North Bend QFC now offering online ordering

Shoppers in North Bend now have a new way to pick up their groceries. On Monday, Sept. 19, North Bend's QFC began operating its online ordering and pickup service.

Shoppers in North Bend now have a new way to pick up their groceries. On Monday, Sept. 19, North Bend’s QFC began operating its online ordering and pickup service.

Zach Stratton, spokesperson for QFC, said the company is using a program called ClickList to take online orders. QFC’s parent company Kroger, started implementing this program in stores and North Bend was selected as the first location for the online ordering program.

“A number of factors go into the locations,” Stratton said. “North Bend worked out best in terms of parking lot space, the staff and how well the store is run. You need to have room in the parking lot to have dedicated ClickList spots and a holding area within the store.”

The North Bend QFC currently prepares orders to be picked up the next day at a specific time selected on the order. The morning after an order is placed, QFC staffers pick out all of the items in the list and store the order in an area dedicated to online orders until they are picked up.

“You place your order then pick your hour time slot you plan to be there the next day,” Stratton said. “There are clearly marked spots for ClickList, an associate meets you and asks your name and information and they bring it out to you. You swipe your card and you’re on your way.”

The program was tested at Kroger stores in Cincinnati with great reception from shoppers. Stratton also said that the program has also created 14 new jobs at the store for people hired specifically to support the online ordering program. The initial investment at the store was about $280,000.

“It’s employees and extra space, the equipment they need, all of that kind of brand new tech and brand new spaces. All rolled up into that number,” Stratton said. “Our customers have loved it so far. Great for families of children, or families of elderly or disabled. It will be even better in the winter.”

The program is available now and orders can be placed at www.qfc.com/onlineshopping.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Business

Contributed photo
Katie Podschwit, Dorie Ross, Kristen Schumacher, Heather Dean and Julie Chung, owners of Chickadee Bakeshop, Heirloom Cookshop and Snoqualmie Ice Cream are opening a new location in Snoqualmie this summer.
Three Valley businesses team up for Snoqualmie venture

Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Chickadee Bakeshop and Heirloom Cookshop will soon be opening in Snoqualmie.

Fuzzy Fletcher's Buffalo Bladeworks workshop. Contributed by Fuzzy Fletcher
Former Snoqualmie mayor branches into knife making

Fuzzy Fletcher is no stranger to tools. He’s been a toolmaker and… Continue reading

Screenshot
North Bend’s Taste of Sno-Valley energy bars win award

Sno-Valley’s Cynergy energy bar won the New Product Award from the Specialty… Continue reading

The Moe Vegan food truck serves meals at the city of Kent’s annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21, 2020. Sound Publishing file photo
King County fire marshals offer regulatory relief to food trucks

39 fire authorities have reportedly agreed to standardize fire codes and inspections.

Cash Cards Unlimited partners, left: Nick Nugwynne, right: Cassius Marsh (photo credit: Cash Cards Unlimited)
Former Seahawks player Cassius Marsh cashes in on trading cards

Marsh and his friend open physical and online trading card store as collectibles boom amid pandemic.

Best of the Valley 2021
Best of the Valley businesses share insights into success

We asked readers in the Snoqualmie Valley who the best businesses were.… Continue reading

Teaser
First large-scale, human composting facility in the world will open in Auburn

“It’s what nature meant us to do. We just do it faster.”

Whole Foods grocery store entrance (Shutterstock)
King County considers grocery store worker hazard pay for those in unincorporated areas

The King County Metropolitan Council will vote during its next meeting on… Continue reading

Best of the Valley results are in!
Who’s the best in the Valley, for the Valley?

Check out results for the Snoqualmie Valley Record’s Best of the Valley contest.

Screenshot
WA Democrats consider new tax on billionaires

Plan could raise $5 billion from fewer than 100 taxpayers. Detractors fear it could drive Washington’s wealthiest out of state.

Teaser
Remlinger Farms brewery slated to open this summer

The Carnation farm is looking to get into the brew business.

The Swirl is located at 426 Main Ave. S., North Bend, and also at 7726 Center Blvd. S., Snoqualmie. Courtesy photo
The Swirl expands to Snoqualmie

What is it you are craving on this chilly winter day? Perhaps… Continue reading