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iTradeNetwork, Inc

January 27, 2015 16:00 ET

iTradeNetwork Awards Recognize Supply Chain Innovation and Performance at Annual Customer Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - iTradeNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of supply chain solutions for the foodservice and retail industry, today issued awards celebrating innovation and excellence in supply chain performance to Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., and to David R. Parsley at iTrade LiVE, the company's annual customer conference in Las Vegas.

iTrade Network awarded Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., the Innovator of the Year Award for Supply Chain Technology for its visionary contributions shaping the breakthrough new iTrade store order management solution, scheduled for general release later this year. Sprouts is currently live on the new solution, and was a key contributor in helping shape a fully automated system with features that include order creation and confirmations, store-ranked inventory allocation, item substitution management, order status updates and a robust reporting and analytics engine -- all with full adherence to Sprouts' business rules and processes.

"For a company that's growing as quickly as Sprouts Farmers Market is, it takes tremendous vision to step back and lay the technology groundwork to be fully prepared for their supply chain of the future," said Joe Bergera, President, iTradeNetwork. "We're very pleased to award Sprouts the Innovator of the Year Award for Supply Chain Technology."

Sprouts Farmers Market is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. It offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and wellness. Sprouts employs more than 17,000 team members and operates more than 190 stores in eleven states. For more information, visit www.sprouts.com or @sproutsfm on Twitter.

The Excellence in Performance Award for Visibility, Collaboration and Optimization went to David R. Parsley, who recently retired as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain of Brinker International and launched his management advisory business, David R. Parsley & Associates, dedicated to strategic leadership in foodservice and supply chain management. In partnering with Parsley while at Brinker, and much earlier in his career while with Applebee's more than a decade ago, the iTrade team credits him with helping to create vision and build strategic alignment to support the execution of that vision. iTrade also cited Parsley's impact helping to create business processes that changed the nature of the technology vendor-customer partnership to make it truly collaborative and far more effective, and for consistently encouraging all players to be part of the solution.

"We are proud to award David Parsley with the iTrade Excellence in Performance award today," said Bergera. "David has had a tremendous impact on iTrade's growth and has challenged us at every point to be the best partner we can be. He inspired us to set the strategic vision for projects collaboratively in order to fully realize our mutual objectives, and from a tactical perspective, David brought a detailed rigor and measurable process-focus to our partnership and established a clear decision-making process for both teams to work together."

David Parsley launched his management advisory business, David R. Parsley & Associates, dedicated to strategic leadership in foodservice and supply chain management, following his retirement from Brinker International at the end of 2014. David joined the Brinker team as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management in May 2011. In this role, he managed purchasing, distribution and quality assurance for Brinker's corporate-owned restaurants. Prior to Brinker, among David's earlier leadership roles, he served as President and CEO of Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC., the first and largest casual dining supply chain cooperative in the foodservice industry.

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, iTradeNetwork's collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers of all sizes to reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships. iTradeNetwork is a unit of Roper Industries, a Standard and Poor's S&P 500 index company.

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