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Grocery Shopii Selected For Microsoft For Startups

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Charlotte, North Carolina-based Grocery Shopii, a retail technology company that adds personalized meal planning directly into a grocer’s e-commerce, has been inducted into Microsoft for Startups, a global program dedicated to accelerating the trajectory of high-potential startups to enable growth at scale.

As a program member, Grocery Shopii will have exclusive access to Microsoft technology, mentorship and business support.

Grocery Shopii is a seamless, white label tech offering that streamlines meal planning and online grocery shopping so that a week of meals can be planned and purchased from a grocer’s website in under five minutes. A combination of machine learning and thoughtful automation fuel the e-commerce shopping journey by utilizing recipes as a recommendation engine to expedite the online grocery shopping experience.

Grocery Shopii will use Microsoft’s full suite of products including Microsoft Azure and Power BI to reach a wide-scale audience in a short time, with built in redundancy and security.

“We’re honored to be among such a select group of companies from around the world chosen to join the Microsoft for Startups program, and we plan to leverage this amazing opportunity to its fullest,” said Katie Hotze, CEO. “Our participation in the program comes at a critical time for our company as we launch our innovative meal planning software to help solve the ‘What’s for dinner’ dilemma for customers in a frictionless environment with inspiration for top brands and food bloggers.”

“Grocery Shopii’s mission to address an unresolved problem in one of the fastest-growing segments of the grocery e-commerce industry is a great fit for the program. We look forward to helping Grocery Shopii deliver their innovative solution to our joint customers,” said ShiSh Shridhar, global retail lead at Microsoft for Startups.

Founded in Charlotte in 2019, Grocery Shopii has expanded and now has offices in Charlotte and Atlanta.

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