Garrett Brands Chooses ToolsGroup to Drive Digital Supply Chain Transformation
Garrett Brands implements AI-powered supply chain planning to bring its classic flavors to a growing customer base.
BOSTON – August 10, 2023 – ToolsGroup, a global leader in retail and supply chain planning and optimization software, is proud to announce it has been selected by Garrett Brands LLC, LLC, dba Garrett Popcorn Shops and Frango Chocolate, to support its increasing growth while achieving its high standards for product freshness and customer satisfaction.
Garrett Popcorn has been a Chicago staple for over 70 years , and now has retail shops in 8 countries. Frango Chocolate was established over 100 years ago. Garrett Brands maintains a portfolio of perishable items affected by seasonal demand, all while maintaining a customer experience that is synonymous with the quality of Garrett Popcorn and Frango. To streamline operations and increase efficiency, Garrett Brands initiated a search for the right supply chain planning tools to further its digitalization efforts and fuel continued growth.
Garrett Brands selected ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+), a suite of planning functions encompassing Demand Forecasting & Planning, Inventory Optimization, and Replenishment. These solutions tailor inventory to demand by accounting for market uncertainty, thanks to a powerful, built-in probabilistic forecast. ToolsGroup has over 60 food and beverage customers, giving the machine learning engine behind this forecast ample opportunity to learn and adapt to the industry’s unique challenges. By leveraging ToolsGroup’s native AI and automation, Garrett Brands can navigate the complexity of multiple channels and perishability amid network expansion.
“Due to the perishable nature of its products, the food industry is up against the clock when it comes to fulfilling demand and particularly sensitive to volatility,” said ToolsGroup CEO, Inna Kuznetsova. “As the pioneers in using the probabilistic method and AI in supply chain, ToolsGroup has empowered many food industry leaders and trained our AI models to strategically and decisively neutralize the ramifications of supply and demand volatility. We’re excited to partner with Garrett Brands, helping them grow their business, combat food waste, and continue their long tradition of delighting customers.”
ToolsGroup helps food producers achieve impressive business outcomes through intelligent probabilistic forecasting and inventory management. Learn more HERE.
About Garrett Brands LLC
GARRETT BRANDS LLC is the proud company behind the iconic Garrett Popcorn Shops and Frango Chocolate. While these brands are now recognized throughout the world, our hometown and our hearts are here in Chicago. We are grateful to be a part of special celebrations across generations, from holidays and weddings to quiet moments at home.
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