Honest Weight Food Co-op

Honest Weight Food Co-op recently installed STCR’s IBM SurePOS registers running the SMS POS application. The SMS system was selected for its flexibility to meet the unique needs of the Food Co-op. Some of the unique features being utilized are integration for memberships, Scan Genius, UNFI pricing, Cooperative Advantage promotions, inventory control and multiple years of sales history. Alexandra Juhre, IT Coordinator at HWFC, says "We seriously considered four POS systems and we chose SMS for its robust architecture, extensive data storage and retrieval, customizable integration and reporting and its comprehensive support for promotions and coupons. Together with on-site hardware support through IBM and 24/7 Help Desk support from STCR, this package clearly delivered more value than the competition."

The Honest Weight Food Co-operative (HWFC) is a for-profit; member owned and operated health food retail business located in Albany, New York. The organization began as a buying club in the fall of 1976 and was located in the basement of a home in Albany. The full title of the organization was the Honest Weight (No Springs) Food Co-op, named after the motto on a scale made by the Toledo Scale Company. In subsequent years, “(No Springs)” was removed from the name.

The Co-op has plans for a new store in 2011 featuring approximately 17,000 square feet of flexible retail space. Highlights of the plan include a full-service deli & bakery, juice/coffee bar, expanded departments, a large community room, teaching kitchen and meeting space.