Monday, January 18, 2016

Applied Data Corporation Announces Robert Appell has Been Promoted to CEO

ADC is pleased to announce that Robert Appell, previously ADC’s Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer at ADC, effective immediately. Steve Loveridge will now assume the role of Chairman at ADC and remains as the corporation’s owner.

Robert Appell has been with ADC since 1999, when he was hired as a Software Engineer and then promoted to a Senior Developer in 2001. After several more promotions over the next 10 years, Robert was promoted to Vice President of Development in 2006 and then to Chief Operating Officer in 2011.

Through his multiple positions at ADC, Robert has acquired a deep knowledge of all aspects of ADC’s product development and has a vast understanding of the Fresh Item Management business and technical requirements across ADC’s diverse client base. 

“Having been with ADC for over 16 years, I look forward to continuing to work with our talented team to contribute to the company’s growth and deliver on ADC’s commitment to our clients of Keeping Fresh Profitable,” said Robert.

While Steve Loveridge has transitioned to Chairman of ADC, he remains the owner of ADC and continues to retain an active role in the design of ADC’s products and in operations of the company, including ADC’s continued growth in the European, Middle East and African markets. “We believe that this transition within ADC’s executive management ensures continuity of service to our customers, as well as our valued partners,” said Steve. “Additionally, it allows us to further our expansion into new markets and verticals.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The USDA's FSIS Announces Effective Date for Meat Grind Ruling

On December 14, 2015, the Food Safety and Inspection service (FSIS) announced it is amending its record keeping regulations to require that all official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products for sale maintain detailed records*. The effective date will be June 20, 2016.

The detailed records must include:

  • The establishment numbers of establishments supplying material used to prepare each lot of raw ground beef product.
  • All supplier lot numbers and production dates.
  • The names of the supplied materials, including beef components and any materials carried over from one production lot to the next.
  • The date and time each lot of raw ground beef product is produced.
  • The date and time when grinding equipment and other related food-contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized.

Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has been providing retailers with grind traceability solutions for over 5 years with their Meat Grind Traceability Management module, which is an electronic, automated system that captures and records source materials through the meat grind process, providing the information that both retailers and regulatory agencies need to quickly and effectively identify potential source materials that could cause or contribute to an outbreak, at any time.

ADC’s Meat Grind Traceability Management module is installed at a retailer's headquarters or hosted in the cloud and features an easy-to-use browser user interface that enables retailers to quickly implement the software with little investment in additional hardware. The software captures all of the required information from the primal’s barcode with wireless handheld devices.

To learn more about the proposed regulation or ADC’s software solution, please contact our office at +1.813.849.1818 or visit www.AppliedDataCorp.com.

*Read the complete final rule here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Press Release: Kum & Go Selects and Begins Implementation of ADC's C-Pack and C-Pack+ Software Bundles

Tampa, Florida - October 6, 2015 - ADC announces that Kum & Go, a 430 store convenience chain headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, has selected and begun implementation of ADC’s C-Pack, C-Pack+ and Label Print Manager software.

Kum & Go produces a variety of fresh food items in-stores, including breakfast items, sandwiches and pizzas.  To promote growth of their fresh food operations, and create efficiencies for associates, the chain looked for alternatives to the paper-based systems they’d been using to manage inventory tracking, forecasting and shrink.

Kum & Go selected ADC’s C-Pack and C-Pack+ software bundles to capture shrink, provide accurate forecasting for fresh food production and manage perpetual and physical inventory.  Additionally, C-Pack+ includes ADC’s NutriGen Recipe Manager, enabling Kum & Go to calculate costs, monitor actual margins of products sold and generate nutrition facts from recipes. Ingredient, nutrition facts and allergens are automatically sent to the label printer, ensuring all information in each recipe is also on the label.

“After an extensive, six month pilot in multiple stores running ADC’s software, we realized a net gain in sales greater than similar control stores that were set up to measure the effect of the pilot,” said Greg Tornberg, Vice President of Food Service at Kum & Go.  “We also saw a reduction in shrink compared to the control stores and significantly reduced our cost per label.These results gave us the confidence to move forward with a full implementation.”

ADC’s C-Pack and C-Pack+ software is being rolled out to more than 150 stores in 2015 and the roll out will continue through 2016, as Kum & Go’s food service program continues to expand. 

“Kum & Go is the first convenience store chain utilizing ADC’s software to improved fresh food sales, while reducing perishable waste,” said Steve Loveridge, CEO at ADC.  “We are very pleased with Kum & Go’s results and look forward to working with them as they continue to grow their fresh foods program.” 

ADC’s C-Pack and C-Pack+ software bundle are designed to improve fresh department operations for convenience store retailers.  C-Pack includes P-Cubed Production Manager and P-Cubed Shrink Manager.  C-Pack+ includes P-Cubed Physical Inventory Manager, P-Cubed Perpetual Inventory Manager and the NutriGen Recipe Manager. 

For more information, please contact:
Jamie Simon
+1.813.849.1818 Ext. 2238


About Kum & Go
For more than 55 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its annual profits with charitable causes. The fifth-largest, privately held and company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S, Kum & Go is an industry pioneer founded on providing exceptional service and delivering more than what customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, family-owned Kum & Go has since grown to employ more than 4,700 associates across more than 430 stores and 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).  Learn more at www.KumandGo.com


About Applied Data Corporation (ADC)
Since 1989, Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has specialized in the development of data-management solutions for the supermarket, grocery and fresh-food industries. The InterScale scales management software developed by ADC is a global technology leader for host management of supermarket barcode-printing scales and printers. The InterScale system is a member of ADC's InterStore suite of fresh applications which also includes: NutriGen recipe management and P-Cubed shrink management, fresh inventory management, perishable production planning and demand-driven ordering.  InterStore consolidates ADC's lead in the Fresh Item Management (FIM) software market with an integrated fresh software suite to provide greater efficiencies and optimize production in the grocer's fresh-food departments. ADC has over 125 supermarket chains and over 10,000 stores installed in 11 countries.  For more information on ADC visit www.AppliedDataCorp.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ADC held our 14th annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference from September 21-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  This year’s ReFresh attendees represented twenty three retailers, making it the largest conference in ReFresh history.

The ReFresh agenda included informative subject matter expert presenters, FIM software presentations from ADC (including retail experience presentations), and retailer-chaired roundtable discussions.

Agenda highlights included:
  • Federal Regulatory Update: What Retailers Need to Know by Erik R. Lieberman, president of U.S. Food Imports LLC and principal of Lieberman PLLC.  Erik shared the latest information on key regulations impacting retailers, including the FDA’s Menu Labeling Regulation and the proposed ruling on Meat Grind Management from FSIS. 
  • U.S. Grocery Shopper Trend Report by David Fikes, Vice President of Consumer/Community Affairs and Communications at the Food Marketing Institute. David shared findings from FMI’s recent report, including insight into why individual food shoppers make the decisions they do in supermarkets.
Retailer Feedback:
  • “Lots of important information presented in an interesting manner.  Thank you!”
  • “The conference was informative and well planned.  The networking opportunities are a great benefit.  Thank you for a wonderful and informative conference!”
  • “Nicely setup with good networking breaks.”
Sponsor Interaction – This year’s ReFresh was supported by 10 of ADC’s industry partners, including Bizerba, BRdata, DBK Concepts, Hobart, Janam, Mettler Toledo, NBI Digi, Rice Lake Retail Solutions, Specialty Printing and Truno. 
About Applied Data Corporation (ADC)
Since 1989, Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has specialized in the development of data-management solutions for the supermarket, grocery and fresh-food industries. The InterScale scales management software developed by ADC is a global technology leader for host management of supermarket barcode-printing scales and printers. The InterScale system is a member of ADC's InterStore suite of fresh applications which also includes: NutriGen recipe management and P-Cubed shrink management, fresh inventory management, perishable production planning and demand-driven ordering.  InterStore consolidates ADC's lead in the Fresh Item Management (FIM) software market with an integrated fresh software suite to provide greater efficiencies and optimize production in the grocer's fresh-food departments. ADC has over 125 supermarket chains and over 10,000 stores installed in 11 countries.  For more information on ADC visit www.AppliedDataCorp.com.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ADC Announces Second Subject Matter Expert Speaker for 14th Annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management Conference

ADC announces David Fikes, Vice President, Consumer/Community Affairs and Communications, at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), as a confirmed speaker for ADC’s 14th annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference, which is September 21st-24th at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

To learn more about ReFresh 2015 or to register, click here.

David’s areas of responsibility at FMI include consumer research, animal welfare issues and communicating the many socially responsible ways food retailers interact with their local community. Prior to his position with FMI, he served as the Director of Communication for the American Frozen Food Institute.

David’s presentation will highlight findings from FMI’s recent U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report, conducted by the Hartman Group, including insight into why individual food shoppers make the decisions they do and how their attitudes and piecemeal behaviors translate into large-scale shifts that affect supermarket revenues and growth.

ReFresh is ADC's annual FIM conference that brings together grocery, convenience and food service retailers, industry partners and subject matter experts to discuss and share information on the latest technologies for managing fresh foods. 




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ADC at Food and Drink IT Summit

Look for ADC in Stand #40 at the 2015 Food and Drink IT Summit in Birmingham, United Kingdom at the Motorcycle Museum on July 7th.

Learn more about the Food and Drink IT Summit here.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ADC at NCR Synergy

Look for ADC in Booth #707 at the 2015 NCR Synergy show in Orlando, Florida from June 22-24 at Walt Disney's Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

Learn more about NCR Synergy here http://bit.ly/1Fnwtau.