Albertsons Adds Supply Chain to IRI's Role
Albertsons Companies is expanding its relationship with IRI to include supply chain services, the organizations announced this week.
IRI already served as Albertsons' preferred partner for point-of-sale data, consumer panel insights and strategic growth initiatives to support joint business collaboration.
Under the expanded agreement, Albertsons will integrate inventory, transactional shipments and other supply chain data into the IRI Liquid Data and Unify visualization platform, which incorporates product movement and causal data, work-flow capability and real-time data visualization. The goal is to help Albertsons and its product suppliers collaborate more easily and make better decisions to benefit shoppers.
“We feel that there is real power and efficiency in connecting insights from our store shelves all the way back into the collective supply chain,” said Amanda Martinez, Albertsons' group vice president of corporate procurement. “This expanded agreement will allow us to collaborate in a more meaningful and real-time manner with our suppliers.”
Albertsons is the second largest grocery chain in the U.S., with roughly 2,200 stores across 33 states and Washington, DC. Store banners include Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Jewel-Osco.