West Sacramento, California-based Raley’s has implemented Date Check Pro expiration date management software in all of its locations after a successful pilot program in the Sacramento area division last spring.
Raley’s had been seeking a technology-based solution to support inventory management. The company previously enhanced its operational efforts for out of code items to include extensive team member training and auditing processes to best manage disposing of such items.
Date Check Pro is a software solution for expiration date management, creating consistency and accountability where traditional rotation and spot checking methods can be missed by human error. The program provides real-time updates and proactive notifications on close-dated inventory that allow Raley’s to provide customers with a fresh, quality experience and recoup savings on what would have been expired shrink.
The results from the initial 18-store district pilot were positive, with a 15 percent reduction in known expired shrink. Additional benefits included better classification of shrink as expired loss rather than unknown loss, standardized methodologies to manage category/SKU specific inventory weekly and visibility coupled with accountability into store level execution.
“Date Check Pro is not only a great partner in operations, but also a trusted consultant on our existing markdown and expired item loss prevention strategies,” said Matt Hilbrink, director of asset protection. “They are genuine advocates for our business, and, in addition to their software, they provide us with new and interesting ways that we can provide our customers with an exceptional experience.”
Raley’s is a privately-owned and family-operated customer experience grocery company with a commitment to infusing life with health and happiness by changing the way the world eats, one plate at a time. Raley’s strives to enhance transparency and education in the food system in order to help customers make more informed, healthy food choices. Raley’s operates 129 stores under five banners: Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, Food Source, and Market 5-One-5.