Save-A-Lot aims to offer the most rewarding value in a grocery shopping experience. They do this by delivering the highest quality products from nationally recognized brands in their intuitively designed grocery stores across 36 states. Headquartered in Earth City and servicing 1300 stores, their internal IT operation has grown with the company over the last four decades.
As a leader in the grocery industry, Save-A-lot also has the ambition to match. That equated to a robust and ever-growing list of IT projects to meet their ever-evolving business needs. This put their talent in a perpetual state of working on these projects instead of advancing their overall technology stack.
Save-A-Lot’s team knew they needed help but also knew that staffing up wasn’t the solution. If they were able to seamlessly integrate a focused 3rd party solution team to enhance their systems, upgrade their old software, and streamline their processes, they would modernize their technology and software development practice across the board.
Our Custom Applications team jumped in to help. We worked with Save-A-Lot’s team to carry out a myriad of new improvements. We improved a number of core applications, updated legacy systems [J2EE to a modern Spring Boot Java RESTful Web Services technology with a back-end browser], improved their processes towards a more agile methodology, and ultimately collaborated to improve their existing team’s knowledge base while improving the integrity of the entire operation.
“Our partnership with Technology Partners allowed us to grow in so many ways; the opportunity to work alongside one another allowed us to more quickly adopt new tools and practices that provide results.”
-Former IT Director, Save-A-Lot