Reducing food loss through software integration
Price Chopper/Market 32 invested in Periscope, a fresh-item inventory management system. The software was designed by Invatron to streamline operations, and reduce waste and inventory loss while providing the right amount of the freshest products for customers to purchase. It integrates vast data into algorithms that work to replenish orders, plan production, manage inventory and recipes, and ensure regulatory compliance.
“This software has helped Price Chopper/Market 32 to produce the correct amounts of product to meet our customer demand while reducing our exposure to excess shrink. We are working on enhancements within Periscope that will further our effort in exceeding our customer’s expectation for delivering fresh products while limiting the spoilage that ends up in the landfill,” says Patrick Iannotti, director of retail operations.
Price Chopper/Market 32 piloted the software at a select group of stores, eventually expanding use of the software to most of its fresh retail departments and locations across the six states that they operate in.