During the 3-month pilot period, Afresh helped produce teams optimize ordering and inventory management. As a result, sales increased by +2.5%, inventory holds decreased by +7.4%, and inventory turns improved by +6.7%.
Incredible tool that not only drives profitable incremental sales, but improves customer experience by providing fresher in home produce.
The Afresh platform was implemented in more than 2,200 Albertsons Cos. stores in just seven months. While it could typically take years to roll out this type of large-scale enterprise software in the grocery industry, Albertsons Cos. is already well on its way to reducing food waste and achieving superior freshness.
Our partnership with Afresh helps us improve ordering and better manage our inventory of fresh fruits and vegetables so our customers have access to fresher products, and we’re able to make meaningful progress toward achieving our goal to have zero food waste going to landfill by 2030.
CUB CIO Luke Anderson spoke with Morning Brew about the positive impacts and ROI of Afresh. With an easy transition to new technology and user-friendly interface, CUB reduced produce shrink by 18%.
Afresh worked to make the implementation of the Fresh Operating System as easy, flexible and lightweight as possible, which significantly reduced the burden on our IT team. We’re excited to roll Afresh out to more stores as a part of Cub’s broader strategy to increase efficiencies across our chain.