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This goes well beyond preparing supermarkets to pass
regulatory inspections and looks at driving consistent,
long-term behaviors to mitigate food safety risks."
Chris Boyles, Steritech

employees to be out of work while the outbreak is investigated," Boyles says. "We are also
able to help supermarkets identify root causes
to food safety issues, implement corrective
action plans to ensure issues are resolved,
and provide additional food safety training to
employees."
Steritech utilizes its OnBrand360, a proprietary solution to data collection and assessment. The program has two sides, one for the
company's data specialists to capture information during the assessment, and another for
retailers to view the collected data.
"On the customer side, we are able to
translate this captured information into the
data they need to evaluate and chart information that helps them uncover problem areas
and drive solutions," Boyles says. "The system
is able to generate a range of reports to help
customers understand the data and respond to
the insights which can be filtered to different
organizational levels such as location manager, area director, or corporate-level."

Embracing solutions
Utilizing technology that points out your flaws
isn't always the easiest change of pace. There
is some pushback, Karel says, but it's worth it
in the end.
"Most chain retailers see the writing on the
wall that getting visibility into and control
around their operation isn't going to happen
without embracing technology to a greater

degree," he says. "It may be a matter of timing
and getting internal alignment on a strategy
and the right solution to support it. But, when
they take a step back and realize the future of
their grocery business involves fighting for the
same consumer dollars that other supermarkets, restaurants and innovative food delivery
start-ups also covet, they realize retaining a
competitive edge likely means discovering
their technological edge."
Zenput and applications like it are designed
to engage and drive rapid adoption, Karel
says, making it an ideal fit for the supermarket
industry, which employs many workers early
in their career journey. Many of these workers
just entering the workforce grew up immersed
in mobile apps, spending relatively little time in
the world of desktops and paper.
"By giving them apps and tools that feel like
the ones that they're using in their consumer
lives, they're naturally attracted to them,
Karel says. "And, there's suddenly a cool factor
to their jobs. If a young person in his or her
first job can choose a company that gives
them cool tech tools to get their jobs done,
engagement goes up -- which is exactly what
our clients relay is happening when they introduce Zenput."
That leads into Zenput's belief that employees who care for their consumers and modern
technology don't have to be mutually exclusive ideas. The right workers can be trained
on, and embrace high-end tech that makes the
entire operation safer.
"With Zenput, we make it viable and safe to
empower the workforce in your stores to be
an integral part of how food safety happens,"
Karel says. "Broad visibility into progress
against key procedures, critical alerts, and
issue resolution tracking take the guesswork
out of this. Individual employees aren't left to
make judgement calls as to whether a process
needs to be performed, flagged or escalated.
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Some of
the insights
provided by
Steritech's
OnBrand
360 program
Root cause analysis - The
technology has the ability to
capture data that can unveil
basic causes of the issues
cited; this is supported by our
unique data capture capability
that facilitates the analysis of
this data.
Hierarchy view - The system
allows for the individual stores
to view their results and
trends, but also allows those
higher in the organization to
spot regional and overall chain
trends, identify training needs,
policy needs, spot vendor
issues, etc.
Closed-loop corrective action
functionality - Its closedloop functionality allows
store-level associates to enter
exactly what they have done
to correct issues and close
them out and prevent them
from reoccurring. These
corrective actions can then be
viewed within the organization's hierarchy.

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Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
COMMISSARY INSIDER - June 2019
PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - June 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
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