Case Study

Transforming Expiry Management at
Lady Drug Store in Japan

The adoption of Invafresh Expiry Management has led to a drastic reduction in the workload associated with expiration date checking. 
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Lady Drug Store

Transforming Expiry Management at
Lady Drug Store in Japan

The adoption of Invafresh Expiry Management has led to a drastic reduction in the workload associated with expiration date checking.

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Lady Drug Store
Invafresh has not only streamlined our expiration date management but also instilled a new level of confidence and efficiency in our operations, setting a new standard for retail excellence.
Lady Drug Store
矢野智則氏(Mr. Toshinori Yano)
General Manager of the Business Improvement Department, Lady Drug Store
The Challenge

Lady Drug Store, a chain of dispensing pharmacies and drug stores headquartered in Matsuyama, Japan, operates approximately 245 stores and is one of the largest store networks in the region. They faced significant challenges in managing expiration dates for their expanding range of food items across their drugstores. The process was manual, time-consuming, and prone to errors, requiring approximately 60 labor hours monthly. This task, critical for preventing the sale of expired products and ensuring customer satisfaction, was becoming increasingly unmanageable and was affecting staff morale.

Lady Drug Store Challenge
Lady Drug Store Solution
The Solution

In search for an effective solution, Lady Drug Store discovered Invafresh Expiry Management, an innovative expiration date management solution. Designed with ease of use in mind, the solution did not require integration with their core system, making it an attractive tool for the chain. Invafresh’s approach was to focus on monitoring the earliest expiry date.

The app’s lightweight nature allowed for quick installation and easy use on tablets in stores. Store employees simply needed to input the earliest expiration date for displayed products, and the system would prioritize checks based on the impending expiry dates.

The Results

The adoption of Invafresh Expiry Management has led to a drastic reduction in the workload associated with expiration date checking. Labor hours were reduced by 70%, with the solution providing a more accurate and efficient process. This has allowed even part-time workers to manage tasks without extensive training, further reducing labor costs and improving store operations.

The partnership between Lady Drug Store and Invafresh is a testament to the power of digital transformation in the retail industry. By embracing innovative technology, Lady Drug Store overcame significant operational challenges, enhancing productivity and customer trust.

Lady Drug Store Results
Labor

70% Reduction in
labor hours

Smart automation

More accurate
and efficient process

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0 %

Food waste
reduction

$ 0 K

Realized annual
benefits

10 %

Less time
checking dates

0 %

Reduction in
backroom inventory

0 %

More revenue
from markdowns

0 %

Fresh sales
growth

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