Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, West Sacramento, Calif., has selected Redwood City, Calif.-based YottaMark Inc.’s HarvestMark for its distribution center software.
HarvestMark DC Insights provides mobile analytics and quality measurement tools that will help the chain monitor products from the point of receiving throughout the supply chain, according to a news release.
Greg Corrigan, senior director of produce and floral for Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, said in the release that using HarvestMark will enable Raley’s to closely manage produce freshness by supplier, commodity and season.
HarvestMark DC Insights helps retailers to digitally record results at point of receiving, according to the release. Suppliers can be benchmarked and made aware when arrival quality dips, and the system will help buyers anticipate seasonal disruptions in supply and improve forecasts, according to the release.
“Advanced quality practices are beginning to be adopted in retail grocery,” Elliott Grant, YottaMark founder said in the release.“HarvestMark DC Insights enables retailers to make smarter choices about their sourcing and receiving process, reducing shrink and markdowns, and optimizing freshness and quality, which ultimately results in improved shopper loyalty. This application sits on our traceability platform, and is a great example of how improved transparency creates value.”