Oklahoma City, OK [January 17, 2021] – HAC, Inc., an employee-owned regional grocer headquartered here, will implement Itasca Retail’s Magic™ Computer Generated Ordering chain-wide.
The retailer operates 80 stores under the Homeland, United, Cash Saver, Food World, and Piggly Wiggly banners, with locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
Itasca Inventory Intelligence enables retailers to automate historically manual processes around ordering, inventory forecasting and DSD receiving, with increased speed and accuracy, to ensure they continue to provide exceptional shopping experiences and significantly reduce waste and labor. The system combines sophisticated algorithms and machine learning along with deep understanding of the North American grocery replenishment process to generate impressive gains in sales and productivity, while concurrently reducing inventory, shrink, product-handling and vendor credits.
“Plain and simple, Itasca’s Inventory Intelligence Platform will allow us to better serve our customers,” said Chris Smith, VP of IT at HAC Inc. “After a careful review of the marketplace, we saw Itasca as the industry leader. We look forward to leveraging Itasca Magic™ to strategically improve our inventory management practices which will have a positive impact on the organization.”
He added, “With the labor challenges the industry faces now, having a tool that can take that workload on will make us a better operator.”
Jeff Kennedy, President of Itasca Retail said, “HAC, Inc. and their entire team is embarking on the same path to increased profitability and improved customer service our current customers’ experience. Choosing Magic™ will prove to be an excellent decision for an extended period of time. We are truly pleased to help Homeland advance its approach to inventory with Inventory Intelligence and we welcome them to the Itasca family of customers.”
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