Brookshire Grocery Company Implements ADC's NutriGen Recipe Management Software System

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Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150+ store supermarket chain based in Tyler, Texas, exceeds ROI estimates by 30% with ADC's NutriGen Recipe Manager.

Applied Data Corporation (ADC), a leading provider of fresh item management (FIM), recipe management and scales management software to the grocery retail and food service industries, announces that Brookshire Grocery Company, a 150+ store chain based in Tyler, Texas, has selected and implemented NutriGen, ADC’s recipe management software.

Brookshire Grocery Company operates three banners: Brookshire, Super 1 Foods, and FRESH by Brookshire. Their need for a FIM system arose when they decided to open FRESH by Brookshire, a concept store that focuses on natural, organic, chef prepared food options. When FRESH by Brookshire opened in March 2011, they had over 2,500 recipes for in-store produced fresh product.

“The FRESH concept emphasizes the fresh side of the business, but with over 2,500 recipes planned to open the doors, we realized that we needed a centralized software solution to standardize our recipe database,” said John D’Anna, Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer at Brookshire Grocery Company. “Once we implemented NutriGen in our Brookshire’s stores, we were given great visibility to our actual recipe cost, which enabled us to quickly address any margin concerns. This project has exceeded our estimated ROI by over 30%.”

NutriGen derives the true cost of prepared foods, including packaging and labor costs. NutriGen also manages all of the nutritional facts of the recipe’s ingredients and generates saleable item nutritional, allergen and ingredient information for labeling.    

“NutriGen allows Brookshire’s to standardize their large recipe database and helps ensure consistent, high-quality yet profitable prepared foods by rendering interactive, electronic recipes in their stores,” stated Steve Loveridge, ADC’s CEO. “Additionally, NutriGen allows Brookshire’s to centrally change recipes in the event of a recall or ingredient substitution and quickly disseminate revised food-safety information to their store labeling scales and printers.”

NutriGen is one of three software systems that comprise InterStore.Net, ADC’s integrated fresh item management software suite. The other two systems are: InterScale Scales Manager, which hosts data to and from barcode labeling scales in the fresh food departments, and the P-Cubed Production Manager, which automates, manages and tracks production in the fresh departments of grocery stores.

About Brookshire Grocery Company
Brookshire Grocery Company has a rich history dating back to 1928, when Wood T. Brookshire opened a small, 25 x 100-foot store in downtown Tyler, Texas. Brookshire Grocery Company is committed to putting people first and providing the best for its customers and employees – approximately 13,000 people known as “partners.” Brookshire Grocery Company has more than 150 stores operating in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas under four distinct banners: Brookshire’s Food Stores, Super 1 Food Stores, Olé Foods and FRESH by Brookshires. Learn more by visiting http://www.brookshires.com.

About ADC
Since 1989, Applied Data Corporation (ADC) has specialized in the development of data-management solutions for the supermarket, grocery and fresh-food industries. The InterScale scales management software developed by ADC is a global technology leader for host management of supermarket barcode-printing scales. The InterScale system is a member of ADC's InterStore.Net suite of fresh applications which also includes NutriGen recipe management and P-Cubed shrink management, fresh inventory management, perishable production planning and ordering. InterStore.Net consolidates ADC's lead in the Fresh Item Management (FIM) software market with an integrated fresh software suite to provide greater efficiencies and optimize production in the grocer's fresh-food departments. For more information on ADC visit http://www.AppliedDataCorp.com or http://www.InterStore.Net.

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