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    Associated Wholesale Grocers Installs New EDI Solutions

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers, here has selected Edict Systems, Inc. as its electronic data interchange (EDI) supplier.

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers, here has selected Edict Systems, Inc. as its electronic data interchange (EDI) supplier.

    Mike Hopkins, AWG's manager of EDI, said the partnership with Edict, "has enabled us to expand our trading partner community by providing cost-effective solutions to our suppliers. With Edict Systems' over-the-top service, AWG has experienced reduced costs and expanded the number of trading partners we communicate with significantly. This has had a direct impact on how we do business and on our bottom line."

    Included in the solutions being offered to AWG are value added network (VAN) services provided through EnterpriseEC, a hosted solution which efficiently facilitates data transfers between EDI trading partners. Additionally, Edict Systems will assist AWG in expanding the number of suppliers and vendors they communicate with electronically. The process improves ROI by reducing paper transactions and the number of errors associated with manual document processing. Edict Systems also validates that all trading partner data meets the data specifications required by AWG through GroceryEC, the company's flagship solution for small and medium-size suppliers in the grocery industry.

    AWG, the nation's second largest retailer-owned grocery wholesaler in the United States, serves over 1500 stores in a 21-state distribution area.

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