Software Helps AFS With Scales, Recipes

SALT LAKE CITY — Associated Food Stores, a wholesaler based here, has selected ADC’s InterStore.NET suite of scales management, recipe management and shrink management software for its corporately owned and independent retail stores.

SALT LAKE CITY — Associated Food Stores [2], a wholesaler based here, has selected ADC’s InterStore.NET suite of scales management, recipe management and shrink management software for its corporately owned and independent retail stores.

The software, from Tampa, Fla.-based ADC, is designed to offer recipe management at a central location, help with shrink reduction and offer stores the ability to meet government regulations for labeling.

“Independent stores do not always have the resources for solutions to reduce shrink or to assist with recipe management,” said Josh Smith, retail pricing specialist at Associated Food Stores, in a statement.

The system’s NutriGen recipe management component “allows us to look at the true cost of items, which has been an eye-opener, especially in fresh-made sales and scratch bakeries,” said Smith. “We are able to synchronize the prices of all items in our warehouse and alert our stores electronically of price changes so that in-store prices can be adjusted accordingly.”

The shrink reporting component shows what and how much the stores are producing and selling and outlines their shrink types and amounts, said ADC. The InterScale scales management component helps Associated Food Stores manage scale item pricing on a daily basis, and allows the scales in newly acquired stores to be quickly brought on-line.

“Last November, we purchased 34 stores and transformed them to Associated Food Stores essentially overnight,” Smith said. “ADC’s InterScale gave us compatibility with a variety of scales we had not previously worked with in our other stores. This helped us to transform these stores in a short period of time and to better serve our customers.”