GrocerKey Software to Let Kowalski’s Shoppers Skip the Checkout Line

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Award-Winning Retailer Gives Its Customers More Choice, Both In-Store and Online

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In choosing a partner for our online business, we wanted one that provided value beyond the technology...

GrocerKey (, an omni-commerce software and operations leader, today announced Twin Cities-based Kowalski’s Markets will be expanding its existing eCommerce program with GrocerKey to now include Mobile Self-Checkout capabilities for shopper self-service. This new feature will let shoppers scan and pay from their personal devices in-store.

GrocerKey Mobile Self-Checkout expands the choices for shoppers using the successful Kowalski’s “On-the-Go” program, which currently offers online ordering, curbside pickup, and home delivery. Mobile Self-Checkout will be announced on Kowalski’s On-The-Go website when it is available.

Kowalski’s has pioneered innovation in merchandising, having selected GrocerKey in 2017 to digitally-enable its brand and its offers, and provide a more enhanced shopping experience. Previously hampered by tools that lacked sophistication and operational efficiency, Kowalski’s chose GrocerKey to provide a modern experience for shoppers online and in-store. GrocerKey’s comprehensive platform includes online browsing, eCommerce, picking, click & collect, home delivery, mobile apps, and now Mobile Self-Checkout.

Beyond these innovations, Kowalski’s also chose GrocerKey as an enablement partner, working side-by-side with GrocerKey to source and enable rich content, deepen CPG relationships to source offers, and efficiently and affordably implement its solution platform. “In choosing a partner for our online business, we wanted one that provided value beyond the technology,” said Mike Oase, COO of Kowalski’s Markets. “GrocerKey is a partner we trust to ensure shopper satisfaction through innovative technology and operational success.”

GrocerKey launched Mobile Self-Checkout as an expansion of its popular mobile shopping application, enabling a frictionless checkout experience. “Kowalski’s stays ahead of the competition by balancing a new, rich digital experience with a superb in-store atmosphere,” stated Jeremy Neren, CEO of GrocerKey. “We’re excited to expand the Kowalski’s On-The-Go program and begin offering our new Mobile Self-Checkout application to bring more value to shoppers at any and all of their eleven stores throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro.”

About GrocerKey Inc.
Founded in 2014 and based in Madison, Wisconsin, GrocerKey is a fast-growing software company that helps brick & mortar retailers adapt to the new digital and mobile world. The company offers a retailer-branded omni-commerce and mobile shopping solution for retailers of all sizes. Offered on a highly scalable software-as-a-service platform, GrocerKey’s solution helps brick & mortar retailers become successful omni-commerce retailers. The GrocerKey solution includes an omni-commerce platform designed to integrate with a retailer’s existing merchandising, loyalty, and point-of-sale technologies. It also includes online and mobile shopping, store-based picking, and delivery management capabilities. For more information, please visit

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