Who doesn’t love home delivery? Whether it’s your dry cleaning, some last minute treats for adult imbibing or your weekly groceries, it certainly makes life easier – especially living in the city.
CIS is super happy to report to our South Boston Community that the ever popular Foodie’s Market on West Broadway now offers in-store pick up or store-to-door delivery!
Foodies’ food app, called “Rosie,” was named after the household robot in the Jetsons cartoon series. And if you’re too young to remember the Jetsons, well they lived in a world where we had flying cars and house cleaning robots and life sure looked a lot more fun and less stressful!
But I digress.
Rosie developed the app to make it as easy and convenient as Amazon to get goods from a local store. “We want Foodies have same level of technology as Amazon,” explains Rosie’s CEO, Nick Nickitas. “Rosie is integrated with the local store so you have Foodies employees selecting your produce and hand cutting your meats and cheeses. When consumers shop local they do not want a third party fulfilling their order – they want to know it comes from the very store and aisles they browse when they shop in person,” he added.
“Partnering with Rosie over the last two years has allowed Foodie’s Markets to provide an innovative, convenient service to our customers. Our customers can now shop online for the fresh products we offer in-store for same day pickup or home delivery. Grocery shopping online with Foodie’s is another way we can make customers lives easier and serve those who may not be able to get to the grocery store because of transportation issues or lack of time. Foodie’s Markets online grocery store is intuitive, helpful, and it saves time,” says Victor Lean, Owner of Foodie’s Market
“Growing up our family had great respect and admiration for our local stores. I would love to go down to my local bookstore and just pass the day perusing books – but Amazon came along and soon my local bookstore was shuttered. Amazon and other online stores are great but can be destructive to the local markets. Being able to bring local goods to consumers while supporting local vendors and doing it with Amazon like technology and service was what got us to launch Rosie,” said Nickitas.
Nickitas grew up in New York and Connecticut, and Rosie is now based in Ithaca New York with a Boston office coming soon.
“Rosie” now serves over 100 locations in 21 states. “We have a real affection for Foodies because they were the third store to sign on with us,” he added. We continue to work with local regional grocers to expand Rosie’s offerings, and we just added Golden Goose Market in the North End and The Butcherie in Brookline. We are excited to expand our offerings to the Boston market.”
“Rosie” was a 2014 Mass Challenge finalist and awarded the “Most Collaborative” award by employing six full time employees and 15 interns. Most recently, the Tompkins County NY Chamber of Commerce recognized Rosie Applications as the Distinguished Business of the Year for cultivating a modern workforce and being pioneers of the tech service industry.
Promo Code for Caught in Southie readers:
Promo code FOODIESFIRST will save first time customers $10 on an order of $50 or more.