Technology/Services

Sheetz Selects Relex for Supply-Chain Optimization

Retailer aims to improve distribution and inventory management
convenience store supply chain
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ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz will partner with Relex Solutions, a technology provider that specializes in retail planning. The partnership will help position the convenience-store retailer for store growth, supply-chain growth and product marketing opportunities and enable the company to unify aspects of its demand planning processes for an efficient flow of products from suppliers to stores.

Helsinki, Finland-based Relex’s cloud-native Living Retail Platform delivers artificial intelligence across all retail functions. Relex customers leverage enhanced supply-chain visibility to optimizing their space, allocation, workforce, promotion and markdown strategies.

“We are excited to partner with Relex to optimize our supply-chain management,” said Bill Ruggles, director of procurement for Sheetz. “By partnering with Relex, our corporate demand planners have the ability to improve processes that support our distribution and inventory management strategies. Relex will ultimately help ensure Sheetz customers have what they want, when they want it, 24/7/365.”

Carlos Victoria, senior vice president of sales Americas for Relex, said, “We at Relex are thrilled to partner with Sheetz, a recognized industry leader, as we expand our roster of convenience retail customers. We look forward to working with Sheetz to add value to their demand planning processes.”

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pa., Sheetz operates more than 630 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides a menu of made to order (MTO) sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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