CHANDLER, ARIZ. — Bashas’ has partnered with Afresh Technologies to pilot the AI-driven technology company’s Fresh Operating System in select stores. 

Bashas’ is integrating the AI-powered solution optimized for the complexity of fresh produce into its daily operations to help produce managers and merchandising teams to run leaner, more efficient operations. Afresh aims to enable Bashas’ to better handle the unpredictable nature of fresh foods, generating more accurate orders and increasing the longevity of its fresh produce before it even hits the shelves.      

“As Arizona’s hometown grocer, we believe that shelf life belongs to our customers, and Afresh will help us give our shoppers more days of delicious, fresh produce,” said Steve Mayer, chief merchandising officer. “We are excited to bring an innovative technology that streamlines ordering so that all our team members—from our veteran produce managers to new hires—can write perfect orders and spend more time on the floor serving our customers.”  

“We created Afresh to empower grocers and look forward to helping Bashas’ achieve impactful results using our Fresh Operating System,” added Matt Schwartz, chief executive officer and co-founder of Afresh. “Stores using Afresh have reduced food waste by 25%, out of stocks by 80% and increased sales by 3% on average across their chain, month after month.”