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Farmstead, Dematic Partner For ‘Warehouse In A Box’ Solution


Last updated on May 16th, 2022 at 05:43 pm

Burlingame, California-based Farmstead and Atlanta, Georgia-based Dematic have partnered to help grocers drive operational efficiencies through software and automation.

Farmstead built its Grocery OS software to run the company’s grocery business, later licensing the solution to help others start and manage their own grocery e-commerce operations. Grocery OS is a full-stack solution that provides everything a grocer needs to start a successful warehouse-powered grocery e-commerce and delivery operation in just two to three weeks – from sourcing warehouse space and inventory to coordinating delivery services.

With Dematic’s supply chain solutions, this partnership incorporates the final component of the warehouse-in-a-box offering, allowing grocers to fully automate their business – from receiving to fulfillment to shipping. Together, the two companies can provide an end-to-end solution for e-commerce: advanced Grocery OS software integrated with Dematic’s automation solutions that can boost a grocer’s e-commerce efficiency.

“Dematic has a decades-long track record of helping retailers improve efficiency,” said Pradeep Elankumaran, co-founder and CEO at Farmstead. “We’re proud to bring Dematic, a trusted partner in automation, to the table when we’re speaking with grocers about driving operational efficiencies at scale.”

Dematic designs, builds and supports intelligent automated solutions empowering and sustaining the future of commerce for its customers in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. With research and development engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 35 countries, the Dematic global network of more than 11,000 employees has helped achieve 8,000 worldwide customer installations. Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial trucks and supply chain solutions.

“We’ve been watching as Farmstead has transformed grocery e-commerce with its in-house tech stack,” said Matt Inbody, senior director of microenterprise at Dematic. “We’re excited to partner with Farmstead on customer engagements, so we can continue to advance our future-focused approach in providing customers with the solutions they need to drive their business forward.”

Farmstead is an online grocery brand that offers fresh produce, locally sourced fare plus national brands, delivered for free, helping suburban mid-market shoppers save time and money. 

Farmstead uses proprietary data and code to reinvent perishable supply chains, reduce last-mile fulfillment costs, operate at best-in-class efficiency and reliability, and reach per-market profitability fast in challenging U.S. suburban markets. Farmstead also licenses its Grocery OS software to other grocers to help them navigate a dramatically changing industry. 

For more information, visit farmsteadapp.com.

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