RedPrairie Unveils Food Service Management Solution for Petroleum and Convenience Store Operators

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RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, have recently introduced its Food Service Management solution for petroleum and convenience stores.

The solution optimizes food service operations for retailers, including food preparation, production planning, recipes and fresh item management. This information can be fully integrated with inventory, labor and sales data for an accurate forecast of production and labor requirements and assistance with minimizing waste.

Popular and widely-used by leading food service operators such as Culvers, Dunkin Brands, Cara, Popeyes and Churchs Chicken, RedPrairies Food Service Management solution is now available to petroleum and convenience store (PCS) operators. Sheetz, Inc., one of Americas fastest growing family-owned convenience store chains, uses RedPrairies solution to reduce its food service costs through an improved alignment of demand with production plans and food inventory.

Petroleum and convenience retailers have been looking hard at the inside of the store to make up for the shrinking margins on fuel, said Kevin Saum, VP and GM of Petroleum C-Stores for RedPrairie Retail Productivity Solutions division. Many operators are now looking towards fresh and prepared foods to improve their in-store margins and add customer visits and loyalty. RedPrairie is unique in our ability to provide a fully integrated convenience store and food service solution.

As a long-time technology vendor to the food service industry, RedPrairie has developed a platform that uniquely handles the many requirements of fresh food management. PCS retailers can now set up recipes for depletion and use sales forecasts to prep items to meet demand while minimizing waste. Retailers with smaller food service offerings can add value by tracking paper goods used with each item sold, or tracking waste on donuts at the end of the day. Prep worksheets take the guesswork out of how many hot dogs and sausages to put on the grill each hour, and when to make a new batch of coffee.

Food Service Management is an integral part of RedPrairies E2e Retail suite, which provides the most comprehensive, integrated suite of applications available today for managing petroleum, food service, retail, and hospitality. Together, these solutions address the full spectrum of site and headquarters operations, including workforce management, inventory management, operations management, learning management and performance management.

About RedPrairie Corporation

RedPrairie is a world leading consumer driven optimization company. Built on an advanced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) developed over the past 15 years, the RedPrairie integrated suite of solutions offers on-demand capabilities to over 32,000 sites worldwide for many of the worlds largest companies.

RedPrairies E2e solutions synchronize people and products throughout the customer buying cycle to ensure goods reach the right place at the right time. At the point of sale, this means consumers have access to desired products and that the store is staffed with the right people to help them make their purchases. In the production cycle, it means suppliers and manufacturers time and synchronize shipments and production based on demand signals from the retailer. And in the back room of the store, it means having the least amount of inventory, solving the last yard problem of the retail supply chain.

With 20 global service sites and standard service methods that have been validated over the last 30 years, RedPrairie provides unparalleled service and support.

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