A look back at an innovative 2016 for The Nexxus Group®

CEO Mark Landgren
CEO Mark Landgren

By Kevin Doyle

Content Editor

While shifting our focus to the promise of 2017, we wanted to share one final look at our very busy and innovative 2016.

 “2017 is an exciting year for The Nexxus Group; our technology solutions and our client needs are in extreme alliance.  After the historic expansion in category launches in 2016 and the realization that our solutions save time and money for our partners, we are thrilled to investigate each new opportunity together,” said Nexxus Group CEO Mark Landgren.    

Technology

We rolled out our proprietary NexxHub™ platform in February, further enhancing our industry standard Scan Based Trading (SBT) services and expanding our capabilities with subscription access to our business intelligence solution that provide you new ways to aggregate and display actionable information. Our network includes 71,000 retail locations and more than 6,000 distributors and manufacturers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

In total, Nexxus launched 116 new retailer products in 2016. More than 80 percent of these launches were non-publication based, encompassing propane, bakery, novelty, ice, apparel, flowers, greeting cards, DVDs, and ice cream, among other products.  Additionally, we enhanced tracking capabilities, processing more than 150,000 tickets through our CMR via Zendesk.

Infrastructure

Our Charlotte, NC team moved into its spacious new home in February, located at 10815 Sikes Place, Suite 210. The location features a comfortable reception area, reliable high-speed fiber optic data connection, integrated telephones with Nexxus headquarters and a beautiful new conference room. Easy access to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Uptown Charlotte and numerous eateries made this move a big winner.

Clients and Programs

Our client roster grew to include Weis Markets of Sunbury, PA; Stewart’s Shops of Saratoga Springs, NY; Mirabito Holdings, Inc. of Binghamton, NY;  and Brookshire Brothers of Lufkin, TX.

We also:

  • Expanded our existing program with Circle K, adding more than 1500 former Pantry Stores locations that joined the global Circle K family.
  • Continued building our growing relationship with Amerigas, adding thousands of locations to our platform at 7 Eleven and Circle K.
  • Revitalized our full-service Krispy Kreme program that launched for Walmart on Nov. 4, 2016. Royal Farms and Schnucks were brought on board as well.
  • Enjoyed great success with our flower programs in 2016, adding sales to more than 15 retailers for Valentines and Mother’s Day and continuing sales throughout the year with multiple retail partners.
  • Closed the year finalizing our first product launch of 2017 which occurred on Jan. 2 with United Packaged Ice Company for 251 CEFCO Convenience Stores locations.

People, etc.

We added personnel in key positions. Industry veteran Dennis Cota joined the team in the role of National Accounts Manager in January and Bill Keating brought with him a vast array of experience when he came on board as Chief Financial Officer in November. Additionally, Pat McGinley was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in March to oversee improvements in operational effectiveness and expansion of our overall capacity.  

The company sailed Boston Harbor aboard “The Spirit of Boston” in September and the Charlotte group had enough snow on the ground to go tubing during its year-end gathering in December. The extended Nexxus family grew as well as Rebecca Mason, Stacey Jellerson and Angela Brunk welcomed babies.

About The Nexxus Group®

Established in 2003, The Nexxus Group provides the industry’s leading full-service Scan Based Trading (SBT) suite and is a trusted business solutions and services partner at more than 71,000 locations for more than 90 retailers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We deliver innovative, cost effective SBT solutions for the Number One market leaders in grocery, mass merchant, drug, convenience, discount and coffee as well as national CPG suppliers. We support retailers and more than 6,000 distributors and manufacturing partners in categories such as bakery, dairy, propane, flowers, snacks, novelties, magazines, books and newspapers.

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Kevin Doyle, Web Content Editor / 1.978.993.7044 / kdoyle@thenexxusgroup.com

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