As technology has evolved to enable more self-service, our customers are increasingly looking for options that save time and give them the ability to shop how they want, said Jack DePeters, senior vice president of store operations. Regardless of how customers choose to shop with us, well continue delivering the same level of incredible service that customers have come to expect. For more than a hundred years its been the cornerstone of our business, and as we evolve in the digital age, thats where it will stay.
Wegmans SCAN is available for download for both iOS and Android devices. To use the app, customers must be connected to the East Ave. stores WiFi and link the app to their Shoppers Club account. Once connected, customers can start shopping; scanning items and bagging them in their reusable bags as they go. Shoppers Club discounts and clipped digital coupons are automatically applied to the order. Customers can also see a running total for their order as they shop. After a quick stop at any self-checkout register and applying payment, customers are on their way.
In market areas where similar technology is already available, customers have been asking us to offer it in our stores, added DePeters. Mobile-scan technology has been on our radar, but we know success only comes when the right technology is introduced at the right time, and thats what we have with Wegmans SCAN.
The East Ave. Wegmans is the first store to offer Wegmans SCAN. If successful with customers, the company is planning a phased rollout of the program to additional stores.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 99-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by FORTUNE magazine for 22 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2018.