Assortment management made easy. Valora, the Swiss trading and logistics holding company, and its 129 avec. shops rely on mobile product scanners. Since 2012, the often bulky and defect-prone barcode scanners have successively been replaced by smartphones in our modern Linea PRO scan covers. Our Shopper app runs on the smartphones and is revolutionizing the avec. shop’s ordering system: within seconds, assortments are now being planned, checked and new products ordered. Mobile, simple and fast.

Win-win-situation. Whenever shop employees scan a product, all relevant information is displayed on screen. What is the current stock status? Have new orders already been placed by work colleagues? In only a few clicks, avec. employes reorder products out of stock from the wholesaler directly. It is no longer necessary for employees to switch to a stationary work place and manually order products. At the same time, the wholesaler profits from rising sales: By being so simple and fast, Shopper is a handy tool for employees. As a consequence, they re-order more frequently.  

Mobile. Easy. Fast. In addition to an overview of the current stocks, our app also allows the creation of personalized order lists, lists trendsetters and best-seller products. Thanks to shopping cart analysis and recommendation systems, Shopper also suggests products that fit a current order and can be sold well together with. Thanks to the easy handling, more orders are automatically received by the same dealer. avec. employees and parent company Valora profit from Shopper in equal measure.



Innovation in Penny markets. Penny Markt GmbH is Europe's third-largest food discounter and distributor of Rewe Group products. In addition to regional and sustainable fruits, Penny also sells vegetables as well as baked goods and refrigerated products. In cooperation with Dataphone, Penny has completely modernized its own branch management. In 2016, the discounter switched from conventional mobile data capturing devices (MDCs) to smartphones with our Linea S scan covers. An innovation for the branch management: Employees safely scan the individual products within seconds.

Two cases of success. Nowadays, software and hardware must be fast, easily adaptable and offer a high investment protection. The two-case concept of Linea S makes this possible: Linea S comprises an upper and an under cover which enables new smartphone generations to be easily replaced without having to purchase a new scan case each time.

Technology and design. Both technical components and design-relevant factors played a role in creating Penny's customized solution. The discounter is now using Samsung S5 Mini devices with Linea S scan cases for all 3'500 stores adjusted to Penny's corporate design. In addition to 4'500 stationary data capturing devices, Penny also relies on 3'200 mobile devices in inventory kits.