Atlanta, GA | November 15, 2016 - Stonebranch Inc., a leading provider of modern workload automation solutions, is pleased to be working with Lucky's Market, a specialty grocery store chain focused on natural, organic and locally-grown products. Founded in 2003 and based near Boulder, CO, Lucky's Market and its affiliates employ more than 1,800 associates and operate 17 stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States. Lucky's Market has selected Stonebranch's Universal Automation Center™ as their workload automation solution.
"As a young, fast growing company, our job automation was quickly becoming disconnected and difficult to manage. Jobs were being scheduled across multiple servers and in various ways, primarily Windows Task Scheduler and SQL Server scheduling," says Lucky's Market's Vice President of Information Technology, Chad Smith. "Even with a relatively small number of jobs and stores, it was becoming too complex to manage and support. As we were quickly opening new stores, and increasing the number of applications and jobs, it became clear now was the time to get this under control."
By implementing Universal Automation Center™, Lucky's Market benefits from a single source of job scheduling, enabling better monitoring and greater support of their jobs, and a single dashboard allowing for optimal transparency and visibility.
"In our opinion, after thoroughly evaluating our options, Stonebranch has the best-in-class job scheduling tools," said Smith. "The superior graphical interface along with tremendous ease-of-use and exceptional support stood out over the rest. In addition, Universal Automation Center™ came at a price point that was in line with a smaller business, but allowed for growth and scalability as our company grows."
"In our business, we're only as successful as our valued customers, " said Jay Myer, Vice President of Sales and General Manager of the Americas for Stonebranch, "so we're delighted to be powering Lucky Market's honorable quest to hook an entire generation on eating healthier. We look forward to celebrating Lucky's Market's continued success."
About Lucky's Market
Lucky's Market was started in 2003 by two chefs, Trish and Bo Sharon, when they bought a convenience store in Boulder, CO. The Sharons shared a vision of creating a grocery store chain where food lovers like themselves would want to shop, with organic, natural and local foods sold at affordable prices with genuine personal service. Today, those goals remain the hallmarks of the Lucky's mission.