Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of Fresh Item Management (FIM), recipe management and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, announces that ECONO Mega Supermarkets, a member of ECONO Inc., a grocery retail chain of independent owners headquartered in Carolina, Puerto Rico, with over 60 stores, has seen immediate and substantial results using ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager software.
ADC was invited to perform a FIM audit in select stores to determine operational and technical opportunities for optimizing fresh item management performance across their retail organization. During the FIM audit, ADC goes onsite over a two-day period with trained fresh food experts to observe all facets of a grocery store’s retail operations. Based on their detailed findings, ADC will make store specific recommendations. Upon completion of ECONO’s FIM audit, they selected ADC’s InterScale, M-Squared Meat Manager and their P-Cubed Production Manager to replace their internal proprietary systems.
ECONO Mega’s immediate need was to increase the accuracy of their central ordering system by gaining visibility into their sales data. With the implementation of ADC’s InterScale software, they are now able to control store pricing from a central location and gain full visibility into all the scales and devices in their stores that have the ADC software. They also run the ADC Scale-to Database report daily to identify any price discrepancies which are then corrected at the central level.
“With ADC, we’ve been able to contrast our sales data with our scale production data to gain an accurate picture of our over/under production issues and shrink,” says Johnny Barreto, VP, Econo Mega and Chairman of Board of Directors, Econo Inc. “We look forward to rolling out ADC’s Meat and Production Managers in the coming months to see even further results.”
ADC’s CEO, Shamus Hines, remarks, “FIM auditing is a great way for stores like ECONO Supermarkets to achieve visibility into their store operations and find ways to reduce shrink and increase profitability.”
The InterScale Scales Manager is one of the four integrated solutions that comprise InterStore, ADC's fresh item management software suite. The other systems are: the NutriGen Recipe Manager, which centrally manages and analyzes recipes and generates legally compliant ingredient lists, the M-Squared Meat Manager for grind traceability and meat cut templates and tests, and the P-Cubed Production Manager, which automates, manages and tracks shrink, inventory and production in the fresh departments of grocery stores.
About ECONO Supermarkets
Facundo Colón, founding partner of the ECONO Supermarkets, had the initiative 45 years ago, to create a dream that could evolve and benefit the economy of the country, to make history. ECONO Supermarkets, was established in 1970, when Don Facundo Colón, a leader with vision, and Rafael Acosta, a local businessman, joined forces to establish and create a supermarket that could compete with the big chains of the moment in Puerto Rico.
About Applied Data Corporation (ADC)
Applied Data Corporation (ADC) is a fresh food technology innovator and industry leader in fresh food item management. ADC’s integrated software suite, InterStore, is designed to help increase efficiencies in fresh food departments enabling them to forecast the right amount of product availability, all while maintaining product safety and keeping fresh profitable.
SOURCE: Applied Data Corporation