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, […]

Get Survey Orders Right: At NGA

ARE YOU CONFIDENT you know how to get your promotional orders, sometimes called survey orders or pre-book commitment orders, exactly right? With the Las Vegas NGA Show right around the corner, Itasca wants to show you the way. Promotions make up a lion’s share of most retailers’ sales volume – upwards of 40% for many […]

Cure Inventory Blues at the Supply Chain Conference

STORE INVENTORY BLUES got you down? We’ve got the cure. Inventory optimization from Itasca Magic™ is the sure remedy for those heavy inventories, stubborn out-of-stocks and sluggish turns that sap store performance. Meet up with Itasca Retail in the Big Easy Feb. 22-24 at the seventh annual Trading Partner Alliance Supply Chain Conference, jointly sponsored […]

Magic Roll-Out Expands at Wegmans

WEGMANS  FOOD MARKETS, INC. is bringing the Itasca Magic™ Inventory Optimization solution to all its stores and most major departments. One of the premier supermarket operators in North America based in Rochester, NY, Wegmans operates 88 stores spanning six northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Future phases will extend Magic CGO (Computer Generated Ordering) to general merchandise, […]

Itasca Joins Topco – See You In Orlando

ITASCA RETAIL IS PROUD to announce that we have joined the Topco Indirect family of suppliers and will be showcasing our Itasca Magic™ Inventory Optimization solutions when we exhibit at the upcoming Topco Indirect 2016 Summit. Since this is a biannual event, we want to make the most of the chance to get to know […]

Meet Us At NRF

Itasca Retail will be attending the National Retail Federation’s 2016 Convention and Expo at New York’s Javits Convention Center, Jan. 17-19. Retailers are invited reach out to us to schedule appointments. We’d be pleased to share the latest success stories and innovations enabled by Itasca Magic™, our flagship Inventory Optimization solution. To set a time […]

What’s Up with Target and Walmart Inventories?

A RECENT ARTICLE in the Wall Street Journal, “Target Expands Inventories to Repair Stock-Outs,” once again highlights the dilemma facing the nation’s largest retailers when it comes to getting stock levels right. The article quotes Target COO John Mulligan, who said the retailer had upped inventory levels by as much as 50% on some high-demand […]

Meet Us at California Grocers

COMING SEPTEMBER 27-29: Itasca Retail joins the California Grocers Association Strategic Conference at the Palm Springs Convention Center in California. Reach out to us to schedule appointments. We’d be pleased to share the latest success stories and innovations enabled by Itasca Magic™, our flagship Inventory Optimization solution. We’ll be meeting with retailers at our booth […]

Five Keys to No-Compromise Inventory Optimization

WHEN IT COMES to inventory accuracy, compromise should by now be a thing of the past. It’s time for supermarket operators to put an end to Low out-of-stocks at a cost of excessive inventory levels on the shelf and in the backroom. High turns that beget excess labor costs for restocking. DSD vendors that shoulder […]