SAS, a division of Imperial Trading Company, is the leading distributor in the Midwest with a complete service program for the convenience store business. It also actively services drug stores, grocery stores, school and university stores, and other alternative convenience retail destinations. SAS employs over 500 people and has distribution centers in Grand Rapids, MI, and Indianapolis, IN. Established in 1927, SAS is a broad line distributor, meeting the needs of retailers in the convenience industry. SAS has many programs and over 12,000 products that can be utilized to eliminate many DSD vendors, saving time and money, including chips, milk, bakery, ice cream, and cooler door beverages. SAS partners with our suppliers to bring our customers powerful monthly promotional offerings. SAS has numerous tools to help retailers go to market every day, in every season, giving the opportunity to buy, sell, promote and profit.
SAS has partnered with 1WorldSync to leverage the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), to streamline new item setup and maintenance for SAS suppliers. GDSN allows suppliers to enter trusted, standardized, item content into the network and then send that content directly to SAS. This process will help ensure SAS has quality, accurate, and up to date information on all items in their catalog and ultimately get supplier products on shelves faster.
In using GDSN for new item set-up and maintenance, suppliers will be able to house all item records in one localized application and unify item setup. All updates performed on existing items, within GDSN, will automatically flow over to SAS allowing for real-time updates of supplier product content. With the proven efficiencies of using GDSN, this is now the preferred method of getting all item content to SAS.
If you would like to join this initiative and your organization is currently a member of a GDSN certified data-pool*:
*If you are a supplier not currently participating in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and would like to get started, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1WorldSync at +1 866.280.4013.
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