By Russell Redman

Source: Supermarket News

Albertsons Cos. is moving ahead with its omnichannel expansion but has pushed some of its expected micro-fulfillment center (MFC) openings into next year, according to CEO Vivek Sankaran.

In a conference call yesterday on fiscal 2021 second-quarter results, Sankaran said Albertsons plans to open another four MFCs by the year’s end, adding to the three locations already in operation, including two at Safeway supermarkets in South San Francisco and San Jose, Calif. That’s down from the nine MFCs, powered by partner Takeoff Technologies, that Albertsons planned to have by the close of 2021.

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