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ReposiTrak, a food safety solution provider backed by international food safety consultants Leavitt Partners and retail technology experts Park City Group (NYSE MKT: PCYG) today announced the successful initiation of the “on-boarding” process for the suppliers of the initial member of ROFDA (Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates), the largest cooperative of independent food wholesalers in the U.S.
Powered by Park City Group’s technology, ReposiTrak enables grocery warehouses, supermarkets, packaged goods manufacturers, food processing facilities, drug stores and drug manufacturers, as well as logistics partners, to track and trace products and components throughout the food, drug and dietary supplement supply chains. In addition, the technology addresses the market need of receiving, storing, sharing, and maintaining regulatory documentation all in one convenient location. ReposiTrak reduces risk in the supply chain by identifying backward chaining sources and forward chaining recipients of products in near real time.
“The successful implementation of ReposiTrak by the first ROFDA member strengthens ROFDA’s commitment to providing safe food throughout its supply chain,” said Rich McKeown, President of ReposiTrak. ROFDA members represent 20% of the supermarket industry and nearly 50,000 suppliers.
About Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA)
In 1962, a few cooperative food distributors from around the southeast formed an organization known as the, “Southeastern Food Cooperative Association,” (SFCA). Over the years, growth from outside the southeast occurred as cooperatives recognized the numerous advantages of participating in a cooperative only environment. Due to the new geographic locations of its members and the changing demands of the retailer owned segment of the food industry, the name, Southeastern Food Cooperative Association, did not appropriately identify its members. So in 1988, a name change of the association was approved by its Board of Directors, and thus the new name, Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA), emerged. The mission of ROFDA is to promote and support the retailer-owned distribution segment of the food industry with value added programs and services, all in furtherance of servicing independent retail grocers located throughout America.