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05/17/2021

Anycart makes debut with proprietary e-grocery engine, leading retail partners

Anycart is making its debut with an online grocery shopping engine designed to make meal planning, shopping and delivery easier, offering shoppable recipes and delivery from local grocers at no extra cost.
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There’s a new online grocery platform looking to change how online grocery shopping works. Anycart, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based software technology company, is making its debut, touting an innovative online grocery shopping engine designed to make meal planning, shopping and delivery easier, offering shoppable recipes and delivery from local grocers at no extra cost. 

Anycart debuts as online grocery shopping continues to grow its profile among consumers. The company said its revenue saw a 450% increase during its seven-month beta period. Anycart’s engine is designed to allow shoppers to search for and purchase thousands of items from local stores without price markups or subscription or delivery fees. 

Among the retailers it has partnered with are the Albertsons banners Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Carrs; Ahold Delhaize USA banners Giant, Giant Food and Stop & Shop; and Whole Foods and Amazon. The company said it works directly with the local stores to fulfill and deliver orders in 3,400 cities nationwide. 

"We recognized a gap in the market – and saw a real need by millions of Americans for a simpler, more affordable grocery shopping experience," said Rafael Sanches, co-founder and CEO of Anycart. "We're keeping our focus on creating the most accessible online grocery shopping experience with a post-pandemic world in mind."

Anycart also said its engine directly integrates with each store’s inventory system, allowing customers to choose from a real-time inventory. The company then sends an order to the store, which fulfills and delivers the order with its own employees. 

The platform includes a collection of more than 1,000 recipes that include step-by-step video instructions that allows shoppers to instantly add all of the ingredients to their cart. 

"Grocery shopping and meal planning are some of the most time-intensive necessities that we take on everyday. Going to the store and coming up with new ideas, day in and day out, is hard. We want to redefine that experience and make it as easy as possible for everyone," said Silvia Curioni, Anycart co-founder and COO.