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 […]

Gain OSA Mastery at CGA 2016

COMING SEPTEMBER 25-27: Itasca Retail again joins the California Grocers Association Strategic Conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California, with much to share about how you can achieve true On-Shelf Availability. We will be meeting with retailers at our booth #208, and we are eager to show you the latest success stories and innovations enabled by Itasca […]

Itasca Featured in Progressive Grocer

THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY gives grocers a better handle on out-of-stocks at the store level. At Itasca Retail, we’ve been proving that for more than a decade in more than 1,300 supermarkets across North America. Current industry dialog on On-Shelf Availability has focused greater attention on best practices around store-level inventory visibility. In Progressive Grocer magazine’s […]

FMI Connect 2016: Optimize Inventories with Assurance of Support

COMING JUNE 20-23: When mission-critical, legacy software for inventory control are no longer supported – like DSD receiving and other in-store applications – your business is exposed to unacceptable risks. Preemptive action can turn this liability into a profitable advantage when you upgrade to Itasca Magic™. The consequences of poor performance are well-known: out-of-stocks, excess […]

Talking DSD at NGA

AT THE VIBRANT National Grocers Association meeting in Las Vegas, attendees heard from a trio of grocery retail experts about the role DSD receiving processes play in loss prevention. In a session entitled, “DSD Receiving & Auditing,” Bob Summers, Director of Loss Prevention, Buehler Food Markets, Inc., Keith Beckett, Director of Loss Prevention, Niemann Foods, […]