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McLane Launches New Technology Application, Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS), at McLane National Trade Show


Company, Inc.
, a leading supply chain services company providing
grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, announced the launch of
Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS), a new ordering application for
convenience store retailers, during the McLane National Tradeshow.

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McLane's new ordering application for convenience store retailers, Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS).  ...

McLane's new ordering application for convenience store retailers, Mobile Virtual Trade Show (VTS). (Photo: Business Wire)

Mobile VTS allows operators to place orders using any Apple or Android
smart device. With a convenient scrolling feature, detailed product
listings, easy-to-order summaries and new items added weekly, Mobile VTS
is a simple, handy and money-saving ordering solution. The items
presented each week will be part of the best deals offered to the retail

Mobile VTS can be accessed with a McLane login or popular social media
accounts, including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MSN. With Mobile
VTS, operators can designate the Quick Order process that applies a
specific item quantity to all stores and ships products on the first
date available or use a normal ordering method to specify quantities

Franchisees and Independents who have limited or no IT resources, or
those who don't have or want to use a computer, are expected users of
this new technology solution. Supplier community members can also use
the application to introduce new items, make site visits or correct
issues at store level. McLane teammates, such as Host Account Managers
and Independent Sales Managers, are also expected users of Mobile VTS.

Deon Johnson, VP of Customer Technology at McLane, unveiled Mobile VTS
at the McLane National Trade Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in
Orlando, FL during an educational session.

"Retailers today need solutions that are flexible and allow them to
address situations in real time. Mobile VTS allows retailers to complete
work when and where they choose," said Johnson.

McLane is dedicated to providing its customers with the latest in new
technology to improve efficiency in inventory and ordering. McLane's
technology solutions help retailers buy better, sell smarter and profit

About McLane

McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services
leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for
convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants
throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane
Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and
one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and
delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000
locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic
beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire
Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway
Inc. (NYSE:BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.

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