May 16, 2004
InfinityQS Inks Deal with Kroger's Dairy Division
InfinityQS SPC Software Key to Quality Management System
Chantilly, VA - May 17, 2004 - InfinityQS® International, the premier provider of enterprise-wide quality control manufacturing solutions, today announced that The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation's largest grocery retailers, has purchased InfinityQS SPC (statistical process control) Standard and Enterprise software editions for the company's dairy plants for immediate implementation.
Kroger has already implemented InfinityQS at Kenlake Foods in Murray, Kentucky. In addition, Kroger is scheduled to implement InfinityQS SPC at other affiliated manufacturing plants over the next two years.
Kroger will use InfinityQS's software in its dairy manufacturing plants to control the fill weights of all dairy products. As part of the purchasing decision, the company ran a comprehensive pilot program at one of its dairy plants.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Kroger," said Mike Lyle, president of InfinityQS. "The relationship we have with them reinforces the capability of our software in the food industry."
About The Kroger Co.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger is one of the nation's largest retail grocery chains. At the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2003, the Company operated (either directly or through its subsidiaries) 2,519 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 32 states under two dozen banners including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, King Soopers, Smith's, Fry's and Fry's Marketplace, Dillons, QFC and City Market. Kroger also operated (either directly, through its subsidiaries or franchise agreements) 794 convenience stores, 444 fine jewelry stores, 412 supermarket fuel centers and 41 food processing plants. The Company contributed $106 million last year to local communities and non-profit organizations. For more information on Kroger, visit the company's website at www.kroger.com.