Date Check Pro & MCA Partner on Shelf Life Management
"To help grocers better manage their product expiration dates, Pinpoint Software, Inc (Date Check Pro) is bringing its expiration-date program to retailers and CPG brands across North America as a fully managed solution, thanks to its partnership with Merchandising Consultants Associates (MCA)."
The grocer was after a technology-based solution to support inventory management, having previously improved its operational efforts for out-of-code items to include thorough associate training and auditing processes to best manage the disposal of such items.
Special Report: Making Sense of Food Labels & Food Waste
Fox connected with Metcalfe’s for their insights on helping consumers better understand the variety of expiration date formats, and share how they use Date Check Pro and Stop Waste Together to fight food waste.
Grocery Software to Prevent Expired Food Gets Big Upgrade
Pinpoint launched its new platform for Date Check Pro after more than a year of development, bringing significant improvements to ease of use, reporting, and even automated sales based merchandising decisions.
Metcalfe’s Market, with stores in Madison and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has become the first official partner of Stop Waste Together in an effort to prevent food waste created by expired products from grocery shelves.
Metcalfe’s Market has partnered with the Stop Waste Together program, an effort to reduce the estimated $165 billion worth of food wasted annually. The initiative encourages customers to save between 20 percent and 30 percent by purchasing specially marked, soon-to-expire items throughout the store.