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COMMERCE, Calif. – Retailer-owned wholesale distributor Unified Western Grocers, Inc., based here, has agreed to market and promote the Dallas-based StoreNext Connected Services Internet-based software to its membership of approximately 2,500 independent grocers in the western United States.
StoreNext's Connected Services is a full suite of hosted software that gives independent grocers and regional chains access to robust data center applications. "This partnership with StoreNext gives us an organized approach towards elevating the standard of technology used across our membership," said Gary Herman, UWG's c.i.o./v.p.. "I believe that the StoreNext Connected Services offering will provide significant benefits for our member stores while contributing to UWG's retail technology vision."
The program consists of marketing strategies to promote the Connected Services product offering to the UWG membership, as well as coordinating IT system integration between UWG systems and applications and StoreNext-hosted products.
The agreement offers Connected Store Analysis and Reporting, Connected Item Hosting, and Connected ShrinkTrax to UWG member stores. The marketing program focuses upon UWG members with ISS45 V7, ISS45 V8, ScanMaster, and/or RBO point-of-sale products. UWG's independent retailers will have the ability to access the services they need with only a subscription fee to use these software systems.