Albertsons Supports Perishable Sector by Partnering With Procurant; Rich Mendonsa and Eric Peters Comment
WATSONVILLE, CA - Albertsons is investing in its perishable supply chain, as the retailer has entered a new partnership to streamline its order management operations. The retailer has successfully implemented the Procurant One technology platform across all of its banners.
"Perishable goods are critical to our success, and the complexity of our business and scale of operations require systems that are aligned with the demands of a modern, fast-moving supply chain. From day one, Procurant has been a great partner and has worked closely with our team to bring this new system online smoothly and in record time," said Rich Mendonsa, Vice President of Produce and Floral Procurement at Albertsons.
The Procurant system, a web-based buying application, connects all suppliers and stakeholders across the perishable goods supply chain, a press release stated. It is one of the first new perishable goods buying platforms available to retailers in more than 20 years.
The platform uses modern technology and design to improve the speed, efficiency, and reliability of order management in the produce and floral sectors, which are becoming increasingly important to stores’ bottom lines.
"This is a big day for Procurant and a great day for Albertsons Companies and their network of produce and floral suppliers. From the very first conversation, we knew we had a shared objective to modernize and improve the perishables buying process. I’m proud of the work we’ve done to get them live and transacting in record time, and to help bring a modern digital procurement platform to one of the industry’s largest and most influential retailers," said Eric Peters, Chief Executive Officer, Procurant.
Cheers to this new, fresh-forward partnership!