Specialty grocery store chain Sprouts Farmers Market is implementing the ARC BI Platform and Merchandise Analytics application from Manthan, a retail business intelligence and analytics solutions provider. Sprouts Farmers Market operates 166 stores across eight states.
The ARC Merchandise Analytics solution is designed to ensure standardization and consistency across business reporting. Using the platform, Sprouts plans to aggregate retail data from multiple sources. As a result, company employees will have access to all performance data and insights through one central application.
A BI upgrade was needed following recent company acquisitions. In 2011 and 2012, Sprouts Farmers Market completed mergers with Henry’s Market and Sunflower Farmers Market resulting in a mix of competing IT applications to manage the business, according to a press statement.
“The primary motivation for the Manthan solution adoption was the desire to get our decision-makers the information they needed more quickly,” said Steve Black, Chief Information and Marketing Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market. “Teams across the organization needed an easier way to look at data coming from multiple sources, without having to put that data together. We then wanted to have the ability to drill down or drill across that data. With Manthan solutions, all areas of the business have access to timely information on multiple devices, including mobile.”