Pensa Systems, an innovator in retail shelving intelligence, has announced the appointment of retail industry executive Mark Abernathy as Head of Market Development for the retail shelving industry. retail. Abernathy will lead Pensa’s go-to-market efforts to meet growing retailer demand for Pensa’s automated real-world shelf visibility data.
“Profitability has never been so difficult for retailers; the added expense of performing e-commerce, coupled with rising transportation and salary costs, is a significant headwind,” says Abernathy. “I’m excited to join Pensa, where I can marry my decades of experience improving operations in real-world retail environments, with Pensa’s powerful automated on-shelf intelligence solution that helps retailers improve their sales, reduce labor and monetize their data.”
Previously, as head of e-commerce operations at Kroger, Abernathy built and led a profitable $6 billion business across more than 2,000 locations in 19 regional divisions and expanded operations to support new industries. activity, in particular home delivery, home shipping and Click&Collect. . Earlier in his career, he spent 13 years with Harris Teeter in various store operating roles. He brings his expertise to help retailers accelerate growth, improve customer satisfaction and manage disruption.
“Pensa’s system is particularly effective at detecting stock-outs and bringing the shelf online in the new omnichannel world, driving increased interest and demand for our syndicated shelf data,” said Richard Schwartz, President and CEO of Pensa. “Mark intimately understands how to help retailers drive growth while dealing with market disruptions. We are delighted to have him on our side as Head of Retail.