In early November 2014, Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Market will set a benchmark as one of the largest natural grocery stores operating in California when the doors open to its new 48,000-square-foot location in Chino.
This impressive store will join existing Clark’s locations (Loma Linda, Rancho Mirage, and Riverside) in providing a vast assortment of products and services for healthy living. Clark’s path of upward growth and industry-leadership can be attributed not only to the high-demand, health-focused product it provides to the communities it serves, but also to forward-thinking implementation of retail automation technology to execute daily operational processes.
Since 2004, Clark’s Nutrition has relied on the CATAPULT® retail automation system, developed and marketed by ECR Software Corporation (ECRS®). This retail automation platform, ranked #1 among grocery retailers by RIS News LeaderBoard (2012, 2013), facilitates operational efficiencies from point of sale to back office management and perpetual inventory with automated replenishment. Clark’s also uses the ECRS Gateway™ service to electronically connect Catapult to its product suppliers for bi-directional supply chain management. Not only has CATAPULT automation helped Clark’s to boost profits, it has allowed management and staff to automate once manual tasks, freeing them to instead focus on areas such as new product research and customer service.
“We feel confident in our ability to continue meeting our customers’ needs as we expand as a result of the systems we have implemented over the last few years,” said Carl Palmer, IT Director for Clark’s Nutrition. “Taking advantage of the automated systems ECRS has to offer made it possible for us to expand while adding little to administration.”
“ECRS is honored to be the technology-partner for the team at Clark’s Nutrition as they continue their remarkable success in the natural grocery industry,” said Pete Catoe, ECRS President and CEO. “The Chino store is a shining example of what can be achieved by independent retailers with vision, ingenuity, integrity, and marketplace knowledge, and a clear plan for execution. The ECRS team congratulates you on your achievement. ”
Learn more about how Clark’s Nutrition excels with ECRS retail automation in this video interview from 2013. Watch
About Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Markets
Clark’s Nutrition and Natural Foods Markets have been family owned and operated since 1972. A leader in the Natural Products Market Clark’s has a wide selection of Whole and Organic foods, Organic Produce, bulk foods, Dairy and deli items, prepared foods and a full frozen foods selection in all our stores. Clark’s is a leader in Vitamins, Supplements, Sports Nutrition, Herbs and bulk teas, Heath & Beauty products, and Homeopathic remedies. Learn more at www.clarksnutrition.com.
ECRS® is a leading provider of point of sale- based retail automation to natural product, grocery, pharmacy, and specialty retailers across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. ECRS is a U.S.-based, privately-held company with experience in serving retail businesses for 25 years. Solutions include: point of sale, self checkout, mobile POS, accelerated scanning, fresh food scale management, item attribute labeling, gift card, loyalty programs, multi-store management, back office reporting and analytics, inventory management, supply chain integration, general ledger, and warehousing.