STATER BROS. SELECTS WEB DSIGNSHOP TO PRINT SIGNS AT ALL STORES
Speedy and Successful Pilot Makes Quick Decision Possible
SEATTLE, June 9, 2003 -- AccessVia, the leading provider of retail sign printing and multichannel retail display solutions, today announced that California grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets has selected AccessVia Web dSignShop to print signs and labels at all store locations.
Stater Bros. took advantage of AccessVia’s Mission Is Possible program, a fast-track implementation of an in-lab pilot. “We had Web dSignShop running in our Corporate IT lab within weeks, and it really showed us the strength of the application,” said Mike Landmesser, Director, Management Information Services at Stater Bros. “There is nothing like seeing an application in action to help lock in a decision.”
AccessVia Web dSignShop is designed for retailers who want to use an intranet to publish signs using a Web browser without installing or maintaining in-store software. For retailers considering a sign printing solution, AccessVia offers an in-store pilot program called “Mission Is Possible” that includes custom-designed templates, custom paper stock, and integration with enterprise data sources. Depending on the level of customization, the pilot program is provided at no cost or minimal cost to the retailer. Initial pilots can be launched within minutes; more thorough customization can be accomplished within days.
“These days, retailers must consider their technology choices carefully. So we developed a program to let them try Web dSignShop before they made a purchase decision,” says AccessVia CEO Dean A. Sleeper. “This pilot program eliminates the typical barriers--lead time, development cycle, proof-of concept, budget approval. In a very short time, retailers are printing signs in their stores. There is no better way to prove the value of AccessVia solutions than hanging great signs in your store and seeing the impact.”
AccessVia Web dSignShop is a part of the AccessVia Print solution that also includes AccessVia dSIGN. Both solutions provide retailers with accurate and attractive signs, shelf-edge labels, fact tags, coupons, and more. dSIGN is built for classic client/server implementations and offers advanced product data delivery and unmatched integration with legacy systems. Other solutions include AccessVia M-commerce, AccessVia Kiosk, AccessVia E-commerce, and AccessVia E-mail.
About Stater Bros.
Stater Bros. is ranked as the eighth largest private Supermarket Chain in America and currently operates 157 Supermarket locations, with 47 in San Bernardino County, 41 in Riverside County, 30 in Orange County, 27 in Los Angeles County, 10 in Northern San Diego County, and 2 in Kern County. There are over 14,000 members of the Stater Bros. Family of Employees. Headquartered in Colton, California, Stater Bros. has been serving Southern California customers since 1936. In the spring of 2003, Stater Bros. opened its 157th Supermarket in Corona, California.
WILD OATS MARKETS ROLLS OUT ACCESSVIA WEB DSIGNSHOP
Web-based Sign Printing System Delivers Design Flexibility and Speedy Roll-out
SEATTLE, June 9, 2003 -- AccessVia, the leading provider of retail sign printing and multichannel retail display solutions, today announced that Wild Oats Markets is rolling out AccessVia Web dSignShop for in-store sign printing at all Wild Oats division stores across 25 states. Wild Oats Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: OATS), a leading national natural and organic foods retailer, is using Web dSignShop to print product signs.
“Wild Oats was looking for a system that it could implement quickly,” said Dean A. Sleeper, CEO AccessVia. “This is one of the main advantages of Web dSignShop. We’ve streamlined the implementation process and are seeing our customers printing signs in stores within days of deciding to use Web dSignShop and operating an integrated sign-printing solution in 4-6 weeks.”
“My development team installed Web dSignShop from a CD and after customizing the templates to match our look and adding our product data, we were printing signs from a Web site,” said Jeff Sobeck, director, Store Systems at Wild Oats. “We were amazed at how quickly we had a site up and running.”
Wild Oats customers look closely at product ingredients, origins, and quality and they expect to see detailed product information presented at the point of purchase. Web dSignShop enables a sophisticated layout of signs and allows Wild Oats stores to maintain its high standards for product merchandising.
With complete design control of product merchandising, Wild Oats can deliver signage that matches a promotion, and can have updated signs printing in all stores instantly. Templates that define the look and feel of a sign are built and managed by the headquarters. Each store can select the products they need to create signs for, and then the signs are printed using the consistent look defined in the templates.
Previously, Wild Oats had printed signs at a central location and mailed them out to the stores. The cost savings from eliminating this system has paid for the investment in Web dSignShop.
The AccessVia Print solution includes both Web dSignShop and dSIGN to provide clients with accurate and attractive signs, shelf-edge labels, fact tags, coupons, and more. Web dSignShop is designed for retailers who want to use an intranet to publish signs using a Web browser without installing or maintaining in-store software. dSIGN is built for classic client/server implementations and offers advanced product data delivery and unmatched integration with legacy systems. Other solutions include AccessVia M-commerce, AccessVia Kiosk, AccessVia E-commerce, and AccessVia E-mail.
AccessVia Web dSignShop was awarded the 2003 Retail Application Developer (RAD) Award. The Microsoft RAD Award highlights the most innovative Microsoft-based software solutions for the retail and supply chain industries.
About Wild Oats Markets, Inc.
Wild Oats Markets, Inc. is a nationwide chain of natural and organic foods markets in the U.S. and Canada. With nearly $920 million in annual sales, the Company currently operates 101 natural food stores in 25 states and British Columbia, Canada. The Company`s markets include: Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, Henry`s Marketplace, Nature`s - a Wild Oats Market, Sun Harvest and Capers Community Markets. For more information, please visit the Company`s website at www.wildoats.com