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 […]

Overstocks Matter Too

GROCERY RETAILERS ARE TALKING about the latest report from IHL Group, “Retailers and the Ghost Economy – $1.75 Trillion Reasons to be Afraid.” That mind-boggling number refers to the cumulative global impact of Out-Of-Stocks, Overstocks and Returns across the retail spectrum. IHL coined the term “Inventory Distortion” in 2011 to describe the combination of OOS […]

Times Supermarkets Rolls Out Itasca Magic™

HONOLULU — Times Supermarkets, operator of supermarkets and wine shops across Hawaii, is bringing the Itasca Magic™ inventory optimization solution to all its stores. The decision is effective immediately. It comes following a highly successful pilot project of four months duration, in two stores located in Honolulu and Lihue. “We’re highly encouraged by the results […]

At FMI Connect: Inventory Optimized

BULLETIN: NEW BOOTH 1561 JOIN US once again at the 2015 FMI Connect, June 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. We’ll be in Booth #1256 and ready to provide a detailed look into how the nation’s most successful supermarket retailers are achieving lower out-of-stocks, superior turns and decreased store inventory investments with Itasca Magic™. Mark your […]

Restock After the Storm Surge

WE CAN’T STOP a storm, but we can improve the recovery on your shelves. Itasca’s Magic™ store replenishment solution offers a better method to regroup after a winter storm. Magic provides store orders based on demand forecasting against a store perpetual inventory. Normally this provides just-in-time auto replenishment for the stores. But what happens when […]