Roundy’s hiring for 300 e-commerce positions in Wisconsin

A Pick 'n Save store.

Last updated on January 28th, 2022 at 02:23 pm

With online grocery shopping on the rise, Milwaukee-based Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. wants to hire 300 employees for e-commerce departments at Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market stores in Wisconsin. 

Roundy’s will host a hiring event at all of its 106 store locations on Jan. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. With 60 of those stores located in the greater Milwaukee area, the hiring need is largely local. Management, full-time and part-time positions are available. 

E-commerce associates are in-store positions that focus solely on the fulfillment of online grocery orders, which includes selecting and gathering items, assembling orders, processing payment, and delivering orders to customers at pick-up. The operation has become “a business within a business,” said James Hyland, vice president of communications and public affairs at Roundy’s. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roundy’s has seen a 400% increase in online sales statewide, said Hyland. 

He cited national data that valued the online grocery market at $98 billion last year, representing 13% of annual grocery spending. That figure is expected to increase to about 20% by 2026. 

To accommodate increased e-commerce activity, Roundy’s has repurposed portions of its stores – for example, utilizing former cafe space as a pick-up and delivery area. 

“Obviously the pandemic has something to do with it, but there’s been a generational shift in the grocery business where millennials are now the number one customer and they’re big e-commerce users,” said Hyland. 

Roundy’s is a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co., and employs a total of 13,000 people in Wisconsin. 

Interested applicants can find open positions, applications, registration, and additional details through Kroger’s websiteHired candidates can begin working in as little as three days.

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Maredithe Meyer covers restaurants, retail, tourism, and sports and entertainment. She joined BizTimes in 2015, previously as an intern reporter. She earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University in 2017. When she's not on the job, Maredithe coaches field hockey and loves exploring her favorite city on earth, Milwaukee.

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