Wakefern Selects Transora's Data Pool Solution; Major Grocery Cooperative to Work with Transora's Community.CHICAGO -- Transora, the leading Data Pool for the consumer products industry, announced today that the Wakefern Food Corporation The Wakefern Food Corporation, founded in 1946 and based in Elizabeth, New Jersey (United States), is the largest cooperative group of supermarkets in the United States. The name "Wakefern" is a portmanteau of the founders' names (W for Louis Weiss, A for Al and Sam Aidekman, K for has selected Transora as its Recipient Data Pool.
Wakefern's announcement represents the tenth to join Transora's global community of food and consumer product manufacturers and retailers. Wakefern, a retail cooperative with over 190 stores located in the Northeast, will begin pilot activities with Transora's community.
"Data synchronization Keeping data in two or more computers up-to-date so that each repository contains the identical information. Data in handheld devices and laptops often require synchronization with the data in a desktop machine or server. is a foundational technology for both retailers and manufacturers," said Alan Aront, Vice President, Wakefern's Information Services See Information Systems. Division. "By partnering with Transora, we have underscored our commitment to increase supply chain efficiencies allowing us to work more closely with our trading partners."
"We chose Transora because of its premier customer community, as well as the advanced functionality offered in its Recipient Data Pool solution," added Aront. "We anticipate many benefits for Wakefern, now and into the future, as the Transora community continues to synchronize more valuable supply chain data."
Transora synchronizes the supply chain by providing Data Pool solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to exchange valuable item information. In addition to its Global Data Synchronization Network The Global Data Synchronisation Network™ is an internet-based, interconnected network of interoperable data pools and a global registry (the GS1 Global Registry™) that enable companies around the globe to exchange standardised and synchronised supply chain data with their (GDSN GDSN Global Data Synchronization Network
GDSN Guardian Digital Secure Network
GDSN Global Digital Seismic Network ) Data Pool capabilities, Transora provides advanced functionality for both manufacturers and retailers. This functionality enables the synchronization (1) See synchronous and synchronous transmission.
(2) Ensuring that two sets of data are always the same. See data synchronization.
(3) Keeping time-of-day clocks in two devices set to the same time. See NTP. of price & promotion and new item introduction data. This combination of advanced functionality, established interoperability with other Data Pools, and a robust customer community has enabled Transora to have the largest catalogue of product data in the industry.
"Wakefern's addition to our customer community confirms Transora's support for retailers' needs," said Transora interim CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Bob Noe. "We will assist Wakefern in implementing a data synchronization solution to achieve increased efficiencies for their supply chain."
About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, struggling cooperative with seven members - all owners of their own grocery stores - Wakefern Food Corporation has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and one of the largest employers in New Jersey. The cooperative is comprised of 40 members who individually own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite banner. Today, Wakefern, the merchandising and distribution arm of the company, and the 190 ShopRite stores located throughout New Jersey, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware, employ more than 40,000 people.
A long time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite was named the New Jersey Corporate Philanthropist of the Year in 1998, by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. In 1999, America's Second Harvest America's Second Harvest is a United States based nonprofit organization. It consists of a nation-wide network of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations that serve virtually every county in the United States as well as Puerto Rico. recognized ShopRite as the Grocery Distributor of the year for its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year-round initiative dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities served by ShopRite stores. Since its inception, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated more than $9 million to over 1,000 worthy charities.
Transora is the leading consumer products community for eCollaboration. Transora's Data Pool solution is widely recognized as having the most advanced data synchronization suite, enabling the elimination of costly data errors, increased supply chain efficiencies, and the advancement of next-generation technologies. Transora synchronizes data with retailers in 22 countries and has offices in Chicago, Brazil, Mexico, France, and the United Kingdom.