TORONTO — Gelson’s Markets has expanded its use of Invafresh’s AI technology to include instore production and centralized kitchen operations.

This follows the grocery retailer’s success with the Invafresh Fresh Retail Platform, which has helped Gelson’s reduce shrink, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and have a centralized repository of over 4,700 recipes for easier management, according to Invafresh.

Now Gelson’s will also utilize Invafresh’s Production Planning and Commissary management software.

"With Invafresh, we have an AI-enhanced solution that provides seamless integration across our entire fresh food operations helping us to increase margins and revenues and reduce food waste," said Ron Johnson, chief information and supply chain officer at Gelson’s Markets.

“Invafresh is proud to partner with Gelson’s to provide them with a fresh-centric solution across their stores and central kitchens,” said Tim Spencer, president and CEO of Invafresh. “It’s an example of how Invafresh provides a single solution to optimize fresh food retail processes, from reducing food waste to increasing revenue to ensuring regulatory compliance.”

“For Gelson’s, the benefits of using the Invafresh Production Planning and Commissary solutions will be increased quality, better assortment compliance, reduced shrink and an efficient management of labor resources,” Johnson said. “For our in-store associates, Invafresh provides an easy-to-manage workflow between stores and our central kitchens, while providing them with a feature-rich, mobile solution to better serve our customers.”