SOURCE: iTradeNetwork, Inc

iTradeNetwork, Inc

June 04, 2013 12:44 ET

Associated Food Stores Selects iTradeNetwork for GDSN Data Pool Services

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) - iTradeNetwork, Inc. (ITN), the leading provider of global supply chain solutions for the food industry, today announced Associated Food Stores (AFS) has selected ITN to be its Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) data pool service provider. AFS will also use ITN's catalog management tools to align its master data with supplier GDSN data. This decision by AFS attests to both companies' commitment to the GS1 Foodservice initiative and GDSN as an industry standard.

"ITN is a great technology partner whose solutions have been implemented in several segments of our supply chain," said Wade Judd, AFS Senior Vice President and CIO. "ITN offers us a complete solution for accurate, standards-based product data. We can receive rich supplier data for use with our customer-facing systems and, more importantly, we can continue to integrate GDSN data in collaborative business transactions with our partners through ITN's Order Management System (OMS). ITN's solution for accurate product data and transactions will help us implement GDSN more quickly across our supply chain to realize the full benefits we expect of the standards. Our implementation of the ITN solutions have been very smooth and provided the results that we had planned on."

"Our partnership with AFS has greatly contributed to ITN's success in the retail market segment," said Rob Bonavito, President of ITN. "We are excited by their continued confidence in us. This is a natural continuation of the ongoing relationship the two companies have shared since 2010."

About iTradeNetwork, Inc.
iTradeNetwork, Inc. is the leading global provider of on-demand supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the retail, hospitality, and foodservice industries. Built upon deep industry expertise, a rich data foundation, and an extensive trading partner network, ITN's collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers of all sizes to reduce cost, grow revenue, and strengthen trading partner relationships. ITN is a unit of Roper Industries, a Standard and Poor's S&P 500 index company.

About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores is a leading regional cooperative wholesale distributor that supplies groceries and other products to more than 500 independent supermarkets in eight Western states. It also offers support services for its member-owners, including market research, real estate analysis, store design, technology procurement, and training. In addition, Associated Food Stores owns a stake in Western Family Foods, a grocery wholesalers' partnership that produces Western Family private-label goods.

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