Express Foodservice achieves swift success with Sanderson wholesale solution

Posted by Rita Patel on Mon, Aug 05, 2013
express food service

Sanderson, the publicly owned UK provider of software solutions to the Delivered Wholesale and Cash & Carry industries, has implemented its wholesale IT system at frozen food wholesaler Express Foodservice to support its growing business and deliver excellent customer service.

Based in Derry/Londonderry, fast growing Express Foodservice operates a busy cash & carry operation and offers a delivered service throughout Northern Ireland, supplying an extensive product range. Express Foodservice selected the Sanderson wholesale IT solution, Swords, as the best integrated wholesale distribution system for its requirements. The solution is helping the company to increase sales and improve efficiencies by streamlining processes, such as sales order processing.

The Swords system integrates all areas of the company, providing improved visibility of information across the business. The telesales team is benefitting from instant access to real-time stock and pricing information and current promotions, providing opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell. Furthermore, accurate stock information is helping Express Foodservice to make cost effective purchasing decisions, maximising their use of available warehouse space.

Additionally the company has selected Business Intelligence which offers powerful reporting tools allowing Express Foodservice to accurately measure business performance at any time, and ensuring an immediate quick response to any potential issues. The company has also implemented Swords Radio Frequency scanners (RF) at goods-in, which instantly matches deliveries against purchase orders and highlights discrepancies - eliminating costly errors and ensuring 100% stock accuracy.

Mr Gerard Lafferty, Managing Director of Express Foodservice comments:

“We have seen real business benefits following our implementation of the Sanderson system. The Swords system has streamlined our processes, and with improved visibility of stock information we have boosted our customer service levels.”

Martin Beatty, Product Director for Wholesale Distribution solutions at Sanderson adds:

“We are very happy to work with Express Foodservice at this exciting time of their growth. The Sanderson solution is delivering significant improvements at the company and continues to generate efficiencies in the warehouse operation using our RF solution. Swords is a modular system, so Express Foodservice has the flexibility to increase functionality as and when required.”

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Rita Patel
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Express Foodservice

Express Foodservice (NI) was created when Gerard Lafferty purchased a successful wholesale business (Bap Express) in Derry/Londonderry in 2012. Express Foodservice has recently partnered with Landmark Wholesale as a sole distributor of Landmark products in Northern Ireland.

About Sanderson

Sanderson is one of the UK’s leading technology providers, supplying end-to-end multi-channel retail and wholesale solutions. Sanderson Group has over 200 customers of all sizes of organisations, using its proven solutions for wholesale operations, stores, mail order and ecommerce.

About Swords

Swords, from Sanderson, is a comprehensive software solution for delivered wholesale and cash & carry businesses. Swords integrates all areas of the supply chain, balancing the demands of sales, purchasing, stock and cash flow. Sophisticated business intelligence facilities provide powerful management information to aid business decisions, improve efficiency, reduce costs and raise customer service levels.


News At A Glance

About: Express Foodservice

Business: Express Foodservice has implemented Sanderson's wholesale IT system to support its growing business and deliver excellent customer service.

Solution:  Swords