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Using your shopper’s club card number, users can log into the Wegman’s app to access personalized shopping lists, recipes — from which one can add ingredients to a shopping list — and even prices. Load your favorite Wegman’s location into the phone and it will estimate the cost of your shopping trip based on your grocery list.
It’ll even reorganize your list according to aisle and location in a given store. Deciding to shop at the Sheridan Drive Wegmans instead of the location closer to home? Just change the location and the price will adjust and shopping list will rearrange.
“Sometimes you’re not always shopping at the same Wegmans,” Jackson said. “Things may be in different places than you’re used to.”
Want to start a new shopping list, but can’t remember the brand of bread you got last week? Check out your shopping history and automatically add previous purchases to your new list.
Another change to the app is the added ability to use the app at the checkout in case customers leave their shopper’s club card at home. The clerk can scan the barcode on the phone screen instead.
The grocery store is now also competing with major drug stores with app features — customers can refill their prescriptions
“It’s important for grocery stores to evolve along with technology,” Jackson said. “The needs of our customers are changing and we’ll always sell food, but we need to sell them in the way our customers are looking for. It’s our duty to make that experience work for them using the technological tools we have.”
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