TAMPA, FLA. – Fresh Item Management company Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has entered into an agreement to acquire ShopperKit, Inc., the first enterprise-class software built for eCommerce retail fulfillment. According to the company, the acquisition will result in making ADC the leading software provider on the market for ordering, production, and fulfillment.
Over the last year the pandemic has changed shopper habits and propelled ecommerce to the frontlines. ShopperKit helps grocers extend their brand through the online shopping experience by managing all instore activities related to fulfillment, customer communication, and execution of online orders.
“This is an exciting time in ADC history. The ShopperKit team and platform are helping retailers gain control of their in-store fulfillment strategies, a critical component required to maintain their digital brands,” said Shamus Hines, CEO of ADC. “As a company, we are committed to enhancing all store operations for food retailers. The addition of ShopperKit will give our customers a unified approach to their omnichannel strategy while providing them with visibility into store operations with user-friendly products that help grow sales, cut costs, and improve operational efficiencies.”
ShopperKit will join ADC’s suite of solutions offered through FreshIQ such as recipe management, label printing, inventory and waste management, food traceability, production planning, and ordering. With the addition of ShopperKit’s eCommerce fulfillment, ADC’s products will deliver streamlined store operations across the entire food lifecycle.
“The synergies between ShopperKit and ADC complement each other,” said Steve Paro, head of ShopperKit. “Being a part of the ADC team will bring demand forecasting to the next level and give customers a clear view into their store operations while also expanding our capabilities into the convenience store space.”
ADC has begun the integration of the FreshIQ and ShopperKit platforms, and in the coming weeks, the ADC website will be enhanced to show the full scope of the combined company.