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Giant Eagle adopts SmartSense IoT Framework across all supermarkets

The retailer is ramping up its use of technology to ensure food safety via an expanded relationship with SmartSense by Digi.

Giant Eagle is shoring up its use of technology to ensure food safety via an expanded relationship with SmartSense by Digi.

The retailer recently shared that it is adopting SmartSense’s Internet of Things, or loT Framework across all of its supermarkets.

SmartSense protects Giant Eagle’s 215 pharmacies and provides digital task management for its 175 grocery properties and 92 convenience stores.

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“We have been continually impressed with SmartSense’s innovative and intelligent solutions, which have allowed us to strengthen our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest levels of food safety for the communities we serve,” Giant Eagle vice president of risk and chief compliance officer, Vic Vercammen, said. “Specifically, capturing detailed data insights and prescriptive analytics via SmartSense’s advanced technologies will enhance our team members’ ability to monitor product freshness in real time.”

With the latest phase of IoT deployment including 32,000 new SmartSense digital temperature monitoring devices to remotely, automatically and continuously monitor its critical food assets, Giant Eagle is reaffirming its commitment to providing guests with the highest levels of food safety and quality, the company said.

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“We are proud to serve as an IoT partner for Giant Eagle,” SmartSense president Guy Yehiav, said. “Our experience, easily solving compliance requirements of pharmacy and health care, empowers us to keep providing critical solutions for food safety and equipment optimization. With paper and manual checks a thing of the past, we help customers such as Giant Eagle advance their operations and move from physical logs to digital insights that inform their teams on the ground, with efficiency and effectiveness. We work with customers over the long-term—evolving and developing prescriptive analytics from our scalable systems that distill operational data into clear actions that improve safety, quality and sustainability.”

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