Swedish innovation takes grocery shopping into the future– Swedish companies first to test in-fridge delivery of groceries

New Smart Home start-up Glue together with ICA, Sweden’s largest grocery chain and PostNord, the largest company in the Nordics in logistic services, is now launching a pilot project that takes grocery shopping into the future. With a digital lock installed on the door, the customer can get the groceries he or she has ordered online delivered all the way into the home and stored into the fridge even when you are not at home.

With a Glue Smart Lock, the door to your home can be unlocked using a smart phone and you can hand out digital keys to family, friends or trusted companies. This way, the driver from the delivery company PostNord, who in advance has received the customer’s approval and digital key, can access their home and unpack the groceries from ICA. The customer does not have to adjust his or her schedule according to delivery times and the groceries are already unpacked when he or she gets home. 

– Through this pilot, we want to explore the future of grocery shopping online and push the development forward. A service like this would make our customers’ everyday life a lot easier, says Anders Svensson, CEO of ICA Sverige.

– We want all consumers who shop online to be able to choose more personal and flexible deliveries. This service takes home delivery one step further, says Kenneth Verlage, Business CIO of PostNord.

– Not only does this partnership take delivery services to the next level, it “unlocks” the force of the on-demand economy and encourages people to think differently when it comes to opening up their homes for services that make everyday life easier, says Carl Johan Grandinson, CEO Glue.

Glue, ICA and PostNord launched the pilot in Sweden this week. Learn more at postnord.se/in-home

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Last updated: 4/20/2016 9:32 AM