Jason Burnett & Jeanette Buck


Xcelerate presentation

How AI helps you focus on what matters in your demand forecast

9:50am – 10:30am  |  Wednesday September 18th

SpartanNash is an American food distributor and grocery store retailer headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan. The company’s core businesses include distributing food to independent grocers, military commissaries, and corporate-owned retail stores in 44 states, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Jason and Jeanette will talk delegates through lessons learnt with AI and how together with changing shopper demand across the companies’ four channels is enabling SpartanNash to think differently about its replenishment strategy and inventory deployment, moving from a weeks of stock approach, to days of stock. The result being a just-in-time inventory methodology that allows more volume through the same size distribution network. 

“AI enables a scalpel versus shotgun technique to demand forecasting.”