How DIA integrated 352 supermarkets into its omnichannel operations in less than four months.
DIA is a leading network of supermarkets, with 6,626 stores across Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Spain, aiming to serve the daily needs of its more than 20 million customers.
DIA’s 25-year operation in Argentina reached new heights with its recent ecommerce website. The grocery chain desired to be close to its customers every day, no matter their shopping preferences, and so, back in 2018, it launched a revamped DIA Online store with VTEX Commerce Platform, selling food and non-food items.
From then on, an optimization of the ecommerce operation started, with a focus on eliminating friction from the online buyer’s shopping experience through the use of omnichannel. This strategy culminated in 2020, when digitalization plans needed to be accelerated due to the global pandemic, prompting the integration of 352 physical stores in a record-time of 14 weeks.
This resounding success cements DIA’s leading position in the Argentinian grocery landscape and makes a statement for fellow grocers riding the digitalisation wave.
“The challenge was showing our customers the assortment and stock of each of these new stores – but the integration with VTEX made it possible.”Fernanda Onzari Nobua, Ecommerce Director of DIA Argentina