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 […]

NGA 2015: Independents Can Compete With Chains

INDEPENDENT GROCERS can compete with powerhouse national chains such as Walmart. Nimble operators gain an edge by tailoring their product offerings to local markets in ways that the large chains cannot. A smaller supermarket can present a superior variety focused on the needs of local shoppers. Itasca’s Magic™ CGO solution helps Independents meet this objective […]

Meet Us at NRF

The upcoming NRF 103nd Annual Convention & Expo in New York offers an outstanding opportunity to learn about Itasca Magic™, our high-performance, fully-featured store inventory management solution. Itasca Retail will be reserving a limited number of private meetings with retailers during NRF, Jan.11-14, 2015.

Bales Joins as Senior Developer

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Brad Bales has joined Itasca Retail Information Systems, Inc. as Senior Developer. Brad has been developing applications for the grocery retail market since 1991. His main areas of expertise have been system design, POS (point of sale), and DEX (direct exchange).

Walmart’s $3B OOS Challenge: Why Execution Matters More Than Labor

Walmart has acknowledged in recent weeks that it is still struggling to control out-of-stocks in its stores, with its eye on a $3 billion prize in regained sales. Much of the analysis we have seen recently seems to focus on the trade-offs of lost sales versus added labor cost. A key factor is the importance […]

Meet Itasca Retail at FMI Connect

Join us at booth 4358 at the FMI Connect 2014 in Chicago this June 10th-13th for a demonstration of Itasca Magic™, our store-level, real-time Computer Generated Ordering (CGO) and Inventory Management solution. We’ll be delighted to show you how to achieve industry-leading inventory accuracy with a real-time process.

Anderson Joins Itasca Retail

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Itasca Retail Information Systems, Inc. has added retail software veteran Chad Anderson as senior developer. An expert programmer with more than two decades of experience, he has focused on applications for retail and handheld devices for nearly his entire career. Prior to joining Itasca, he worked at Telxon Corp. (formerly […]

Sobeys Honored by SN for Technology Excellence

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Sobeys, Canada’s second largest supermarket retailer and a most valued client of Itasca Retail, was today named a 2013 Technology Excellence Awards winner by Supermarket News. We congratulate our progressive friends north of the border and invite you to read all the details of the award here: Sobeys Reaps Benefits of […]

Why Store Focus is Essential – Read the Gold Paper

WHEN IT COMES TO the essential discipline of inventory replenishment and reordering at the store, real time all the time is the gold standard. We have seen that headquarters-focused methods are seldom able to meet this standard, because they are not designed for it. In the daily grocery replenishment process, for warehouse, DSD and perishable […]

Is There a Solution to Walmart’s Restocking Troubles?

THIS WEEK, a Bloomberg news headline covering Walmart’s quarterly earnings declared, “Walmart struggles to restock store shelves as U.S. sales slump.” The story reported that Bill Simon, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the U.S. for Walmart Stores Inc., had appointed an EVP specifically to address the restocking problem. The topic was addressed […]