Lowes Foods Implements Itasca Magic CGO and DSD Receiving

For Immediate Release Lowes Foods Begins Implementing Itasca Magic™ Computer Generated Ordering and DSD Receiving Regional chain grocer is installing the solutions in all its stores to ensure superior service quality and item availability HICKORY, NC – Lowes Foods has commenced implementing Itasca’s Magic™ computer generated ordering and inventory optimization along with Itasca’s industry-standard DSD […]

Itasca Grocery Tech

Will New Grocery Tech Amplify Your Old OOS Challenges?

New grocery tech has driven overwhelming sentiment and buzz in the first few months of 2019. Much of it centers around the growing abundance of really cool digital and mobile technology for taking orders, fulfilling orders and delivering them to consumers. While shiny new technologies can bring great benefits, they may underdeliver on the promise […]

Raley’s Implements Itasca Magic CGO

For Immediate Release                                                       April 22, 2019 Raley’s Implements Itasca Magic™ Computer Generated Ordering after seeing positive results in pilot WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – Raley’s is implementing Itasca’s Magic™ computer […]

Tops Friendly Markets Chooses Itasca Magic™

Supermarket News Winsight GB Progressive Grocer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tops Markets, LLC will Implement Itasca Magic™ Computer Generated Ordering & Direct Store Delivery Solutions Chain Wide BUFFALO, NY January 13, 2019 – Tops Friendly Markets, LLC, a regional retail grocery chain with 159 stores operating in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, is bringing the […]

GMA Gruen and Corsten Study – An eCommerce Wake Up Call

The most recent report penned by landmark researchers Thomas Gruen and Daniel Corsten furthered their deep understanding of the OOS problem in grocery retail. In this case, they’ve highlighted what might be looked at as the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel…one that’s actually a train. Online availability (OLA), or its inverse, Not […]

Profit-Leading Independents Use Inventory Management to Maintain YOY Sales

National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions Holdings released their 2018 Independent Grocers Financial Survey June 12th and the 139 respondents cited that despite increasing competition and labor and benefit cost, along with deflation, sales and revenue pressures eased over the year leading to future optimism. Three things stand out to us from what was […]

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 […]

Never Pay For Inventory Again

Before you read further, let this huge nugget sink in. It’s NEGATIVE BOOK VALUE of INVENTORY we are talking about. In other, even more impactful words, elimination of inventory on your balance sheet. How much additional profitability could that add to your bottom-line? What else could you do with an influx of capital to that […]

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 […]