CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bartell Drugs, the oldest drugstore chain in the nation, has selected KSS Retail, a dunnhumby company, and global provider of price modeling, optimization, and customer insight solutions for the retail industry, as its provider for Price Modeling and Optimization. Bartell Drugs will use the KSS optimization solution to better understand their customers wants and needs to provide value for their shoppers. Founded in 1890 by George H. Bartell Sr., today the retailer operates 58 stores in Washington State.
“Our customers count on us for great service and value,” said Ron Miller, SVP of Merchandising at Bartell Drugs. “We chose KSS Retail because we know Price Optimization will allow us to better understand what’s important to our shoppers, which will help us deliver the value they’ve come to expect.”
dunnhumby’s KSS Retail provides real-time modeling and optimization of regular and promotional pricing with the ability to look at pricing by price zones, as well as customer segments. KSS Retail serves a prestigious list of global retailers including The Kroger Co., O’Reilly Auto Parts, 7-Eleven, Fred’s, Raley’s, Sonae, among others.
“Bartell Drugs has an amazing history of success with a relentless focus on serving their customers,” said Yael Cosset, CEO of KSS Retail. “We are confident that our solutions around pricing, promotions, and shopper insights will help Bartell Drugs continue their success for many years to come.”
About Bartell Drug Company
The Bartell Drug Company was founded by George H. Bartell Sr., a 21-year-old pharmacist from Kansas in 1890. His son, George H. Bartell Jr., became president of the company in 1939. Today, all of the company’s 59 stores are located in Puget Sound neighborhoods.
Bartell Drugs is the oldest drugstore chain in the nation. George D. Bartell, grandson of the founder, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Jean (Bartell) Barber, the founder’s granddaughter, is the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the company. Together, the Bartell Family and employee associates have built an extremely successful company, one that strives to satisfy its customers by offering them personalized service and by providing its associates a stable and rewarding work environment. This mission is supported by some basic principles of conducting business that Bartell Drugs has followed since its inception in 1890. Bartell Drugs believes in providing their customers with the best possible selection of quality merchandise and friendly, courteous service at competitive prices in pleasant surroundings. Additionally, Bartell Drugs provides their employee associates with pleasant and rewarding employment.
About KSS Retail
KSS Retail, a dunnhumby Company, is the premier global provider of price optimization and shopper insight solutions for the grocery, convenience, chain drug, general and online retail industries. Retailers use KSS Retail software and professional services to better understand their customer’s needs, and to deliver more effective pricing, promotions and merchandising decisions. KSS Retail clients consistently achieve improved market share, sales and profit growth, and enhanced competitive positioning. Current clients include Kroger, 7 Eleven, O’Reilly Auto Parts, BI-LO, Sonae, Raley’s, United Supermarkets, dabs.com, ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, and many others. For more information, visit www.KSSRetail.com.