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Gelson’s Strengthens Fresh Food Operations With Invafresh

Last updated on May 30th, 2024 at 11:31 am

Gelson’s Markets has expanded its partnership with Invafresh to include in-store production and centralized kitchen operations.

By using the AI-enhanced capabilities of the Invafresh Fresh Retail Platform, Gelson’s has been able to improve operational efficiency across its 27 full-service specialty grocery stores by reducing shrink, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and having a centralized repository of more than 4,700 recipes, allowing for easy management from a data and cost perspective.

Based on this success, Gelson’s has strengthened their partnership with Invafresh with the addition of production planning and commissary solutions, providing them with comprehensive visibility across their entire fresh food retail operations for in-store and central kitchen operations.

“With Invafresh, we have an AI-enhanced solution that provides seamless integration across our entire fresh food operations, helping us to increase margins and revenues and reduce food waste,” said Ron Johnson, chief information and supply chain officer at Gelson’s Markets.

“For Gelson’s, the benefits of using the Invafresh Production Planning and Commissary solutions will be increased quality, better assortment compliance, reduced shrink and an efficient management of labor resources. For our in-store associates, Invafresh provides an easy-to-manage workflow between stores and our central kitchens, while providing them with a feature-rich, mobile solution to better serve our customers.”

Tim Spencer, president and CEO of Invafresh, said, “Invafresh is proud to partner with Gelson’s to provide them with a fresh-centric solution across their stores and central kitchens. It’s an example of how Invafresh provides a single solution to optimize fresh food retail processes, from reducing food waste to increasing revenue to ensuring regulatory compliance.”

About Gelson’s Markets

Gelson’s is a collection of premium food and beverage markets with 27 locations throughout Southern California featuring the amenities of a traditional grocer with the high level of personalized service and tailored offerings of a neighborhood shop. Each store offers a range of selected produce, meat, seafood, bakery and floral items, as well as chef-crafted signature and seasonal recipes from Gelson’s Kitchen, including deli to-go and catering.

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