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Skupos Data Network Exceeds 9,200 Stores

Company will continue to grow number of connected locations
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SAN FRANCISCO Skupos has expanded its convenience-store data network to more than 9,200 locations, making it the largest data network for c-stores in the U.S., according to the company.

“We’re proud to be trusted by thousands of owners and managers to connect their stores to distributors and CPG brands through our digital platform. It’s exciting to become the largest network of our kind in the country, but we have big plans to continue growing and adding value across the industry,” said Jake Bolling, CEO of Skupos.

The Skupos platform continues to grow at double-digit rates every month, with a wide range of customers. While some Skupos retailers operate chains of several hundred stores, 58% of Skupos locations belong to independent owners with five or fewer stores. “Even though Skupos has already connected about 6% of the U.S. market, there are still many more stores to bring onto the Skupos data platform,” said Zachary Kimball, vice president of strategy and growth. “That means a huge opportunity to help more retailers across the country adopt innovative technology.”

Skupos continues to build out its platform capabilities. For c-stores in particular, Skupos has focused on new analytics and reporting. Skupos also continues to expand supply-chain tools to support direct-store-delivery and wholesale order automation. In May, Skupos announced the release of Skupos Engage, a platform that allows retailers and CPG brands to deliver brand-funded discounts to consumers directly at the point of sale.

“We have a lot of work on our hands with over 9,200 stores, but we are excited to continue providing value to the convenience-retail ecosystem,” said Lauren Denault, vice president of customer experience. “Our team is dedicated to informing our c-store customers with data so they can focus on their operations and drive profit for their businesses.”

Founded in 2016, San Francisco-based Skupos provides retailers, distributors and CPG brands with sales insights. Skupos’ software unlocks efficiencies, enabling data-driven decisions, the company said.

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