ICYMI: Progressive Grocer – Things Grocers Can Do To Make Ecommerce Mainstream

In case you missed this in this weeks’ Progressive Grocer newsletter: https://progressivegrocer.com/7-things-grocers-can-do-make-ecommerce-mainstream Retail grocers have opportunity (and a bit of work to do) for shoppers to embrace them in the online world, according to this article from Randy Hofbauer of Progressive Grocer. His seven things definitely makes sense to us here at Itasca, starting with […]

Itasca’s Got What You Need – at NGA 2018

99.5% OSA — Not A Number We Take Lightly 5 out-of-stocks for every 1,000 items! Unheard of – until now. 1,700 stores across North America use Itasca Magic to optimize inventory including: Wegmans, Sobeys, Price Chopper and others. The final result? Imperious guest satisfaction! One way these retailers get there is by managing vendor services levels with […]

Shrinking Shrink with Itasca

Shrink. Almost no one wants to spend time hearing or worrying about this retail reality. Whether it’s from damage, theft (internal or external), spoilage, date-coded product, or bad ordering, shrink is a bane to profit, and it’s not easy to fix. Itasca retailers have a different experience. Think truck-to-shelf. Product is handled once before the […]

Itasca Show Business – 2018

Itasca Show Business 2018 As 2017 winds to a close and we look forward to 2018, the buzz in the grocery industry continues to revolve around how to deal with the 800-pound gorilla that is eCommerce, Amazon and Walmart. Itasca’s operational excellence in-store translates directly to improving your customers’ eCommerce experience. Find out how we […]

Itasca: Enriching the eCommerce Experience

Recognition of the need for understanding inventory levels in a grocer’s supply chain, and especially on-line when an order is being placed, has rapidly become the hot topic-of-the-day. And for good reason…it’s vitally important to retailers’ success in a world where they are relative newcomers – compared to what they know about the physical shelf. […]

Delivering on the Promise

What Amazon Might Not Know About On-Line Fulfillment Download the Click-Confirm-Collect Gold Paper THE BLOCKBUSTER announcement last week from Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market has analysts and the business media buzzing about a potential new era in online grocery ordering. Amid the hype, it seems to us at Itasca Retail that an important fundamental point about […]

Fresh Inventory Optimization and a Cup of Joe at NGA Las Vegas-Booth #10

At the upcoming NGA Show in Las Vegas, Itasca will be confirming what many in the industry have long known. That is, Magic, Itasca’s Computer Generated Ordering software, has been delivering outstanding financial results in center store grocery departments. What may not be as widely known: our customers are experiencing similar outcomes in their perimeter […]

Vol. One: Downstream it’s a Forecast; Upstream It’s a Fact

THE HEADLINE FOR THIS COLUMN may seem like a riddle, but it’s intended as a succinct way to characterize the flow of forecasted order quantities up and down the supermarket supply chain. The prevalent method has long been to order product in a consolidated way for use downstream – that is, for distribution to stores. […]

Itasca Named to Inc. 5000

ON AUGUST 17 the publishers of Inc. magazine named Itasca Retail to its “35th Annual Inc. 5000” list for 2016. Itasca Retail qualified for this honor by posting a cumulative three-year sales growth of 295%, which puts us at a rank of #1315 overall. Take a look at our profile on the Inc. 5000 site. […]

Never Pay for Inventory Again

Sound like nonsense to you? What if someone showed you a supermarket chain who routinely reports a negative book value on its store inventories? We can. Using Itasca Magic™ they sell through before the invoices are due, freeing up millions in working capital for expansion, marketing, promotion, and customer experience. At Itasca Retail, we’ve been delivering on the […]