Associated Food Stores Selects ADC's Shrink, Recipe and Scales Management Software

Oct 07, 2010, 11:32 ET from Applied Data Corporation

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ADC, a leading provider of fresh-item, recipe-management, and scales software to the grocery-retail and food-service industries, announces that Associated Food Stores, a wholesaler out of Salt Lake City, UT, has selected ADC's InterStore.NET suite of scales management, recipe management and shrink management software for use in their corporately owned and independent retail stores.

Associated Food Stores supplies groceries to more than 500 banner stores, including over 50 corporately owned stores.  In their continuous efforts to better serve their stores, they sought software that offered recipe management at a central location, help with shrink reduction and offer stores the ability to meet government regulations for labeling.  

"Independent stores don't always have resources for solutions to reduce shrink or assist with recipe management," Josh Smith, Retail Pricing Specialist at Associated Food Stores stated. "We are working to help our stores increase profitability.  NutriGen recipe management software allows us to look at the true cost of items, which has been an eye-opener, especially in fresh made sales and scratch bakeries.  We are able to synchronize the prices of all items in our warehouse and alert our stores electronically of price changes so that in-store prices can be adjusted."

"Associated Food Stores wants to offer services to their banner stores to help them manage recipes and understand how they could improve sales and reduce shrink," said Mark Molter, Director of Channel Development at ADC.  "InterStore.NET's shrink reporting shows what and how much stores are producing and selling, and outlines their shrink types and amounts.  InterStore.NET helps their stores optimize pricing and improve overall sales performance."

Associated Food Stores serves a range of stores that have their own scale systems in place and saw the benefits of using InterScale, the scales management component of InterStore.NET, as it is compatible with an assortment of scale types.  InterScale helps manage scale item pricing on a daily basis, and allows the scales in newly acquired stores to be quickly brought on-line.

"Last November, we purchased 34 stores and transformed them to Associated Food Stores essentially overnight," Josh Smith said. "ADC's InterScale gave us compatibility with a variety of scales we had not previously worked with in our other stores.  This helped us to transform these stores in a short period of time and to better serve our customers."

SOURCE Applied Data Corporation