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Kum & Go Enhances Fresh Food Program With Label Software

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Following a six-month pilot program, Kum & Go LC has begun implementation of Applied Data Corp.'s (ADC) C-Pack, C-Pack+ and Label Print Manager software.

The convenience store chain selected ADC as an alternative to paper-based systems in order to promote growth of its fresh-food operations and create efficiencies for store associates, the company stated.

Kum & Go chose the C-Pack and C-Pack+ software bundle to capture shrink, provide accurate forecasting for fresh-food production, and manage perpetual and physical inventory.

C-Pack+ also includes ADC's NutriGen Recipe Manager, which allows the chain 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, which ensures each recipe's full information 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," stated Greg Tornberg, vice president of foodservice 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."

The software is being rolled out to more than 150 stores in 2015, with the remainder to be implemented throughout 2016 as Kum & Go's foodservice program continues to expand.

"Kum & Go is the first convenience store chain utilizing ADC's software to improve fresh-food sales, while reducing perishable waste," said ADC CEO Steve Loveridge. "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."

C-Pack includes the P-Cubed Production Manager and P-Cubed Shrink Manager, while C-Pack+ includes the P-Cubed Physical Inventory Manager, P-Cubed Perpetual Inventory Manager and the NutriGen Recipe Manager.

West Des Moines-based Kum & Go operates 432 c-stores in Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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