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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Taking Stock of Inventory Automation

Properly integrated, the right warehouse and inventory management systems can help drive down out-of-stocks. The average supermarket has tens of thousands of SKUs. But shoppers are most likely to remember the ones that aren’t there. Out-of-stoc...

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Kings Food Markets Adopts Inventory Management Platform

Kings Food Markets has implemented a new advanced commerce platform that optimizes inventory, lowers costs and increases sales. Repositrak‘s scan-based trading (SBT) solution, from Salt Lake City-based Park City Group, gives the upscale grocer ...

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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 Improves Stock Condition on Top Selling Items

PROBLEM Popular Grocer needed to replace outdated warehouse ordering system & improve stock conditions on top selling items. SOLUTION Visibility & Analytics We forecasted out-of-stocks, alerting the Category Manager w...

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In-Store Deli/Bakery Delivers Improved Analytics

PROBLEM In-store bakery and deli margins were drained by poor production planning & high shrink at over 20%. Sales were flat vs. center store. SOLUTION Fresh Market Manager We forecasted hour-by-hour, store-by-store. We e...

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In-Store Bakery Improves Quality and Assortment

PROBLEM In-store bakeries were unable to execute an assortment plan and were lacking labor to routinely bake a large variety. Quality standards were also deteriorating from managing too many products Shrink Costs were excessive and increasi...

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