Sunset’s eGrocer simplifies shopping
Sunset Foods assistant manager Steve Erl is organizing the grocery store chain's new "eGrocer" service. Customers can now order online, and pick up their groceries at the curb in front of the store. | Brian O'Mahoney~for Sun-Times Media
Sunset Foods Libertyville
LOCATION: 1451 W. Peterson Road, Libertyville
HOURS: Daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CONTACT: (847) 573-9570, www.sunsetfoods.com
KNOW MORE: The eGrocer program is offered at the Libertyville and Long Grove locations. To place eGrocer orders, visit www.sunsetfoods.com
Updated: November 8, 2012 2:50PM
LIBERTYVILLE — For 75 years, Sunset Foods has been serving Lake County with quality organic and specialty food items as well as superior customer service.
Sunset Foods of Libertyville now makes grocery shopping a simple click away with its new eGrocer program.
“We’re a family-owned business, and the values of our company reflect the values of real people,” said Thaddeus Tazioli, vice president of marketing for Sunset Foods. “There’s a human connection here and our level of service is beyond compare.”
With the launch of the eGrocer program in June, customers can do their shopping online and pick up groceries at their convenience. Libertyville manager Steve Garner said the program has received a very positive response, and customers who initially use the eGrocer program continue to come back to it. He said the Libertyville program has attracted customers from Grayslake, Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Gurnee.
To order, visit the Sunset Foods website and click on the eGrocer icon in the top right corner of the page. From there, users can browse Sunset’s extensive catalog to order their desired items. A $10 minimum is required per order.
Once the order is complete, it is handpicked by a Sunset Foods staff member and made available for pickup just three hours after the initial order placement. Customers obtain their orders by pulling up to the carport outside of the location where their groceries are brought out and loaded into their vehicle. Payment for the order is made at the time of pickup.
“It’s a great service for people with busy schedules or parents that are juggling the kids,” Garner said. “They can just swing by and pickup everything they need on the way home from soccer practice. If they need it, we’ll find it.”
Libertyville resident and former Peapod customer Tricia Johnson has used the eGrocer program since August.
“With three kids, it can be a bit of a circus just to go grocery shopping,” Johnson said. “I prefer to shop locally, and since Sunset has offered this program, I’ve taken my business there. It’s so convenient, and the staff is so friendly. It’s always a great experience.”