Weis Markets selects Retalix to reduce out-of-stocks
Dallas — Weis Markets has selected Retalix’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution to optimize its overall in-stock position and reduce excess inventory and out-of-stocks in its stores.
“We wanted a system that could provide demand-based forecasting and replenishment and assist us in optimizing our inventory. Retalix’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution was the ideal fit," said Bob Mawyer, VP of information technology at Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., which operates 164 stores.
In addition, Mawyer said, Weiss expects the solution to help it drive sales and improve its customer experience by reducing out-of-stocks, while making it operations more efficient and reducing overall costs.
The Demand-Driven Replenishment system is a demand forecasting and store replenishment system based on Microsoft technologies. It is comprised of four modules: Demand Forecasting, Inventory Management, Order Optimization and Analytics. It contains proprietary algorithms to interpret demand and optimize replenishment orders.
Weis Markets plans to roll out the Demand-Driven Replenishment system this year, and it will also be integrated with the other Retalix systems already used by the grocer.
Bass Pro Shops partners with DMX for music, systems and messaging
Austin, Texas — DMX announced it is the new music, systems and messaging partner for Bass Pro Shops.
Bass Pro Shops is using a custom mix of country music that is delivered via the DMX ProFusion technology. DMX is also providing all the sound systems for each location and will enhance the listener experience with more speaker coverage with 46 additional speakers.
Another feature of this new partnership is in-store and on-hold messaging. Bass Pro Shops will produce their own commercials and load content via the myStudio delivery system, which will allow the retailer to manage and control its music and audio program themselves. MyStudio features include viewing and listening to music programs and audio messages, adding/removing, or blocking content.
“The music is a perfect fit and really provides a great experience for our customers,” said Larry Whiteley, manager of communications, Bass Pro Shops, which has 56 stores nationwide. “We love how the improved systems have enhanced the sound. In addition to the music, we are pleased to have in-store and on-hold messaging being provided through DMX, it’s great that we have the ability to produce and manage the content.”
CVS publishes Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark released its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which provides an overview of the company’s commitments to environmental stewardship, improving patient health outcomes, ensuring its continued status as an employer of choice, and positively impacting people’s lives through its social investments.
In the environmental chapter, the company discloses the progress it made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2010, compared with 2009 levels. It has established a 15% carbon intensity reduction goal over 2010 levels, to be achieved by 2018.
The report, Innovation, Leadership, Commitment, is the company’s fourth annual CSR Report, and is available online at info.cvscaremark.com/CSR.