Henderson Group Implements ADC to Support Natasha’s Law Regulations

UK Retailer Implements ADC’s Recipe Management and Label Printing

TAMPA, Fla. – Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, and ViVO grocery brands in Northern Ireland and Applied Data Corporation (ADC), the leading global provider of store operations platforms built for grocery and convenience retailers, today announced their partnership. Specifically, the 120 plus-year-old grocer will utilize ADC’s fresh item management platform for recipe management and label printing.

One area of important focus for the partnership surrounds the Natasha Law regulations set to impact UK food retailers starting October 1, 2021. This new allergen law requires that pre-packed food for direct sale clearly display and emphasize allergen ingredient information (i.e., bolded text, underlined text, or text in a different color).

“We are excited to partner with the Henderson Group. Their long history in the industry coupled with ADC’s FreshIQ® platform will provide their customers with compliant nutrition food labels they can trust,” says Shamus Hines, ADC CEO.

FreshIQ, will enable the Henderson Group to stay compliant with the new regulations. The platform is an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that includes Recipe Management to identify and track necessary ingredients and nutritional information and Label Printing to support design, customization, and legally compliant printing of fresh food labels.

“As a food retailer, it is our responsibility to provide customers with the information they need regarding allergens and the food they consume,” states Darren Nickels, Henderson Group. “The nature of food retail is complex, and it is critical that the technology we use helps us build, track, and maintain legally compliant recipes across our organization.”

Henderson Group is fully live with FreshIQ and providing their customers with compliant food labels prior to the Natasha’s Law deadline.

About Applied Data Corporation

For more than 30 years, ADC has been a food technology innovator. Our platforms, FreshIQ® and ShopperKit, offer retailers an omnichannel approach to total store operations. FreshIQ allows retailers to effectively plan, prepare, analyze, and deliver the fresh food items shoppers want. The ShopperKit platform enables in-store order fulfillment for retailers to receive, prioritize, and process orders from their online counterparts allowing grocers to offer in-store pickup or delivery services to their online customers. ADC’s products are deployed globally in more than 120 grocery and convenience store chains and 20,000 locations. Visit www.applieddatacorp.com to learn more.

About Henderson Group

Henderson Group are the owners of the SPAR, EUROSPAR, ViVO, ViVOXTRA, and ViVO Essentials franchises in Northern Ireland and have been distributing food and grocery-related products to convenience retail for over 120 years. The Henderson Group is comprised of four independent companies – Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail, Henderson Foodservice, and Henderson Group Property. Henderson Technology and Henderson Print are subsidiary companies operating within Henderson Wholesale.