DEERFIELD, IL – January 20, 2015 – Market6 Inc., a leading provider of web-based retail collaboration applications, today announced that Roundy’s, Inc. (RNDY:NYSE), a leading grocer in the Midwest, has selected Market6’s retailer/supplier collaboration software platform, Market6 Foundation™, to deliver a new vendor collaboration portal for Roundy’s enterprise-wide merchandising team and consumer goods supplier community.
With more than 148 stores serving the Illinois and Wisconsin markets and with an expanding presence in the greater Chicago area under its four year old Mariano’s banner, Mariano’s stores provide a highly differentiated shopping experience that combines an exceptional assortment of premium perishable and prepared foods with an inviting store ambiance to give customers a convenient one-stop shopping option in their neighborhood, at an attractive price point.
Roundy’s needed a simpler, more efficient way to exchange information and work with its suppliers on a daily basis around shared high-value business processes, such as executing promotions, managing inventory, driving new item introductions, and reducing out-of-stock items.
“By infusing our daily supplier interactions with better information, and by making our business relationships more transparent and accountable, we can make our stores more competitive and compelling to shoppers while managing our cost structure more efficiently,” said Bob Mariano, CEO of Roundy’s, Inc. “Using the Market6 Foundation™ solution, our merchants and supplier teams are now able to work together around the same set of daily store-level operational data, analytics, and performance measures to analyze business results, identify problems, and implement solutions—quickly enough to impact the business with measurably better results.”
To drive the business process improvement aspect of this project, Roundy’s selected The Partnering Group, a Market6 partner and leading strategy and management consulting firm serving every retail and consumer goods sector. The Partnering Group will provide consulting expertise and training, and change management leadership and skills, to ensure a maximum positive impact under the new collaboration processes and solution for Roundy’s and its suppliers.
The Partnering Group (TPG), a strategic Market6 partner, will design and imbed the Roundy’s-supplier collaborative planning processes and policies. TPG is a global leader in retail strategy and best practices with twenty-three retail publications translated in dozens of languages. The Partnering Group will provide process expertise, training, and change management leadership to produce an immediate and sustainable impact for Roundy’s and its suppliers.
Roundy’s is a leading grocer in the Midwest with nearly $4.0 billion in sales and more than 22,000 employees. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 148 retail grocery stores and 97 pharmacies under the Pick ’n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin and Illinois. Roundy’s is committed to helping the communities its stores serve through the Roundy’s Foundation. Chartered in 2003, the Roundy’s Foundation mission is to support organizations working to relieve hunger and help families in crisis due to domestic abuse, neglect, and other at-risk situations.
About The Partnering Group
The Partnering Group (TPG) is a global strategy and general management consulting firm. Our mission is to build incremental and sustainable value for leading retail and consumer product companies worldwide. For more than two decades, TPG has helped our clients identify and address their greatest challenges and opportunities in order to achieve maximum shareholder value.
Market6, headquartered in Deerfield, IL, provides strategic collaborative planning and execution applications, with advanced analytics built in, to effortlessly guide retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies toward smarter, faster, and more proactive operational decisions and actions every day. It is used daily by one of the largest US supermarket chains, Kroger, as well as more than 475 of its CPG partners. Purpose built to improve daily retail operations and business results, Market6 delivers a simple packaged solution that allows teams to quickly and easily learn exactly what is happening in their business in real time and how best to respond. For more information or to request a demo, please visit market6.com or follow us on Twitter @M6Analytics.