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Kum & Go Employs Tech to Reduce Out-Of-Stocks

PLANO, Texas -- Kum & Go L.C., a leading convenience store chain operator with over 420 stores, has selected Retalix USA's DemandAnalytix (DAX) demand-forecasting and replenishment solution for a company-wide implementation.

Retalix DemandAnalytix (DAX) enables retailers, manufacturers and distributors to improve product availability, inventory management and overall supply chain efficiency.

DemandAnalytix utilizes unique algorithms to interpret POS sales data and inventory data, forecast store-level demand and optimize replenishment orders, while taking into account the full complexity of the c-store retail environment.

"Eliminating out-of-stocks and providing the customers with the highest possible level of product availability have been identified as Kum & Go's highest priorities," said Kym Howe, vice president of information technology for the West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer. "We are very excited about Retalix's DemandAnalytix proven capabilities in helping reduce out-of-stocks and improve store-level replenishment. We anticipate that Retalix will significantly streamline our ordering process."

Victor Hamilton, CEO of Retalix USA, added, "Retalix DemandAnalytix has already been proven as a great means to improve the supply-chain efficiencies of both grocery retailers and of manufacturers. We are excited about the opportunity that Kum & Go is giving us to extend the benefits of DAX into the c-store market. The customers of Kum & Go will soon feel the improvement in the product availability and enjoy even more the chain's excellent customer service."

Project work is already under way for the stores, which are planned to go live in the fourt quarter of this year. The rollout to the full chain will be completed in 2006.
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