McLane Launches New Technology Application, Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS), at McLane National Trade Show
TEMPLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, announced the launch of Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS), a new ordering application for convenience store retailers, during the McLane National Tradeshow.
Mobile VTS allows operators to place orders using any Apple or Android smart device. With a convenient scrolling feature, detailed product listings, easy-to-order summaries and new items added weekly, Mobile VTS is a simple, handy and money-saving ordering solution. The items presented each week will be part of the best deals offered to the retail community.
Mobile VTS can be accessed with a McLane login or popular social media accounts, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MSN. With Mobile VTS, operators can designate the Quick Order process that applies a specific item quantity to all stores and ships products on the first date available or use a normal ordering method to specify quantities individually.
Franchisees and Independents who have limited or no IT resources, or those who don’t have or want to use a computer, are expected users of this new technology solution. Supplier community members can also use the application to introduce new items, make site visits or correct issues at store level. McLane teammates, such as Host Account Managers and Independent Sales Managers, are also expected users of Mobile VTS.
Deon Johnson, VP of Customer Technology at McLane, unveiled Mobile VTS at the McLane National Trade Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL during an educational session.
“Retailers today need solutions that are flexible and allow them to address situations in real time. Mobile VTS allows retailers to complete work when and where they choose,” said Johnson.
McLane is dedicated to providing its customers with the latest in new technology to improve efficiency in inventory and ordering. McLane’s technology solutions help retailers buy better, sell smarter and profit more.
McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.