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Darius™ for Retail

Darius Technologies

Darius for Retail is a fully integrated, cloud based shopper engagement platform. Darius delivers proven and measurable return on investment, by allowing retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything and making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. Darius allows retailers to design, manage, develop and, measure interactions with their customers throughout the entire shopper journey.  The ‘tech’ bit: Darius™ is a modular ‘ecosystem’ retail technology platform that is designed to integrate and allow interaction with any existing retail systems and solutions such as Beacons, WiFi, dynamic shelf illumination, or e-coupons, and so on, to make continuous engagement with shoppers possible, wherever they are on the path to purchase. The customer experience bit: Darius™ allows retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything by making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. The business bit: Darius™ delivers proven and measurable return on investment. That means more shoppers in-store, more often. It means attracting new and hard to engage shopper types. And it means bigger baskets and the increased spends that comes with that. It makes marketing budgets and, where they may already exist, retail tech investments work so much harder. +MORE

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PAR SureCheck

PAR

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Food borne illness puts your customers and your business at risk. While most restaurant and grocery chains have Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs, many are ineffective and time-consuming. PAR SureCheck combines a PDA-based mobile application, cloud-based enterprise server and a fully integrated temperature measuring device (TMD) for managing HACCP and inspection programs for retail and food service organizations. SureCheck checklist-based logging automates the monitoring of quality risk factors while dramatically lowering the potential for human error. +MORE

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Intelligent Checklist For Quality and Safety in the Supermarket

CART

Meticulous compliance with temperature control and monitoring practices is a fundamental necessity for food service providers in order to assure product quality and safety. As both hot and cold menu offerings continue to expand in the supermarket environment, this activity grows more complicated, placing a greater burden upon operators to maintain excellence. Many observe that existing paper-based recordkeeping processes are no longer adequate for the modern grocer. With these issues in mind, two retailers collaborated on in-store deployments of a food safety and intelligent checklist platform beginning in summer 2013. The activity was focused on deli and prepared foods departments located at one store of a regional supermarket chain and a single-store independent grocer. The platform (PAR EverServ® SureCheck®) uses digital temperature testing devices linked wirelessly to a cloud-based server application. Among multiple benefits of this arrangement, the platform helps food service associates to better manage temperature monitoring activities in a timely manner, while faithfully capturing an activity log that may be monitored to prove compliance. Results to date indicate improvement on several key performance dimensions compared with previously existing paper-based record keeping methods. +MORE

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GoSpotCheck

GoSpotCheck

GoSpotCheck has created a simple, uniform way to collect, structure, and share retail intelligence. Through our mobile app, teams can streamline field data collection and make better decisions. GoSpotCheck's web and mobile apps automate the structuring and reporting of field data, enabling companies to make better decisions faster. Say goodbye to inconsistent spreadsheets, emails, and documents from your field team and say hello to unified reporting. Customize a mission through GoSpotCheck's web app and release it to your field team. Team members collect information via the GoSpotCheck mobile app and report it back in real time. +MORE

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Digital Foodie

Digital Foodie Ltd.

Digital Foodie Ondemand provides a fully customizable SaaS platform for digital grocery. The platform is used by major retailers and brands, operating currently in North America, Europe and Asia. For consumers, Foodie provides apps that empowers people to shop online, consume smarter and eat better. Foodie delivers highly personalized food and product recommendations that make everyday shopping easy and fun. For retailers, the platform provides all the tools needed to run modern digital operations including click and collect service and home deliveries. Digital Foodie Ondemand platform is currently available on web, iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Digital Foodie is venture-backed by US based e-commerce growth fund, Blackdragon Capital, and part of their EnterWorks Holding group portfolio. Today they employ grocery industry experts and technology specialists in two different continents and several locations. Foodie’s award-winning recommendation technology ensures truly personalized omnichannel experience for consumers, increasing loyalty and sales. The service enables consumers to create and share shopping lists, make click & collect and home delivery orders and plan their weekly menus with “one click to cart” –recipes.  Foodie’s fulfillment tools are designed for real-time order management and they enable cost efficient picking and delivery processes. For back office Digital Foodie provides all the administrative tools needed for creating and managing store content and for monitoring, measuring and optimizing service performance. Foodie’s platform scales from independent store owners to very large enterprises.   +MORE

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MV Retail

Movista

Our solution is optimized for the retail industry and is used by many retailers, manufacturers, and third party laborers for their reset, retail, install, and sales teams. They use this field execution and management solution for sending tasks, tracking mileage, certifying best practice execution, automating the payroll process and much more. +MORE

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Beekeeper

Beekeeper Ltd.

Beekeeper is the cross-device communication tool for teams. Easily reach everyone in your company. Measure the impact of your communication, understand your employees with our smart analytics and take the right actions. Improve performance by increasing the engagement of your teams. Automated communication flows help you to simplify and speed up your internal communication. +MORE

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The U.S. Retail Strategy Experts

Better Sales & Brand Management Group

PLANNING Planning for a US market launch—regional or national—requires a methodical approach. Multiple elements come into play, from product to packaging, pricing and promotion. The right partners are crucial and a roll-out plan that is fiscally responsible is essential. STRATEGY The key to success is a sound go-to-market strategy. We work with you to define your goals, priorities and expectations. We then recommend the best course of action based on resources and opportunities. All retail placements are backed with consumer marketing strategies to deliver sales results. BRAND MANAGEMENT Understanding the distribution and retail landscape while implementing proven brand management techniques only comes with years of hands-on experience and the right partners. We eliminate the learning curve and costly mistakes by providing a comprehensive service. Positioning – brand strategy and pricing Analysis – to decide on best distribution model Territory Management – Regional/National US and Canada  Distribution Channels – set up and manage Broker Networks – set up and manage Corporate Accounts – set up and manage Sales Support – set up and manage sales teams/demos Reporting – setting goals and monthly reporting +MORE

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Mobile Ordering

Unified Grocers

Information at your fingertips: View item descriptions, pack, size, cost, deals, order history and more! Easy to use: Browse the catalog, create orders, adjust pricing, print and order shelf tags and more...all from your movile device! Mimum Requirements: iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5th Generation, iOS v8 or later, Compatible with App Watch. +MORE

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Strategy & Marketing

The Smart Cube

The Smart Cube provides global corporations and professional services firms with comprehensive insights into their markets, customers and competitors, providing them with a competitive edge in driving top-line growth. Our custom offerings span the entire spectrum of capabilities - from corporate and marketing strategy development to competitive intelligence and market analytics.  Our work is global, covering both developed and emerging markets, with specialist teams that span every major industry. Our specialist analyst teams integrate industry, functional, and technical capabilities with local-market knowledge to generate critical insights that enhance our clients’ strategy and marketing capabilities. +MORE

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Management Software Solutions

Intel Corporation

Real-time management of content across digital consumer touchpoints, empowering digital signage with audience detection and analytics. In today’s ultra-competitive retail landscape, delivering valuable customer experiences is everything. And when making the kind of relevant customer connections that drive action on the sales floor, timing is everything. That’s why digital signage has evolved into such a powerful consumer touchpoint. From digital posters and interactive kiosks, to intelligent vending machines and point-of-sale devices, retailers can deliver more targeted, engaging brand experiences, and capture critical sales opportunities when and where they matter most. And with the retail marketplace being driven more and more by technology, Intel®-based solutions provide the flexibility, manageability, and security needed to engage customers at every touchpoint.   +MORE

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Data Management Cloud

Merkle

Our next generation database solution provides the foundation of the omni-channel customer experience by enabling tight collaboration between online and offline programs, maximizing the use of all current and potential data sources and helping brands to far exceed their customer acquisition, loyalty, and retention goals. +MORE

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OOS Alert

GlobalWorx

Finally, a practical and effective solution to the most pervasive drain on sales, shopper experience and profits in fast-moving consumer goods retailing — store Out-of-Stocks. With OOS Alert from GlobalWorx, success-oriented retailers have a great opportunity to enhance in-stock position, shopper experience and associated sales and profit results. OOS Alert supports superior shelf practice with reliable detection and streamlined vendor communications. The benefit is a sales increase of 2-3 percentage points. OOS Alert is specifically designed to connect the retailer’s vital OOS information with its supplier ecosystem. The objective is to deliver notifications directly to suppliers in the field that are accurate, timely (daily), and actionable (by retailer, by store, by item). Our premise is simple – suppliers covet this information and will use it to improve their in-stock positions thereby benefiting the retailer, the consumer and themselves. Service at no cost to the retailer; clear benefit for the vendors.  +MORE

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Store Management Suite

LOC Software

Store Management Suite (SMS) is a complete set of applications, supporting single to multi-store chain environments. SMS is a client-based retail solution providing a seamless, integrated software suite that manages point of sale, back office, corporate office, warehouse and all aspects within the retail enterprise. The suite contains modules that are typically outsourced, including bank integration, customer loyalty, labor management, mobility, pay-at-the-pump, digital signage, and more. +MORE

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StoreMAX Problem Store Studies

SIRS (Strategic Intel Research Serv)

SIRS provides problem store identification, evaluation, and action planning using consumer research.  We identify how your stores are performing versus their potential in total, by department, and among different demographic and lifestyle target groups.  We measure customer satisfaction and identify improvements consumers want in your stores.  We identify which types of shoppers you are attracting, which types you are missing, and why.  We determine what sales your stores can reasonably expect to attain.  We evaluate what areas of concentration will yield the greatest sales payoff.  We generate customer spotting maps which identify where you are underperfoming.  Through our Opportunity Store Group Analysis process, we are able to identify "low hanging fruit" by targeting stores groups by lifestyle, greatest opportunity for increased sales, prototype stores, least successful stores, etc. +MORE

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Taskle

Pinpoint Software, Inc.

Taskle is a software application for internal store audits and in-store task management. Convert pen and paper checklists into our mobile platform that gives you the insights on store performance. Use our suite of reports to help you identify growth opportunities and validate performance at the company, location, and task or initiative levels. As your key initiatives change, Taskle can be easily customized to help you drive your business goals and objectives through to success. +MORE

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AO: LaunchPad

Accucode, Inc.

Ever since tablets hit the market, retailers have been looking for ways to implement these devices into their daily operations. But, as with every “too good to be true” solution, these tablets haven’t always proven to be ideal for rugged retail environments – until now. AO:LaunchPad ensures that you will have a working, supported and managed device in the hands of your employees every single day! Tablets from leading brands like Apple and Samsung can be customized into solutions for mobile field workers and retailers. With one service program provided for all hardware, we make it easy for you to manage your entire pool of devices. Prior to deployment, we ensure each tablet is synced and pre-populated with your information so you can start using them upon arrival. We can even add barcode scanning, payment processing and more to make your tablet a valuable retail solution. +MORE

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AO: LifeCycle

Accucode, Inc.

In order to get the greatest benefit from investing in your people, facilities, and equipment, you need tools that maximize their efficiency. AO: LifeCycle is a solution designed to help manage your ecosystem by offering a full range of hardware management and maintenance support for your business. Through a centralized depot center and an online service portal, Accucode can manage all of your devices throughout their product lifecycle, providing retailers with optimal performance and productivity. +MORE

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Digital Signage Solutions

Tebo Store Fixtures

Tebo Store Fixtures, after years of listening to America’s Independent Grocer, have developed a Digital Menu Board System designed to drive sales at a very affordable price. Once installed, your marketing team can control screens in single and multiple stores from a central point, and store personnel can make on the fly changes from any web enabled device. The complete system includes one commercial grade LG screen (49", 55" or 65"), PingHD signage player, 3 year warranty, two 1 hour training classes, and 24/7 technical support.  +MORE

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Fixed Cost Reduction

SIB

SIB offers to audit our clients’ vendor invoices in areas like telecom, waste removal, and utilities on a contingency basis. We look for historical billing errors and contract compliance, and we work their existing vendors to negotiate better terms and service levels. +MORE

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Datalogic Suite of Services

Datalogic ADC

Revolutionizing Retail Improving the In-Store Experience Delivering a valuable and relevant in-store shopping experience for today’s sophisticated and digitally connected consumer is the most difficult challenge in retail. Datalogic is applying new advanced technology to products and solutions that allow the retailer and key system integrator partners around the world to reinvent and improve the in-store shopping experience. Datalogic provides Retail Solutions for... POS Checkout, Assisted Sales, Loss Prevention - Reducing Produce Shrink / Loss, Loss Prevention – EAS Deactivation, Loss Prevention -Reducing Bottom-of-Basket (BOB) Loss, Identity / Age Verification, Form Automation, Mobile Marketing, Host Download, Cashier Training, Diagnostic and Productivity Reporting, Queue Busting, Self-Checkout and Personal Shopping. +MORE

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Performance Insights and Management

IBM

Ensure all parts of your organization are working toward shared financial goals and business objectives. Begin with an enterprise-wide financial planning system to help define metrics for each functional area that are tied to corporate goals and which allow what-if modeling of different business decisions. Then establish performance measurement and reporting processes so you can continuously monitor execution against plan and quickly identify the cause of any performance issues. Finally, use advanced analytics to anticipate performance gaps or changes in market demand so you can respond quickly. The benefits of these tools and processses include greater transparency across functions; improved organizational accountability, and increased profits. +MORE

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PCMS Store Systems

PCMS

PCMS has developed the VISION Twenty One Portfolio of software solutions for retail in response to the needs of our clients. With retail in mind at every stage of its development, the VISION Twenty One Portfolio can provide end-to-end solutions for retail. Combining POS, loss prevention, back office, and managed services, PCMS offers a one stop shop for retail. +MORE

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Store Data Exchange (DEX)

BRdata Software Solutions

Store Data Exchange (DEX) is a hardware and software solution that allows retailers to electronically receive vendor invoices at the time of delivery. +MORE

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BRdata Connect

BRdata Software Solutions

BRdata Connect is our exciting new consumer app that empowers grocery retailers with technology to engage shoppers. It is hosted in the BRdata Cloud, so there is no server hardware/software to purchase and it supports both iOS and Android devices. BRdata Connect is branded to each retailer and provides shoppers up-to-date ad prices and targeted deals, a grocery list that can optionally be sent directly to the store to be picked ahead of time, recipes, a store locator, a loyalty program, push notifications, banners, an item locator, and iBeacons for in-store promotions and heat maps. +MORE

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Retail Management Solutions

Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor retail management solutions are inspired by thousands of retail businesses, and is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today’s connected, cross-channel shopper. Epicor POS software provides innovative and powerful solutions that meet the business requirements of the most demanding retail environments, with rapid return on investment, low cost of ownership, and a single point of accountability. +MORE

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Retail Management Software

Epicor Software Corporation

Epicor Retail Suite offers specialty and general merchandise retailers, in tiers one through four, with best-of-breed Store, CRM and Enterprise solutions which enable the world’s leading retailers throughout North America and internationally—from Aeropostale and Build-A-Bear Workshop to Vitamin Shoppe—to assist in successfully managing their enterprise and delivering a seamless customer experience. Epicor Eagle provides specialty and hard goods independent retailers and regional chains, across a wide range of industries, with comprehensive end-to-end retail management software that automate processes, reduces operating costs, and delivers a superior customer experience. Retailers throughout North America, such as Ace Hardware, Team Sports, True Value, Walker Drug, and leading automotive parts chains, use Epicor point-of-sale to help drive their success. +MORE

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Resets & Merchandising

CROSSMARK

Resets – Our PROSET service is a coordinated approach to execute continuous or periodic large resets by using technology, processes, and the deployment of properly skilled people on a scheduled or dynamic basis.  Trained and qualified personnel are efficiently deployed to enable speed to proficiency, ensuring a consistent shopper experience. Merchandising – Our coordinated merchandise program leverages a centralized process for efficient execution of project or task-based merchandising needs.  The program helps minimize the need for multiple merchandising organizations through enhanced visibility to in-store activities, reporting, and analysis.  It’s effective for merchandising initiatives you’ve authorized, including but not limited to, new items execution, POS placement, display building or refilling, seasonal projects, or augmenting in-store labor during key consumption periods. +MORE

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Workforce Optimization

Glory Global Solutions

Automated cash processing, maximizing time spent with customers and increasing revenue opportunities are just some of the benefits resulting from truly effective Workforce Optimization. The key is to have the right resources, in the right place at the right time and as a result to be able to entirely align bank resources with customer demands. This means building exactly the right model and the “discovery” phase of our consultancy process helps provide comprehensive understanding of customers specific needs. Combined with our extensive experience in cash handling, technology and resource management we are able to bring unique insight on customer profiles, transaction activity and cash handling right across the branch, region and whole network. +MORE

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Natural Insight

Natural Insight

Supporting 65,000 skilled retail professionals in more than 110,000 locations globally, Natural Insight is a leading provider of cloud-based workforce management software for merchandisers, product companies, event marketers and retailers. Natural Insight is privately held and headquartered in Sterling, VA with offices in Toronto and Birmingham, England.  +MORE

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