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AUSTIN, Texas -- Professional Datasolutions Inc. (PDI) presented six awards to convenience retailers for their leadership roles and dedication to the improvement of store efficiencies in the convenience store and petroleum marketing industry.
Recipients included: West Point, Ga.-based Spectrum Stores Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas-based SSP Partners Inc., Gassaway, W.Va.-based Go Mart Inc., Philadelphia-based Sunoco Inc., Minneapolis-based Good Time Stores Inc., and Ft. Worth, Texas-based FFP Operating Partners L.P.
The awards were presented at the annual PDI Users Conference 2002 held in Austin, Texas Aug. 24-28. With more than 350 attendees, the conference has grown into one of the largest gatherings of automation leaders in the industry.
PDI honored Spectrum Stores for their extensive use of PDI/Rebate Manager. "This is the best time saving tool I have ever experienced," said Nannette Brooks, marketing and advertising director for the 100-store chain.
SSP was honored for outstanding dedication in the implementation of the PDI/Fuel Reconciliation software. Ella Cunningham, operations accounting manager for SSP, said, "PDI/Fuel Reconciliation ensures our inventory and fuel margin information is both consistent and accurate by eliminating many human errors."
Go Mart was recognized for its outstanding use of auditing with the PDI/Store Assistant software, which "completes the circle of our scan-in, scan-out capabilities, helping us to keep the money-makers on the shelves," said Bobbi Morgan, accountant for Go Mart.
Sunoco was recognized for its efforts to build and implement a payroll interface to the Travelers Express money order dispenser. Sunoco is now printing payroll checks at the store level.
Good Times/Twin Cities was awarded for its diligence in working with PDI to successfully implement item-level inventory throughout their 227-store chain.
FFP Operating Partners, L.P. was recognized for expanding their use of the Relativity software product to create multiple reports and build new reconciliation processes.