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Belgian grocery retailer Colruyt Group tests out StrongPoint lockers for online shopping service — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

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StrongPoint’s grocery lockers feature multiple temperature zones to accommodate a variety of products, ensuring fresh, frozen, and ambient goods are stored appropriately until collected by the customer.

“We are pleased to partner with a flexible partner, such as Strongpoint, to help support our new on-line service for fresh groceries with their refrigerated lockers,” says Leen De Dobbeleer, Head of Innovation at Collect&Go. 

“As a grocery retailer we have unique challenges and what impressed us most with StrongPoint was how their solution was purpose built for grocery retailers specifically.”

Neil McCourt

Neil McCourt recently joined StrongPoint as a strategic advisor.

McCourt worked for 22 years at Tesco, ending as Retail Managing Director.

At Amazon he served as Vice President for Fulfilment in Europe, where he was instrumental in setting up its grocery operations across five markets.

He was also one of the founding members of the UK government’s Future High Street Forum and Digital Advisory Board. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Neil to the StrongPoint team. His extensive experience from both the in-store and e-commerce grocery worlds across Europe, and especially the UK, is a great fit for StrongPoint. His advice will be invaluable as we leverage our recent major successes in the UK and Spain with Sainsbury’s and Mercadona,” said Tveraabak.

“I am thrilled to be joining StrongPoint. I passionately believe in its vision and the role technology can play in improving peoples’ lives,” said McCourt. 

“StrongPoint has been helping grocery retailers in the Nordics overcome challenges that are ever more apparent for retailers in the UK and other European countries, from increased labour costs to finding new ways of creating safer stores and better shopping experiences”

“ I look forward to supporting them introduce more of their world leading retail technology solutions to their strategic key markets.”

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