Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hills Supermarket Selects ADC's InterScale Scales Manager

ADC announces that Hills Supermarket, a supermarket headquartered in Whiteville, North Carolina, has selected ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager.

Hill’s Supermarket selected InterScale to manage the data being sent to and from their barcode labeling scales, including change batch creation and management, performing network tests and re-loading scales with item price and food safety information.  Additionally, InterScale retrieves labeling totals, to determine what items have been produced in their stores.

The InterScale Scales Manager is one of the three software systems that comprise InterStore, ADC's integrated fresh item management software suite. The other two systems are: the NutriGen Recipe Manager, which centrally manages and analyzes recipes and generates legally compliant ingredient lists, and the P-Cubed Production Manager, which automates, manages and tracks shrink, inventory and production in the fresh departments of grocery stores.

For more information, please contact:

Jamie Simon
Applied Data Corporation
+1.813.849.1818 Ext. 2238

About Hills Supermarket
Otto Hill opened a small grocery store in Whiteville, NC in 1930. The store also sold gasoline and farming supplies and quickly became a local landmark in the Whiteville Community. When Dewey Hill was a young boy he helped his father at the store and it was there he fell in love with the grocery business and the people of Columbus County.  When Dewey returned from a tour of duty with the Navy in 1946 he went back to work at the store. It was from this beginning that Hills Supermarkets was formed. Dewey learned that if you treated people fairly and sold fresh products at a fair price that customers would return time and time again.  To learn more about Hills Supermarkets, please visit www.HillsFoodStores.com.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Harps Food Stores Selects and Implements ADC’s P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager

ADC announces that Harps Food Stores, a 80 store grocery chain headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, has selected and implemented ADC’s P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager.

The P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager provides an electronic traceability record for all meat that is ground in Harps Food Stores, with sanitation records for the meat grinder equipment. 


“We are very happy with the implementation of ADC’s Meat Grind Traceability Manager in our stores, as it has been very easy for our associates to use on a daily basis,” said Layne Chastain, Director of Meat and Seafood Operations at Harps Food Stores.  “Additionally, the information collected allows us to maintain the required, detailed records for ground meat by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)*.” 


With the P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager, meat department associates use wireless handheld scanners to scan the barcodes of supplied meat, as it is included in each batch of grind.  Traceability of grind content data is retained in a centralized repository at Harps Food Stores headquarters and is available for inquiry and reporting through PDF or exported to Excel for distribution or further review. 


The P-Cubed Meat Grind Traceability Manager is part of the P-Cubed Production Manager system.  The P-Cubed Production Manager provides grocery, food service and convenience store chains increased visibility of food item movements within their fresh food departments.  The P-Cubed Production Manager is one of the three systems that comprise ADC’s InterStore suite of Fresh Item Management Software.  The other two systems are the InterScale Scales Manager and the NutriGen Recipe manager. 


*Read the full rule here.

Monday, March 7, 2016

ADC Announces Dates for 15th Annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference

We are happy to announce dates for our 15th annual ReFresh Fresh Item Management (FIM) Conference – October 3-6, 2016 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

ReFresh is our annual, multi-day conference for existing and prospective customers, as well as industry partners and subject matter experts.  ReFresh is focused on providing attendees with a detailed look at the newest technologies and solutions available for managing fresh foods.

Attendees at ReFresh are from a variety of roles within food retail, including Information Technology, Fresh Department Managers, Store Operations, Food Safety Managers and FIM Coordinators.  

The ReFresh agenda is a combination of presentations by subject matter experts, retailer presentations, round-table discussions lead by retailers, FIM software presentations and networking opportunities. 

To learn more about ReFresh, click here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Saver's Cost Plus Selects ADC's InterScale Scales Manager

ADC announces that Saver’s Cost Plus, a supermarket headquartered in Irving, Texas, has selected ADC’s InterScale Scales Manager software.  

With InterScale, Saver’s Cost Plus can now manage all of the data being sent to and from the barcode labeling scales in their fresh food departments, including change batch creation and management, as well as performing network tests and re-loading scales with item price.

The InterScale Scales Manager is one of the three software systems that comprise InterStore, ADC's integrated fresh item management software suite. The other two systems are: the NutriGen Recipe Manager, which centrally manages and analyzes recipes and generates legally compliant ingredient lists, and the P-Cubed Production Manager, which automates, manages and tracks shrink, inventory and production in the fresh departments of grocery stores.

About Saver’s Cost Plus 
Saver’s Cost Plus is the best source of Latin American grocery, fresh meat and produce in North Texas.  Saver’s Cost Plus is headquartered in Irving, Texas and operates stores in Grand Prairie, Fort Worth and Irving.  Learn more at www.Savers-CostPlus.com

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.