Stew Leonard’s has expanded its relationship with Invafresh to include recipe management capabilities.
“When it came to optimizing our store operations, strengthening our relationship with Invafresh was the right decision given the measurable success we’ve seen with their technology,” said Rich Dibble, VP of culinary operations for Stew Leonard’s.
“For our team members, Invafresh will provide better visibility into recipe ingredients, so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time they create an item for our in-store menu. That saves time and increases the operational efficiency of our team.”
By leveraging Invafresh’s recipe management capabilities, Stew Leonard’s chefs will have the freedom to introduce new recipes to the store’s 20 million annual customers, while ensuring consistency across seven kitchens.
“As an iconic brand in the industry, our fresh retail platform will help Stew Leonard’s optimize their fresh operations to deliver a better experience for both their team members and customers,” said Tim Spencer, president and CEO of Invafresh.
“For grocery retailers, optimization is essential for their margin driven operations and one of the benefits Invafresh delivers is enabling store optimization.”
Dibble agreed, concluding, “The ease of use of the Invafresh Fresh Retail Platform was a key consideration. With any technology, in-store adoption is key to success and Invafresh provides Stew Leonard’s with a solution that is easy to use, contributing to high adoption and positive results.
“With Invafresh, we can achieve consistency across our store operations when it comes to recipes and ensure we have the right ingredients available, which results in easier management of those recipes and a better shopping experience for our customers.”
About Stew Leonard’s
Stew Leonard’s, a family-owned and operated fresh food store founded in 1969, has seven stores in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, Connecticut; in East Meadow, Farmingdale and Yonkers, New York; and in Paramus, New Jersey.
An eighth store will open in Clifton, New Jersey, in 2024.
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