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Unified Grocers Inc. Launches CART Portal

Commerce, CA – Nov. 18, 2015 – Unified Grocers, today announced the launch of their CART platform in partnership with CART (the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology) advancingretail.org/unified, a new service for member retailers to find, learn about, and connect with the best Unified recommended solutions for their business.

The CART portal also includes a large and growing number of resources, including case studies, papers, and publications from universities, that can be searched and downloaded.

Unified is a trusted technology partner to our members,” said Mike Brown, VP of Retail Services and Technology, Unified Grocers. “There have been dramatic changes in the use of consumer-level technologies in recent years and the CART platform gives our members the ability to quickly find and understand solutions that are recommended by Unified. The platform is a major benefit to our retailers.”

Innovation is transforming the retail industry at a growing pace as increasingly powerful cloud-based solutions make sophisticated capabilities available to even the smallest retailer.  “Just as easily as you can search your smartphone for the latest apps, users can search CART for the latest retail solutions and connect with them through a single click,” said Gary Hawkins, CEO and Founder, CART. “CART is helping the industry keep pace with technology-fueled innovation.”

The Unified team has drawn upon their experience working with retailers and solution providers to partner with CART in creating a platform supporting Unified’s role in bringing the latest innovation to its retail customers.

“Unified Grocers is leading the charge to help their retail customers identify and deploy the best solutions for their business,” said Hawkins. “Today’s fast-paced innovation rewards those who are nimble and Mike Brown and his team at Unified are taking advantage of that to bring leading-edge capabilities to their independent retailers.”

To learn more about the Unified Grocers CART portal, please contact info@advancingretail.org.

About Unified Grocers, Inc.:

Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified and its subsidiaries, which generated almost $4 billion in sales during fiscal year 2014, offer independent retailers all the resources they need to compete in the supermarket industry.

About CART:

The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) powers an exclusive platform connecting retailers, brand manufacturers, and solution providers. The CART team has decades of experience as both retail operators and technological innovators, providing unique experience and exposure to the complexity of discovering, navigating, and implementing the latest technologies. The CART platform provides an ever-growing repository of solutions and related research materials to help industry executives keep pace in a world of daily innovation.

Unified Grocers Contact:

Bob Hutchins
bhutchins@unifiedgrocers.com
TEL (206) 763-7966

CART PR Contact:
Jeff Ketner
jeff@ketnergroup.com

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