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Leading Convenience Store Distributor Selects VAI S2K for Food Enterprise Management Capabilities

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider and the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solution for Midsize Businesses, announced that J. Polep Distribution Services, a Massachusetts-based leading convenience store distributor, has selected its S2K for Food Enterprise Management Software to grow and streamline its operations, while increasing efficiency and profitability.

Servicing more than 4,000 chain and independent retailers in the 6 New England States, New York and Pennsylvania, J. Polep is ranked as one of the top 12 convenience store distributors in the country. The company has Distribution Centers located in Chicopee and Woburn, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and West Haven, Connecticut.  The Polep family has been in the business of servicing its customers for over 110 years.

With its aggressive growth plans and targeted new acquisitions, J. Polep was looking for a strong and experienced enterprise software partner to help support the unique requirements of the food manufacturing and distribution industries.

“As a top supplier of a host of products ranging from food and beverages, wine and spirits, tobacco, candy and automotive products, J. Polep needed an advanced solution to successfully meet its business objectives,” said Joe Scioscia, vice president  of sales, VAI. “S2K for Food provides a technology solution that’s specifically designed to meet their industry requirements for food distribution and manufacturing and provides the flexibility and enhanced capabilities to meet their future needs.”

“We selected VAI because of their reputation for outstanding customer support, aggressive product development and experience in the food manufacturing and distribution industries,” said Lori Polep, vice president and chief information officer, J. Polep Distribution Services. “VAI S2K will give us a complete ERP package and strong support team, which is critical to ensuring our company’s ongoing success.