US Grocery Chain Food Lion Pilots Software Solution From Delta to Meet Product Quality and Safety Standards

Jan 19, 2010, 09:13 ET from Delta Technology & Software LLC

MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As grocers in the US ramp up their own branded goods to meet consumer demand for value products in the economic downturn, US grocery chain Food Lion LLC - http://www.foodlion.com - is trialling alert(TM), an on-demand software solution from Delta Technology & Software LLC (Delta) - http://www.deltatechsoft.com/. alert(TM) enables businesses to facilitate product compliance, increase product quality and safety, and demonstrate visible ROI.

Food Lion, a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group, operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products.

Fresh produce is a dynamic industry with constantly changing standards and regulations. alert(TM), developed in 2005, is uniquely placed to meet these needs by offering a compliance management solution which helps mitigate the corporate risk associated with consumer products.

Stephen Tracey, Food Safety Manager for Supply Chain at Food Lion, explains the company's decision to trial the solution: "As an organisation, Food Lion is very focused on food safety and quality. Following a product demonstration, we decided that alert(TM) was a software solution that could meet our quality and compliance needs. It will allow us to keep our supply chain informed quickly so that our staff, the labs, and suppliers are constantly updated on potential quality and compliance issues.

"During Q1, we're piloting alert(TM) to see if the solution is compatible with our ongoing efforts to upgrade our supply chain food safety and quality programs. Traditionally grocers like ourselves had to rely on paper based systems which can be time consuming and prone to error. If alert(TM) is successful, we will roll it out and test other products from different vendors."

Jeff Richardson at Delta Technology & Software LLC, comments: "As the economy improves, grocers can maintain their market share of own label goods, as well as their overall reputation, by ensuring the quality and food safety of their products. alert(TM) helps our customers apply the business rules and processes to achieve their goals.

"alert(TM) is a proven, reliable and secure compliance management system. We're delighted that the pilot is underway with Food Lion and we look forward to rolling alert(TM) out across the organization."

About Delta Technology & Software LLC

Delta Technology & Software LLC provides product compliance management solutions to help mitigate corporate risk associated with consumer products.

Delta is headquartered in North Carolina, United States, with offices in the United Kingdom and India.

The company is led by a seasoned management team with expertise in IT technology, commerce, biometrics, management consultancy, business process re-engineering and agricultural product safety.

Delta, alert(TM), and the Delta and alert(TM) logos are trademarks of Delta Technology & Software LLC.

About Food Lion

Food Lion LLC is a subsidiary of Brussels-based Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG). Food Lion LLC operates more than 1,300 supermarkets, either directly or through affiliated entities, under the names of Food Lion, Bloom, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's. These stores meet local customer needs and preferences for the freshest and best quality products. Food Lion LLC employs approximately 74,000 associates in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states. For more information visit http://www.FoodLion.com

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