Smart and Final® to Drive Supply Chain and Category Management Excellence With New Symphony GOLD Solutions

03.21.2017 | By SymphonyAI team

As of 11 January, 2018 Symphony GOLD became the Retail Solutions Division of SymphonyAI.

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ATLANTA – March 21, 2017 – Symphony GOLD, provider of the GOLD unified software platform for omni-channel retail, today announced that neighborhood warehouse and grocery store Smart and Final® has extended its investment in GOLD, adding next generation Category Management, Store Replenishment, Vendor Portal, Retail Pricing and Store Mobility solutions. The first U.S. customer to sign with Symphony GOLD back in 2003, Smart and Final will also upgrade its current deployment to the latest technology, allowing the retailer to take advantage of the latest innovations.

In business for over 145 years, Smart and Final Stores, Inc. is headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving households, nonprofits, and business customers time and money. Smart and Final has stores under the “Smart and Final,” “Smart and Final Extra!” and “Cash and Carry Smart Foodservice” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Idaho, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture.

The Symphony GOLD Merchandising and Category Manaregement solutions will provide support for Smart and Final to create truly localized, store-level assortments. By combining information on local retail trends, marketing information and new product launches, Smart and Final will optimize assortment choice, availability and space in order to increase sales, minimize costs, and increase profits.

“Smart and Final originally invested in Symphony GOLD for its grocery retail functionality and to achieve true, end-to-end visibility across our supply chain,” said Ed Wong, SVP Supply Chain and CIO Smart and Final. “Since 2003, Symphony GOLD has provided the backbone to Smart and Final’s supply chain systems. Now, we are broadening that system with new supply chain and category management capabilities that will support the continued growth of our business.”

“For Smart and Final, the key to delivering on its promise of ‘the low prices of a club store with the incredible freshness of a local farmer’s market’ is technology,” said Gregg Monastiero, President, United States, Symphony GOLD. “Our end-to-end solution will provide them with increased inventory control, and drive higher category margins and cost savings due to improved operational efficiencies and business processes. We are delighted that Smart and Final has chosen to significantly expand their use of our solutions, which is testament to our company’s total focus on the retail industry and the value we deliver to our customers.”

Smart and Final are speaking at Xcelerate Vegas and Paris.


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