(Aug. 27) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In a year that already has seen two New England retailers — Shaw’s Supermarkets Inc. and Hannaford Bros. Inc. — sign up for its online transportation logistics platform, Elogex has added a New England wholesaler to its roster of clients.

The company signed a deal with Bozzuto’s Inc. to provide electronic logistics services for the Cheshire, Conn.-based wholesale grocer.

All of Bozzuto’s facilities, fleets, third-party carriers and customers will be able to manage shipments and monitor inventory through the Elogex system. The system also will allow users to establish and manage carrier contracts, track performance and compliance and develop customer pick-up programs.
Joe Callahan, director of transportation for Bozzuto’s, estimated that his company will be handling more than 50% of its inbound freight within the next two years by using the system.

Vice president of distribution services Jay McDowell said that is one of the main reasons the company chose Elogex.

“For the first time, we will have a legitimate handle on our inbound freight using Elogex,” he said.

Bozzuto’s has a 115-unit fleet headquartered at its food distribution facility in Cheshire that serves clients throughout the Northeast.

In addition to managing the operations for that facility and the fleet, the Elogex system will be used to automate payment for some 12,000 freight bills each year, meaning Bozzuto’s will move to a paperless freight billing system.

Bozzuto’s supplies chain and independent supermarkets in New York, New England, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Elogex has been making a push to bring its logistics platform to the retail market this year, signing Shaw’s in January and Hannaford Bros. in March.

The company also signed a deal in April to handle inbound and outbound transportation logistics for Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn Dixie Stores Inc.

For more information on Elogex, visit the Web site at www.elogex.com or call (866) 302-1936. For more information on Bozzuto’s, visit the Web site at www.bozzutos.com.