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Big Sandy Superstores Partners with RedPrairie for Merchandise Management


Leading Furniture Retailer Chooses RedPrairie to Optimize Operations, Customer Service

RedPrairie Corporation, a global supply chain and retail technology provider, announced today that Big Sandy Superstores has chosen RedPrairie Merchandise Management to help optimize core business operations including merchandising, inventory management, customer service, warehouse management, point of sale and more.

As one of the nation's top 100 furniture retailers with approximately 20 locations nationwide, Big Sandy Superstores was looking to replace its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with an enterprise application capable of accommodating future growth.

Big Sandy Superstores partnered with RedPrairie based on its track-record of providing robust and effective solutions to big ticket retailers since 1974. By leveraging RedPrairie Merchandise Management, Big Sandy Superstores will be able to make more informed decisions to optimize inventory, employee productivity, and vendor relationships; while improving customer relationships and margins.

"After reviewing all of the leading industry players, I chose RedPrairie because they were best positioned to provide cutting-edge solutions that will meet our needs now and in the future," says Robbie Van Hoose, chief executive officer at Big Sandy Superstores. "RedPrairie was by far the most aggressive and accommodating in figuring out exactly what our needs were and then presenting a proposal that showed us they were serious about growing and maintaining their leadership position within the home furnishing industry."

Through RedPrairie Merchandise Management, Big Sandy Superstores will be able to access up-to-the-second inventory information on sales, returns, shipping notices and cycle counts to help determine which products are right for each store at the right price points.

"RedPrairie understands that to receive the maximum return on merchandise spend, big ticket retailers need to control costs, drive revenue and constantly meet the needs of savvy shoppers," says Tyler Owen, general manager, Merchandise Management at RedPrairie. "RedPrairie Merchandise Management will further enable Big Sandy's to be a customer-centric and nimble operation as they increase their competitive advantage in the home furnishings market."

"We are in the early stages of implementation and RedPrairie's performance to date has proven to me that I made the right choice and now have a very capable partner that will only enhance our business opportunities going forward," says Van Hoose. "Their new point of sale application, RedPrairie Point of Sale Plus, is a game changer."

For more information on how RedPrairie is keeping commerce in motion for the world's leading big ticket retailers, please visit RedPrairie at the Las Vegas Furniture Market at C-0496 WHFA, C-0488 WHFA Resource Center or visit

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