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May 2017 Newsletter

Scan Based Trading Our grocery retail customers are more frequently participating in scan based trading with their vendor partners.  With scan based trading, the vendor owns the product in the grocery retailer’s store until it is sold to the consumer, therefore, they are paid based on item movement instead of purchases.  Benefits of this exchange include reduced cost of inventory and reduction in non-sellable products.  BRdata Host or Store can automate sales data transmissions to vendors and the creation of receipts for vendor payment.  The process is most commonly used with perishable...

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April 2017 Newsletter

Production Planning Our newest addition to BRdata Cloud reporting can assist you with sales building and shrink management.  Woods Supermarkets, a twelve store supermarket chain with two c-stores based in Missouri, requested this report to use in their Deli and Bakery departments.  According to Sam Blaiss, Woods’ COO, “the new tool should help us increase sales on our feature items and have significant positive impact on reducing shrink.  We’ll be able to identify the items that are causing the shrink as opposed to hurting sales caused by an associate cutting back on everything to fix...

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March 2017 Newsletter

BRdata Cloud App We’re pleased to announce the release of the BRdata Cloud App.  Now BRdata Cloud retailers can query item sales information for their store or entire chain with an intuitive app.  This release is just the beginning as we envision the BRdata Cloud App replacing the functionality of the traditional Windows handheld store devices.  Retailers are no longer confined to their network, as the potential exists for any information available in BRdata Host or Store databases to be made available on any Apple or Android device.  The app is available today in Google Play for Android and...

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February 2017 Newsletter

Digital Coupons As many retailers and wholesalers continue to entrust their cloud, e-commerce, consumer app, and loyalty needs to BRdata, we are pleased to expand our end to end solution by now offering digital coupons.  Our digital coupons are supplied by Quotient, who delivers personalized digital grocery coupons and targeted media every day from their unmatched shopper data and network of more than 60,000 stores.  Independent grocery retailers can engage their customers, build on their relationships, and create value by providing targeted digital manufacturer coupons in their BRdata...

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January 2017 Newsletter

BRdata World 2017 Registration is Open We are delighted to open up registration for our next user’s conference, which takes place September 17-19th in Melville, NY. The BRdata community of customers and partners gather from around the U.S. each year at BRdata World for strategic insights and professional networking. BRdata World 2017, our 10th user’s conference, is an inspiring three-day event that features success stories from top independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, gives you access to the experts behind our solutions, and connects you to your peers that are facing similar...

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December 2016 Newsletter

BRdata Cloud Loss Prevention As we continue onboarding new retail grocery chains to BRdata Cloud, we are noticing that many of them are utilizing the loss prevention reporting features. In this application, users can quickly track centralized summaries or detailed voids and returns, with the ability to drill-down to the specific transactions by store and cashier. We have also noticed that many BRdata users have been capturing item shrink in their stores via our handheld applications.  Look for a cloud update in the near future in which these types of transactions will be added to the loss...

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