Love's Travel Stops Selects Manthan Cloud-Based Solution for Supplier Collaboration

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Proven Travel Stop Leader Selects ARC Vendor Link to Streamline Communications with Vendor Network

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Manthan Systems, the global leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions for retailers, announced today that Love’s Travel Stops has selected ARC Vendor Link, a cloud-based retailer and supplier collaboration solution, for improved control over procurement processes, including new product launch, cost and promotions data management, and to support vendor on-boarding. With more than 12,000 employees, Love’s operates more than 310 stores in 39 states across the country under the brands Love’s Travel Stops, Love’s Country Stores, and Love’s Truck Tire Center.

ARC Vendor Link will help Love’s provide improved visibility and process automation with form-based templates and a robust and flexible workflow engine for supplier management, merchandising, marketing and supplier-related financial transactions. The benefits of the solution are manifold:

  •     Decreased time spent managing vendor transactions with collaboration automation including vendor onboarding, vendor agreements, new product introductions and pricebook data automation
  •     Reduced out-of-stocks and faster promotion chargeback with better internal visibility
  •     Enhanced vendor relationship management with vendor score-carding and performance tracking
  •     Improved category performance with smarter purchasing decisions

“We selected ARC Vendor Link because of its wide array of strategic benefits and quick time-to-value,” said Jay Dempsey, Manager of Merchandise Technology and Development at Love’s. “Manthan has proven the business value of the ARC solution suite time and time again. This solution has become a strategic platform for all retail analytics at Love’s, including supply chain and vendor analytics.”

“We are excited to partner with Love’s at a much deeper level with their analytics initiative by leveraging the ARC portfolio of business solutions to support and improve collaboration and problem-solving across their merchandising, marketing, finance, operations and supply chain teams,” said Kevin J. Walker, GM of Manthan Americas.

Manthan will be showcasing its suite of ARC solutions at Booth #2775 at the upcoming NRF 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in New York City, New York, January 12-15, 2014. To schedule an appointment with Manthan at the NRF Convention, please contact the company directly.

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About Love’s Travel Stops
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, and remains entirely family –owned. With more than 310 locations and 180 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s will open approximately 20 Travel Stops this year. Love’s is currently ranked ninth in Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, please visit

About Manthan Systems
Manthan serves as the Chief Analytics Officer for retailers worldwide.

With its portfolio of analytics products and solutions, Manthan helps its customers derive competitive advantage through data-driven decisions. Over 100 retailers in 18 countries use Manthan’s predictive and guided analytics, pre-built and flexible dashboards, and dynamic reporting with complete mobile enablement every day. The company provides the only retail solution to support the entire decision-making lifecycle, from inquiry through action.

Manthan is the largest organization solely committed to delivering best-in-class retail BI solutions with over 700 employees in five countries. For more information, please visit

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