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    K-VA-T Deploys Fuel Management Software

    ABINGDON, Va. -- K-VA-T Food Stores yesterday deployed a new Internet-based software solution to streamline and manage its fuel replenishment process.

    ABINGDON, Va. -- K-VA-T Food Stores yesterday deployed a new Internet-based software solution to streamline and manage its fuel replenishment process.

    K-VA-T is using TelaFuel, a browser-based application suite from Louisville, Ky.-based TelaPoint, to improve management of fuel replenishment operations across 43 of its company sites with gas operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. With TelaFuel, K-VA-T electronically processes fuel replenishment orders and optimizes the scheduling of its carriers to better manage petroleum inventories and supply logistics, resulting in lower costs and greater administrative efficiency, according to TelaPoint.

    "We are actively pursuing our goal to maximize fuel replenishment efficiency utilizing TelaPoint's supply chain solution," said Lou Scudere, v.p. research and site development. "TelaFuel will help us better manage fuel inventories and carrier communications along with reducing administrative costs to reconcile petroleum transactions."

    K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. is the corporate name of a supermarket chain operating under the Food City banner. K-VA-T is an acronym of its trade area: Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. With 13 units in southeastern Kentucky, 22 units in southwest Virginia, and 61 units in northeast Tennessee, The 96-store chain serves a current trade area population of over 2.5 million people and more than 980,000 households.

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