Manny Villar’s AllDay Supermarket presents yet another first-to-market innovation with the first-ever smart carts in PH

By Icon Staff
Published March 17, 2022

On March 7, billionaire Manny Villar took to Instagram to introduce AllDay Supermarket’s new innovative addition in line with its continuous effort to bring global best practices to the local supermarket experience.

The growing supermarket operator has recently rolled out the Philippines’ first “smart carts.” 

This comes after its previous first-to-market innovative initiatives like its Personal Shopper Service and AllDay’s self-checkout counters.

“We’re excited to bring to our customers yet another innovation to make in-person grocery shopping even more intuitive and enjoyable,” says Camille Villar, AllDay Supermarket’s Vice Chairman. “Our smart carts are a novel experience, and we are sure it will be an exciting experience for first-time users. This puts even more convenience and information about what they are buying in real time, right at their fingertips. More importantly, introducing these smart carts helps raise the bar for the local supermarket landscape, driving home our point that Filipino consumers now expect more in terms of experiential shopping, and we are of course happy to deliver.”

AllDay’s smart carts offer the convenience to view a shopper’s running total bill in real-time to allow them to monitor and compare it to their budget. Customers simply need to place their desired items in the smart cart, and the cart automatically scans the selected items’ information and prices, which will then be reflected on the user interface. It also generates a QR code of the total cost of purchase, which can be scanned at the supermarket’s self-checkout counters or by the cashiers, eliminating the need to take every single item from the cart to be checked out one by one. Overall, this innovative offering provides a way to minimize contact and human interaction -- a must amid the pandemic.

“Our focus continues to be directed towards bringing transformation to the local supermarket landscape,” says Villar. “The importance of continuous improvement of our services and experiences remains a top business priority for us, right alongside expanding our store network and bringing our established elevated in-store customer experience to even more communities all over the country.”

The first batch is available in their flagship store at the Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas.