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 […]

NRF Preview: Itasca Partners With Motorola for Handheld Solutions

WE ARE PROUD to announce a new and promising technology partnership with Motorola Solutions. The upcoming NRF 102nd Annual Convention & Expo in New York offers an outstanding opportunity to learn about Itasca Terminal, our software for handheld devices, as well as Itasca Magic™, our high-performance, fully-featured store inventory management solution. Thanks to our newly-concluded […]

Itasca Opens New HQ

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Advancing further along its 2012 growth track, Itasca Retail Information Systems has opened a new headquarters facility here. The location houses office space as well as facilities for technical development, said Jeff Kennedy, president and co-founder. “The new offices will enable us to continue to make our solutions and services […]

Dispatch: Itasca Attends CGA

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Itasca Retail participated in October’s California Grocers Association general meeting, where we shared our real-time, integrated approach to store level inventory optimization in a series of scheduled one-on-one meetings with retailers. “Real time, integrated” means our Itasca Magic™ solution enables supermarket retailers to manage all departments and selling conditions within their […]

Karasinski Joins Itasca Retail

MINNEAPOLIS – Frank Karasinski has joined Itasca Retail Information Systems, Inc. as its new Senior Technical Business Analyst. Karasinski has an extensive background working with supermarket retailers on various systems integration projects. Since 2003, his main area of focus has been Inventory Management, Forecasting, and Automated Replenishment; and he has implemented these modules for 5 […]

Itasca Retail Launches Web Site

MINNEAPOLIS – Itasca Retail Information Systems has launched its updated web site at The site includes description of Itasca’s Magic™ Inventory Optimization solution as well as related applications and professional services. About the Company: Itasca Retail invents and builds industry-leading solutions for Inventory Management, DSD, Computer Generated Ordering (CGO) and associated data management. It […]

FMI Quick Take

DALLAS — Marketing diversity driven by social media again dominated industry conversation at this week’s FMI2012 Food Retail Show. The communication power now vested in the consumer through the use of various mobile platforms and applications defines the battle lines between stores and on-line retailers. Price comparisons, advance shopping, and special offers presented in real […]

Heitshusen Joins Itasca Retail

MINNEAPOLIS — Stuart Heitshusen has joined Itasca Retail Systems, Inc. as Director of Systems Integration. Stuart’s career has been focused upon Retail Grocery information systems since 1991, when upon graduating from Iowa State University, he joined Retail Management Systems (RMS) as a junior programmer. Throughout his years with RMS, Telxon RTG, and their ultimate successor, […]