Leading Supermarket Group Adopts Food Safety Solution from ReposiTrak
Adoption positions ReposiTrak as the industry standard for tracking and
tracing food and drugs throughout the global supply chain
Commitment represents 20% of the supermarket industry and nearly 50,000
SALT LAKE CITY -- May 16, 2013
The Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA), the largest
cooperative of independent food wholesalers, today announced its commitment to
food safety by adopting the use of track and trace technology from ReposiTrak,
a solution provider backed by international food safety consultants Leavitt
Partners and retail technology experts Park City Group (NYSE MKT: PCYG). The
ReposiTrak system, which includes Document Management and Track & Trace, is
being successfully deployed among the 14 ROFDA members.
“We selected the ReposiTrak solution for three reasons: the technology on
which it is based is a proven, scalable platform; it is easy to use and
inexpensive; and it is simple to implement because it is web-based and
requires no hardware or software installation. We see the ReposiTrak system
becoming an industry standard for the retail supply chain, helping all trading
partners meet the new federal food safety requirements, reducing unsalable
products and keeping the end consumer healthy,” said Francis Cameron,
President & CEO of ROFDA.
Powered by Park City Group’s technology, ReposiTrak enables grocery
warehouses, supermarkets, packaged goods manufacturers, food processing
facilities, drug stores and drug manufacturers, as well as logistics partners,
to track and trace products and components throughout the food, drug and
dietary supplement supply chains. In addition, the technology addresses the
market need of receiving, storing, sharing, and maintaining regulatory
documentation all in one convenient location. ReposiTrak reduces risk in the
supply chain by identifying backward chaining sources and forward chaining
recipients of products in near real time.
“The relationship we’ve built with ROFDA and its members has been a case study
for vendor–customer collaboration. We have jointly implemented a solution that
is exactly what the member distribution companies need to meet government
regulations, maintain supplier insurance and inspection documentation, and
keep the consumers safe,” said Rich McKeown, President of ReposiTrak.
About Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA)
In 1962, a few cooperative food distributors from around the southeast formed
an organization known as the, “Southeastern Food Cooperative Association,”
(SFCA). Over the years, growth from outside the southeast occurred as
cooperatives recognized the numerous advantages of participating in a
cooperative only environment. Due to the new geographic locations of its
members, and the changing demands of the retailer owned segment of the food
industry, the name, Southeastern Food Cooperative Association, did not
appropriately identify its members. So in 1988, a name change of the
association was approved by its Board of Directors, and thus the new name,
Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA), emerged. The mission of
ROFDA is to promote and support the retailer-owned distribution segment of the
food industry with value added programs and services, all in furtherance of
servicing independent retail grocers located throughout America.
ReposiTrak is a partnership jointly owned by Leavitt Partners and Park City
Group. The Partnership provides food retailers and suppliers with a robust
solution to help protect their brands and remain in compliance with rapidly
evolving regulations in the Food Safety Modernization Act. Powered by Park
City Group’s technology, ReposiTrak is an internet-based solution that enables
all participants in the farm-to-table supply chain to easily manage tracking
and traceability requirements as products move between trading partners. More
information is available at www.repositrak.com.
About Park City Group
Park City Group (NYSE MKT: PCYG) is a Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) provider
that brings unique visibility to the consumer goods supply chain, delivering
actionable information that ensures product is on the shelf when the consumer
expects it as well as providing food safety tracking information. The
Company’s service increases customers’ sales and profitability while enabling
lower inventory levels and ensuring regulatory compliance for both retailers
and their suppliers. Through a process known as Consumer Driven Sales
Optimization^TM, Park City Group helps its customers turn information into
cash and increased sales, using the largest scan based platform in the world.
Scan based trading provides retail trading partners with a distinct
competitive advantage through scan sales that provides store level visibility
and sets the supply chain in motion. And since it is scan based, it can be
used in a Direct Store Delivery (DSD) or warehouse setting.
About Leavitt Partners
Leavitt Partners advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors.
The firm applies its experience, knowledge and a network of global
relationships to serve our clients. As a food safety and health care
intelligence business we provide the best available window to the future of
American health care. More information is available at
Ronald Margulis, 908-272-3930
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