Save-A-Lot Commits to Voice-directed Logistics Solution

Food store chain streamlines distribution center operations, realizes 80 percent improvement in selection accuracy

Princeton, NJ — March 21, 2005 — The value-oriented, limited assortment grocery store chain Save-A-Lot, a subsidiary of SUPERVALU, said it has selected and implemented Voxware's voice-directed logistics solution, VoiceLogistics.

Save-A-Lot said its business model and logistics operations provide more than 4 million weekly shoppers savings of up to 40 percent compared to conventional grocery stores. The company operates more than 1,150 stores in 38 states, all served through a dedicated network of 16 warehouses.

Voxware worked with Save-A-Lot to customize VoiceLogistics in order to achieve business requirements and ensure that the voice-directed solution was integrated with Save-A-Lot's distribution strategy.

During the pilot phase Save-A-Lot realized an 80 percent improvement in selection accuracy, which the company said promotes its commitment to finding efficiencies and passing along cost savings to consumers.

Based on the pilot results, Save-A-Lot plans to move forward aggressively to install VoiceLogistics in additional distribution centers. "Save-A-Lot knew what they wanted to achieve," commented Tom Drury, Voxware CEO. "The company has a vision for the use of voice technology in its distribution operations. We were confident in our ability to tailor VoiceLogistics to Save-A-Lot's requirements, and to prove its worth in actual production use."