KANSAS CITY, MO. — Empower Fresh, a software company for independent grocery retailers, has partnered with B&R Stores, a supermarket retail company based in Lincoln, Ne.

"We are thrilled to partner with B&R Stores and support their mission of delivering exceptional produce offerings to their customers," said Jesse Himango, COO at Empower Fresh. "Our software solutions are tailor-made to meet the needs of independent retail grocery stores like B&R Stores, providing them with the tools and insights they need to succeed in today's competitive market."

According to Empower Fresh, the partnership is a significant milestone in the organization’s efforts to support independent retailers in competition with big-box chain stores.

“Empower Fresh is a game-changer in the realm of produce department management,” said Randy Bohaty, director of produce at B&R Stores. “By consolidating all necessary knowledge and tools into one accessible platform, it empowers users to operate their departments with ease and efficiency. Saving time ordering means more time spent on the floor, with customers.  With Empower Fresh at their fingertips, individuals can maximize their department's potential and deliver top-notch service to their customers. B&R Stores is confident that our ongoing partnership with Empower Fresh will have a positive impact on the ability, longevity and success of our produce managers and departments. With Empower Fresh, we have increased sales by improving in-stock availability, increased turns resulting in fresher products and reduced food waste.”