“Profitability has never been more challenging for retailers; the added expense of e-commerce fulfillment coupled with the rising cost of transportation and wages is a significant headwind,” says Abernathy. “I’m excited to join Pensa, where I can marry my decades of experience improving operations in real-world retail environments, with Pensa’s powerful, automated shelf intelligence solution that helps retailers improve sales, reduce labor and monetize their data.”
Previously, as head of e-commerce operations at Kroger, Abernathy created and led a profitable $6 billion dollar business across 2000+ locations in 19 regional divisions and expanded operations to support new
“Pensa’s system is uniquely effective at detecting stockouts and bringing the shelf online in the new omni-channel world, and that’s driving up interest and demand for our syndicated shelf data,” says Richard Schwartz, president and chief executive officer, Pensa. “Mark intimately understands how to help retailers drive growth while simultaneously navigating market disruptions. We are thrilled to have him aboard as head of retail.”
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