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Inventory Assistance

Heartland Payment Systems, a payment processor, launched the next-generation of network services and inventory monitoring solutions for the petroleum and convenience store market. SmartLink ProDistributor, powered by FuelQuest, combines Heartland’s state-of-the-art network security and connectivity with the automated inventory control and planning of FuelQuest ForeSite, a fuel inventory and decision support technology. It offers features

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Family Express Improves Inventory Management With Retalix

Retalix software helps Family Express reduce tobacco order sizes, and increase monthly inventory turnover. Family Express of Valparaiso, Ind. improved its inventory management operations by deploying Retalix Ltd.’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution across its convenience stores in Northwestern Indiana. Family Express reduced its tobacco order size by 21%, while increasing its average monthly inventory turnover per

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Boyds Coffee Welcomes New COO

Larson brings a range of experience from reducing operating costs to enhancing customer service. Tim Larson has joined Boyds Coffee as chief operating officer, bringing more than 25 years of experience in procurement and business leadership. “I am extremely confident in Tim’s ability to rapidly create operational efficiencies that will benefit our customers,” said Jeffrey

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Heartland Country Co-op Teams With iRely LLC

Heartland will have access to real time data to improve office efficiencies and communication between departments. Heartland Country Co-op has partnered with iRely LLC, a developer of commodity software solutions, to implement a comprehensive business software system. Founded in 1940, Heartland Country Co-op, based in Westby, Wis., services a variety of local industries, including a

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Family Express Selects Retalix

Retalix to optimize fresh product inventory management and reduce out-of-stocks for Family Express. Valparaiso, Ind.-based convenience store chain Family Express, plans to reduce out-of-stocks, enhance the quality of its center-of-store product and fresh product offerings, and optimize its inventory position with Retalix’s Demand-Driven Replenishment solution. “We conducted a detailed search of industry vendors who could

Tax Planning and the IRS

It is no secret that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits relatively few tax returns. In fact, each year the IRS publishes the figures. The IRS’s own data reveals that slightly more than 1% of all tax returns filed were audited. The audit figures for the almost 10 million business returns filed in fiscal 2009,

All-In-One Tank-Monitoring Solution

To some people, SKS, Inc., Escondido, Calif., is one of the last of a vanishing breed. The company is a bulk lubes and fuels distributor; operator of commercial fueling stations in the Pacific Pride network; and an installer and servicer of fuel equipment for end-users. Simply put, there are not too many firms that offer

Love’s Completes 230 Store Rollout of Retalix Software

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores has completed a rollout of the Retalix StorePoint suite, including StorePoint POS, StorePoint Back Office and StorePoint HQC applications, with Foodservice and Commercial Fuel modules. The integrated system went live at more than 230 Love’s locations in 2009, including the rapid installation of 60 stores in 20 business days.



Trimming the Red Ink

When the economy falls off a cliff like it did in September 2008, is your business going to survive or even thrive? Most companies reacted to the downturn by cutting the usual costs: training, travel, raises, bonuses, headcount and 401(k) matching contributions. The bad news is these kinds of cuts also put employees in a

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