BOISE, IDAHO — Albertsons Companies has deployed Procurant, a purchasing and order management platform focused on the perishable supply chain, to its Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Acme, United Supermarkets and Vons banners.
“Perishable goods are critical to our success, and the complexity of our business and scale of operations require systems that are aligned with the demands of a modern, fast-moving supply chain,” said Rich Mendonsa, vice president of produce and floral procurement at Albertsons Companies. “From day one, Procurant has been a great partner and has worked closely with our team to bring this new system online, smoothly and in record time.”
The Procurant system connects all suppliers and stakeholders across the perishable goods supply chain. It is the first new perishable goods buying platform available to retailers in more than 20 years, according to the company, and it uses modern technology and design to improve the speed, efficiency, and reliability of order management in a critical category for retail grocers.
“This is a big day for Procurant and a great day for Albertsons Companies and their network of produce and floral suppliers,” said Eric Peters, chief executive officer, Procurant. “From the very first conversation, we knew we had a shared objective to modernize and improve the perishables buying process. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to get them live and transacting in record time, and to help bring a modern digital procurement platform to one of the industry’s largest and most influential retailers.”
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