Avero Food Cost Management: US Foods and Avero launch software solution to manage a restaurant kitchen

Rosemont, Ill., 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep 22, 2016 ), US Foods and Avero introduced a revolutionary new product that makes the challenging job of running a restaurant kitchen easier – Avero Food Cost Management (FCM). Avero FCM easily integrates with a restaurant’s point of sale system to give a seamless, digital look into food cost data and real-time inventory information. It also provides predictive sales forecasts and purchase quantity suggestions that tell restaurant operators exactly what they need to order, and when they need to order it.

“No restaurateur gets into this business because they love managing inventory and food costs, but this is essential and important work and through our partnership with Avero we are making this work easier,” said Jim Osborne, Senior Vice President, E-Commerce and Business Solutions, US Foods. “We know how difficult running a restaurant can be and that’s why we’ve made bringing leading technology solutions to our customers a priority.”

The US Foods and Avero partnership means that US Foods customers’ product lists and purchase trends are automatically loaded into Avero FCM based on historical purchases and invoices. All new US Foods orders can be placed quickly through Avero FCM, and customers’ inventory is automatically updated with the new purchases once they are received, saving operators hours each week. Additionally, the new product streamlines inventory counting and waste tracking – two areas where operators say they need help.

“At Avero we pride ourselves on understanding what restaurateurs want before they even know they want it, and we’ve taken that to the next level with our new Food Cost Management solution,” said Damian Mogavero, CEO and Founder of Avero. “Avero FCM adds tremendous value to the Avero product set, and our integration with US Foods gives restaurant operators across the country the ability to revolutionize their purchasing and inventory, helping them get back to doing what they love.”

Avero Food Cost Management is an affordable solution that can benefit all US Foods customers and now it’s part of the Avero Gold package. To learn more visit www.usfoods.com/avero.

About US Foods

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

About Avero

Avero is the leading provider of web-based and mobile business intelligence and analytical applications for the hospitality industry. We help restaurateurs and finance operators drive revenue, improve profitability, provide a superior guest experience, and outperform the competition. Avero’s applications can be integrated seamlessly with 65+ POS, Time & Labor systems. We process $24 billion in annual F&B transactions and have over 34,000 users in 68 countries, including many of the most renowned restaurants, casinos, and hotels in the world. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and New Delhi, the company is led by former hospitality professionals including CFOs, chefs, owners, sommeliers, and operators.

About US Foods
US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

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US Foods
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Kate Gold

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COGAMI (Galician Confederation of Persons with Disability) to manage Pull&Bear’s maiden ‘for&from’ store in Ferrol

COGAMI (Galician Confederation of Persons with Disability) to manage Pull&Bear's maiden ‘for&from' store in Ferrol
COGAMI (Galician Confederation of Persons with Disability) to manage Pull&Bear’s maiden ‘for&from’ store in Ferrol


Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pull&Bear thus debuts in Inditex’s workforce integration programme, ‘for&from’, for people with physical, mental or intelectual disabilities, having inaugurated its first store associated with this endeavour in Ferrol today (16/09/2016). The establishment, located at no. 82, calle Real in this Galician town, will be managed by COGAMI (the acronym in Spanish for the Galician Confederation of Persons with Disability), through its  special job centre, Integratex, and staffed with five people with different kinds of physical or intellectual disabilities. Pull&Bear’s maiden ‘for&from’ store boasts Brooklyn Beckham as its sponsor, under the slogan Jump barriers and be in the right place

During the store’s inauguration event, the president of COGAMI, Anxo Queiruga, highlighted the sustainability of Inditex’s ‘for&from’ initiative from both the social and economic standpoints.

With this new opening, the Group platform for the workplace integration of persons with disability has 11 stores across eight Spanish cities, three of which in Galicia: Allariz (Ourense), Culleredo and Ferrol (A Coruña).

The Pull&Bear ‘for&from’ store in Ferrol will sell prior-season items at discounted prices under a franchise regime. The staff with disabilities will receive ongoing professional training and support from both COGAMI’s experts and Pull&Bear’s sales teams.

90 jobs for persons with disabilities

Inditex’s ‘for&from’ programme got underway in Palafolls (Barcelona) in 2002 and today gives work to 90 people with some form of physical, mental or intelectual disability across the platform’s 11 existing stores operated under the various Group brands.

Today there are four ‘for&from’ stores in Galicia: two in Allariz, Ourense (Massimo Dutti and Tempe); one in Culleredo, A Coruña (Tempe); and the new Pull&Bear store in Ferrol. The ‘for&from’ store network is rounded out with six other stores in Catalonia: three in Palafolls, Barcelona (Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Oysho); one in Manresa, Barcelona (Stradivarius), one in Llagostera, Girona (Massimo Dutti) and the last in Igualada, Barcelona (Massimo Dutti); there is also one Tempe store in Elche, Alicante. All the stores are managed by charitable organisations specialised in integrating differently-abled people, such as COGAMI, Moltacte, APSA, Fundació Molí d’en Puigvert and APSA, among others.

In addition to demonstrating its ability to improve the quality of living of people with disabilities since it was created, the ‘for&from’ programme constitutes an important source of financing for Inditex’s partner charities. After an initial donation by Inditex for the store’s construction, the model becomes self-sustaining for the social entities via the money earned from the products sold. In 2015, the ‘for&from’ platform posted turnover of €5.3 million and a net profit of over €470,000 which has been reinvested in full in the projects run by the network’s partner charities.


COGAMI has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities in Galicia for the last 26 years and sees this work as the way to achieve social equality. It currently has 12 social economy initiatives underway that employ over 800 people. Additionally, it runs a job orientation service that provides individual attention to more than 4,000 people every year, shares advice on accessibility and gives awareness briefing sessions in a bid to normalise disability in every aspect of society.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544

Source: Inditex


Qatar International Islamic Bank selects NCR to monitor and manage its ATM network

QATAR, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB), one of the leading banks in Qatar, announced today (August 31, 2016that it has chosen NCR, a global leader in omni-channel technologies to monitor and manage QIIB’s ATM network for several years, helping the bank to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs.

In this context, a strategic agreement was concluded between QIIB and NCR, which comprised QIIB’s adoption of NCR’s innovative omni-channel solutions over the next three years.

In the signing ceremony, QIIB was represented by Mr. Jamal Abdullah Al-Jammal, Deputy CEO whereas NCR was represented by Mr. Hicham Yamout – General Manager of Qatar Branch. The signing ceremony was also attended by Mr. Zakaria Glaoui – General Manager of Personal Banking and Mr. Mohammad Said mubarek – Head the Alternative Channels from QIIB as well as Mr. Hady Maakaroun- Account Manager from NCR.

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Jamal Al-Jammal said: “At QIIB, we are committed to provide the best banking solutions and technologies to our clients. We are happy today to sign this partnership agreement with a global company such as NCR. We have in fact a long history of effective cooperation with the company and today, we are taking this cooperation to a whole new level which will reflect on our clients and the quality of the services provided to them through a QIIB country-wide ATM network”.

Al-Jammal added: “Investing in technology is one of the most important successful solutions to increase efficiency and efficacy as well as meet requirements in line with the clients’ expectations. Furthermore, improving the level of security requires us to keep pace with the best technological innovations and solutions, thus, we believe that NCR is capable of providing distinguished ATM and network monitoring solutions, as contained in the memorandum of partnership that we signed today. In this context, we would like to thank all those who contributed to the conclusion of this partnership, whether QIIB or NCR Staff”.

By virtue of this agreement, NCR will provide QIIB with solutions to monitor and handle any problems, emergencies or necessary updates to the Bank’s ATM network in a fast and efficient manner as well as solutions to resolve problems remotely.

“Consumers today are demanding financial services when and where they want without delay. Delivering these services in a fast, efficient and secure way is a key factor in retaining customers,” said Hicham Yamout, NCR General Manager for Qatar. “Our association with QIIB for a long-term agreement reiterates their confidence in our solutions to deliver exceptional customer experience with highest levels of services uptime, security and reliability.”

About QIIB
QIIB was founded in 1990 as the second Islamic bank in Qatar and is currently the third-largest bank in terms of assets and market value. It began operations in 1991 and is listed on the Qatar Exchange. The Bank provides comprehensive banking services to its clients through a country-wide network of branches. The Bank also has diverse regional and international partnerships.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA with approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

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London & Cambridge Properties to manage Govan Cross Shopping Centre in Glasgow

London, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) has added a popular neighbourhood shopping centre in Glasgow to its retail portfolio after it was appointed to manage the development.

LCP has taken on 21 fully occupied retail units at the 65,295 sq.ft Govan Cross Shopping Centre, which was purchased for in excess of £5 million by a company LCP works closely with.

James Buchanan, investment director at LCP, said: “We are committed to growing our property portfolio and the Govan Cross acquisition provides us with yet another excellent opportunity for our proactive asset management team to use their expertise to add further value.”

LCP, a leading West Midlands-based property investment and development company, is continually seeking high yielding investment property acquisitions in the UK. The market is constantly monitored and acquisitions are undertaken where there are real opportunities to enhance returns using LCP’s intensive management approach.

LCP’s largest retail acquisition of the year was the Blossom portfolio at £23.34 million, which comprises 14 retail sites totaling approximately 216,000 sq ft.

Govan Cross Shopping Centre is a popular neighborhood shopping centre located 3 miles West of Glasgow City Centre. It is located at the heart of Govan and is adjacent to Govan Bus Station.  Tenants include Home Bargains, Greggs, Peacocks, Iceland and Subway.

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Source:  London & Cambridge Properties (LCP)

LCP to manage Erith Riverside Shopping Centre following its acquisition by Evolve Estates Ltd

London, 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Erith Riverside Shopping Center becomes part of Evolve Estates Ltd’s growing UK investment portfolio that now stands at over £190m in value and includes over 60 properties.

Evolve Estates have purchased the long leasehold on the shopping center, the freehold of which is owned by the London Borough of Bexley.

The purchase comes just months after the London Borough of Bexley was successful in securing regeneration funding from the Greater London Authority for a number of projects to improve Erith town centre.

Sebastian Macdonald-Hall, Director of Evolve Estates says “We are excited for this opportunity to work with the local council as part of the regeneration of Erith town centre.  We are keen to make improvements to the tenant mix and want to actively manage the asset to improve the town center, which will benefit the local community and our business.”

Julian Diamond, LCP asset manager, said: “We have a close working relationship with Evolve Estates, and our wealth of experience in the retail property sector means we can manage Erith Riverside Center proactively to deliver benefits for the local community, the tenants, and for Evolve Estates.”

Gill Steward, Bexley’s Chief Executive, says “We are excited about Erith’s potential and the purchase of the shopping centre by Evolve is a positive step. We hope to work with them in the coming months and years as the regeneration program for the town gets into full swing.”

Ben Tyack, Director at Savills, who advised Evolve Estates on the Erith acquisition, says: “We were delighted to secure this asset on behalf of Evolve Estates in what was a competitive bidding process. There are still areas in London and the south-east with good growth potential into the medium term, this being a prime example.”

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Source: London & Cambridge Properties