Haggen to Reduce OOS, Drive Revenue With Supply Chain Tech

Regional independent grocer Haggen, Inc. is deploying consumer goods supply chain technology to reduce out of stocks and overstocks and improve financial performance by driving incremental revenue and margin from key traffic driving categories.

Haggen, which operates 28 stores in Washington and Oregon, is implementing Park City Group’s suite of solutions, including Scan Based Trading and Store Ordering. The process aims to increase visibility of inventory on hand at the shelf and better stock the store on the basis of consumer demand.

“Haggen and Park City Group are collaborating on the execution of several initiatives, from retail analytics to scan based trading, in order to bolster our top and bottom lines,” said C.J. Gabriel, Jr. (Gabe), president and CEO, Bellingham, Wash.-based Haggen & TOP. “The commitment Park City Group has to our success, along with the knowledge their team has of the grocery industry, has made them the perfect partner for our demand planning.”

“The purpose of our technology is to improve sales and reduce out of stocks, with a focus on delivering the right product to the shopper in the right place at the right time,” he added. “We accomplish this by significantly enhancing collaboration between the retailer and suppliers. Retailers like Haggen that take action first have a major advantage versus their competitors and will be better able to take advantage of the current and future economic environments.”

Park City Group’s suite of solutions enables Haggen and its trading partners to drive operational efficiencies, increase sales and optimize performance in their supply chains by providing a common view of shelf level inventory, creating the opportunity for both the retailers and their suppliers to work together to reduce out of stocks and excess inventory, increase turns and lower shrink rates. The web-based applications allows suppliers to spend more time merchandising product and removing time-consuming operational labor from the retailer-supplier relationship.

Haggen operates 28 supermarkets in Washington and Oregon under the Haggen Food & Pharmacy and TOP Food & Drug names.



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