Park City Group is Helping Retailers Reduce Out-of-Stocks, Manage Risk and Increase Sales with the ReposiTrak Technology Platform

Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor, CEOCFO Magazine, Published – October 7, 2019 Mr. Fields, what is the focus at Park City Group, today? Mr Fields: Our primary mission is to help retailers and their suppliers do a better job for ...

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Dealing With Distractions of DSD | Direct-store delivery can aid variety and service—but looking after it is a task. 

Despite some high-profile supplier departures and a belief among at least some in the industry that stores might be better served dealing with fewer suppliers, consumer shopping trends portend a continued increase in direct-store delivery as a means ...

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Will local products save supers – or kill them?

Consumers have made it clear that they are looking for more local and specialty products in their neighborhood supermarkets. This is the most recent, and perhaps most pronounced, phase in the evolution of consumer tastes and preferences, a trend that...

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Direct Store Delivery Is A Deal With The Devil

“When retailers allow a supplier to do direct store deliveries to their stores, they have made a deal with the Devil.” So says Randy Fields, the CEO of the Park City Group, and the former Chairman of Mrs. Fields Cookies. As a former retail executive ...

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Growing demand for local products leads to out-of-stocks

Inventories have ballooned nearly three-fold over the last two decades as localization has been embraced to protect market share and profitability. Yet, localization just might hasten the death of certain banners unless steps are taken to control the...

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Growing Demand for Local Products Impacts Inventory for Suppliers

Consumers have made it clear that they are looking for more local and specialty products in their supermarkets. This is the most recent – and perhaps most pronounced – phase in the evolution of consumer tastes and preferences. It is a trend that star...

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How retailers can find ways to ‘out Amazon’ Amazon

At the turn of the millennium, the retail industry was aglow with technological and opera­tional possibilities.

The internet was seen as a platform for both selling things and making merchandising and fulfillment processes more ef­ficient. Data processing power and storage capacity was grow­ing dramatically, an improve­ment that cut analysis time from weeks down to hours. Ad­ditionally, data communication speeds were accelerating so quickly that frontline associates now had access to nearly real­time insights.

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National Supplier Reduces Shrink and Enables M&A Strategy

PROBLEM Mergers and acquisitions gained this nationally recognized baker additional distribution which included independent operators. It also gained them different technology systems that didn’t communicate with each other which made keepin...

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Retailer Controls Inventory with ReposiTrak

PROBLEM A national auto parts chain wanted inventory relief on slow moving products Popular items were frequently out of stock Tracking and transferring products between DCs and stores was difficult SOLUTION Visibility &amp...

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Retailer Reduces Labor with ReposiTrak

PROBLEM This national big box retailer wanted to reduce labor at receiving and in the back room. SOLUTION Data of Record We enabled this retailer’s Direct Store Delivery (DSD) vendors to provide item and cost data electronica...

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