W. Lee Flowers, a group of 63 supermarkets operated by Alex Lee, will install Itasca Retail’s Magic Computer Generated Ordering and DSD Receiving systems chainwide, the companies announced recently.
Itasca’s partnership with W. Lee Flowers, which owns and operates IGA and KJ’s Market grocery stores in North and South Carolina and Georgia, follows its deal in January with HAC Inc., an Oklahoma-based retailer operating 80 stores under the Homeland, United, Cash Saver, Food World and Piggly Wiggly banners, with locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Georgia.
At HAC, the employee-owned regional grocer is installing Computer Generated Ordering across its multiple banners to ensure superior service quality, item availability, and ability to anticipate and react to change quickly.
“Plain and simple, Itasca’s Inventory Intelligence Platform will allow us to better serve our customers,” said Chris Smith, VP of IT at HAC. “We look forward to leveraging Itasca Magic to strategically improve our inventory management practices which will have a positive impact on the organization. With the labor challenges the industry faces now, having a tool that can take that workload on will make us a better operator.”