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Albertsons Companies announces to augment its online delivery system

Author : Paroma Bhattacharya | Published Date : 2019-07-05 

The grocery company will enhance its online grocery delivery websites & mobile app to benefit shoppers with visual impairments

Albertsons Companies LLC, a US-based grocery company recently announced an initiative to enhance its mobile application & online grocery shopping website, in order to benefit shoppers with visual impairments, cite sources.

The announcement came on the heels of an announcement made earlier to empower consumers with convenient & fast in-store checkout experiences by employing self-checkout system of Global Commerce Solutions by Toshiba.

For the record, Albertsons Companies Inc. is a food & drug retailer, with a strong presence at local & national scale. The company has stores operational across 34 states & District of Columbia under 20 renowned banners, including- Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, Haggen, Star market, Vons, Carrs, Pavilions, Randalls, Shaw’s as well as meal kit company Plated based in NY City.

The company is committed to helping public live better lives. In 2018, the company gave over $262 million in food & financial backing to support millions of people in education, programs for people with disabilities, cancer research and treatment and veteran outreach. The company also has a long-standing partnership with AFB Consulting, a division of the American Federation for the Blind.

Albertsons Companies significantly conform to the WCEG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) version 2.0 Level AA, as its accessibility standard. The company has made important developments in its mobile application & online shopping websites to improve accessibility.

Reportedly, the new plan is a result of partnership between Albertsons Companies & several visually impaired customers of the firm's family of grocery stores that includes Safeway, in a structured negotiation.

Ramiya Iyer, Group VP of IT, Albertsons Companies., was reported to state that ensuring a good shopping experience for the customers, is the company’s the highest priority. Ongoing web & mobile application accessibility enhancements to provide easy access to customers is a part of the priority.

Source credits: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/03/1878109/0/en/Albertsons-Companies-Announces-Enhancements-to-its-Online-Grocery-Delivery-Websites-and-Mobile-Applications-That-Will-Benefit-Shoppers-with-Visual-Impairments.html

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Paroma Bhattacharya, having completed her post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, started her career in writing with resourceful and informative content development across diverse fields. Having dealt in myriad topics ranging from business to real estate, she now pens down articles for fractovia.org and other portals. She can be contacted at- [email protected] | https://twitter.com/paromab1

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